ESL Writing

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Review of "Despite/In spite of"

In this ESL writing exercise, students practice rewriting sentences using "despite" or "in spite of".

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Despite / In spite of

 

Rewrite these sentences using “despite” or “in spite of”. (See page 78 for sample answers.)


1. Mark has a broken leg, but he still tried to walk to school.

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2. Although she was tired, Mary decided to go running.

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3. Jack walked to school, even though the weather was cold.

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4. This car has a high price, but I decided to buy it anyways.

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5. Although he eats a lot, Mickey isn’t overweight.

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Now write two of your own sentences, using “despite” or “in spite of”:

1. ________________________________________________________

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2. ________________________________________________________

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