ESL Writing

Transitions and Connectors ("Though")

In this ESL writing exercise, students are introduced to the proper usage of the word "though", which can be used to connect sentences or transition from one idea to the next.

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Though

“Though” has the same meaning as “although” or “even though”.

** You can put “though” at the beginning of a sentence, in the middle of a sentence, and also at the end of a sentence.

 

Sentence Pattern:
Even though
[sentence A], [sentence B]
[sentence B] even though [sentence A]
[Sentence A]. [Sentence B] though.


Examples:

Though I’ve met that man twice, I can’t remember his name.

I’ve met that man twice, though I can’t remember his name.

I’ve met that man twice. I can’t remember his name, though.

 

Though I work very hard, I don’t make much money.

I don’t make much money, though I work very hard.

I don’t make much money. I work very hard, though.

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Rewrite these sentences three times:

a) first with “though” at the beginning of the sentence, then

b) with “though” in the middle of the sentence, and finally

c) with “though” at the end of the sentence. (See page 78 for sample answers.)

 

1. Marvin is very rich, but he is not an arrogant person.

a)_______________________________________________________________

b)_______________________________________________________________

c)_______________________________________________________________

 

 

2. Wanda is crying, but she is not sad.

a)_______________________________________________________________

b)_______________________________________________________________

c)_______________________________________________________________

 

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