Linking Words Practice August 2018

Fill in the gaps below with the correct linking words. This is useful practice for your IELTS writing task 2 essay. Using linking words requires you to be careful with the grammar structure of your sentences – this lesson will review your ability to do that.

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Questions

Choose the correct letter to complete each sentence. It is possible to have more than one letter for an answer.

  1. ……………. the government building more homes in city centres, there is still a lack of housing.
    1. Answers: A) Although   B) Despite   C) So
  2. ………….. the government is increasing the amount of money spent on dealing with environmental pollution, individuals must still play their part.
    1. Answers: A) But    B) Although  C) Despite
  3. People should eat a balanced diet ……………..  avoid serious health problems.
    1. Answers:  A) due to    B) so     C) in order to
  4. …………… there are children who may not find it easy to live abroad, for others it can be an experience that helps them mature and become more independent.
    1. Answers: A) While  B) In spite of  C) Even so
  5. ………………….. more and more people moving to the city to find jobs, housing has become a serious problem in city centers.
    1. Answers A) Consequently   B) As a result  C) As a result of  D) Owing to

Answers

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Comments

  1. 1.B
    2.B
    3.C
    4.A
    5.C

  2. 1. B
    2. B
    3. C
    4. A
    5. D

  3. A
    C
    C
    A
    D

  4. AMRITA MALLICK says:

    1.B
    2.B
    3.C
    4.A
    5.C

  5. 1-b
    2-b
    3-c
    4-a
    5-d

  6. 1. A
    2. C
    3. C
    4. A
    5. D

  7. 1. A
    2.B
    3.A
    4.A
    5.A

  8. taiana pereira says:

    1.A
    2.C
    3.C
    4.A
    5.D

  9. 1. B
    2. B
    3. C
    4. A
    5. D

  10. B
    B
    C
    A
    C/D

  11. 1.A
    2.A
    3.C
    4.B
    5.C

  12. Chidinma amadi says:

    1.B
    2.B
    3.C
    4.A
    5.C

  13. 1. B
    2. C
    3. C
    4. A
    5. A

  14. baljinder kaur says:

    b,b,c,a,c

  15. 1.A 2.C 3.C 4.A 5.C

  16. baljinder kaur says:

    b,b,c,a,b

  17. 1.a
    2.c
    3.c
    4.a
    5.c

  18. 1.A
    2.C
    3. C
    4. A
    5. C

  19. 1.a
    2.a
    3.c
    4.c
    5.b

  20. TESSY THOMAS says:

    1.A
    2.C
    3.C
    4.A
    5.D

  21. Mio bob97 says:

    My answers are
    1.B
    2.B
    3.C
    4.C
    5.D

  22. 1-B
    2-B
    3-C
    4-A
    5-C

  23. Merry Lozada says:

    1. B
    2. B
    3. C
    4. A
    5. D

  24. 1)A
    2)B
    3)C

  25. 1.b
    2.b
    3.c
    4.a
    5.d

  26. My answer are:
    1. B
    2. B
    3. C
    4. A
    5. C

  27. A
    C
    C
    A
    D

  28. 1. B
    2. B
    3. C
    4. A
    5. C

  29. Precious says:

    1.B
    2.B
    3.C
    4.A
    5.C

  30. LIEZEL B. ACENAS says:

    1. A
    2. B
    3. A
    4. C
    5. A

  31. Mohammad says:

    1. A
    2. C
    3. C
    4. A
    5. B

  32. 1. B
    2. B
    3. C
    4. A
    5. D

  33. samia.elawad says:

    1. A
    2. B
    3.B
    4. B
    5.C

  34. Temitope says:

    1. B
    2. B
    3. C
    4. A
    5. C

  35. 1:B
    2:B
    3:C
    4:A
    5:C

  36. 1. A
    2.C
    2.C
    3.A
    4.D

  37. 1.B
    2.B
    3.B
    4.A
    5.C

  38. Karamjeet kaur says:

    1.A
    2.B
    3.C
    4.A
    5.D

  39. meenakshi says:

    1.A2.C3.C4.A5.B

  40. 1.B
    2.B
    3.C
    4.A
    5.A

  41. Abdulmajeed says:

    1- A
    2- C
    3- C
    4- C
    5- D

  42. 1,B
    2,B
    3,C
    4,A
    5,D

  43. 1. B
    2. B
    3. C
    4. A
    5. D

  44. Robin Williams says:

    1.B
    2.B
    3.B
    4.A
    5.C

  45. Ferdousi says:

    1.A
    2.C
    3.C
    4.A
    5.D

  46. Nguyen Thi Cam Tu says:

    1.A
    2. B
    3. C
    4.A
    5. C

  47. Jarul Mehta says:

    1. Despite
    2. Although
    3. In order to
    4. While
    5. Owing to

  48. Tina Manaktala says:

    B
    B
    C
    A
    D

  49. Nikhil Thakkar says:

    1. A
    2. B
    3. C
    4. A
    5. C

  50. Okoye Comfort says:

    1-A, 2-C, 3B, 4A, 5D.

  51. 1.A
    2.B
    3.C
    4.C
    5.C

  52. 1.A
    2.B
    3.C
    4.A
    5.D

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