Linking words

Use of English - intermediate level

Linking Words


Choose the answer A, B or C that completes each sentence.


1 Studying abroad is a great opportunity. .......... the other hand, you might find yourself getting homesick.

A By

B In

C On


2 He did hardly any work before the exam. .........., he managed to pass.

A Although

B Nevertheless

C Despite


3 Life in a big city is more stressful than the country. .......... it can also be expensive.

A Further

B Addition

C Moreover




4 Some people have said the play is boring. .......... the contrary, I found it absolutely fascinating

A On

B In

C At


5 The law regarding dangerous driving has been changed. As a/an .......... ,more people are going to prison.

A effect

B result

C outcome


6 The company is making a number of changes. In other .......... it seems that there are going to be a number of job losses.

A words

B ways

C sayings


7 She bumped into her ex-boyfriend in the street, .......... all her efforts to avoid him.

A through

B spite

C despite



8 The team played well in the first half. In .........., during the second half they completely lost control of the game.

A contrary

B contrast

C context


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