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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.

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

Answers are now available:

Click here:  Answers Linking Word Lesson

All the best

Liz

 

Comments

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

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

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

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

  5. Sreelatha says:

    !) B
    2) B
    3) C
    4) A
    5) C

  6. Sreelatha says:

    !) B
    2) B
    3) C
    4) A
    5) C/D

  7. Aswathy K Joy says:

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

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

  9. 1.Despite

    2.Although
    3. In order to

    4.while

    5. As a result of

  10. Rosemary Nze says:

    1 a,
    2 c,
    3 c,
    4 a,
    5 c or d

  11. Rosemary says:

    1 a,
    2 c,
    3 c,
    4 a,
    5 c or d

  12. Oluwakemi says:

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

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

  14. B B C A C

  15. Tamer Samy says:

    1-B
    2-B
    3-B
    4-A
    5-A
    Thank you

  16. JC Ponce says:

    B B C A D

  17. B
    B
    C
    A
    D

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

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

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

  21. Tonusree Chakrabarty says:

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

  22. 1.

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

  24. Weldone dear Liz, your tutorials have been quite helpful. I love them, please keep it up

  25. A
    B
    C
    A
    C

  26. 1.Although
    2.Despite
    3.in order to
    4 while
    5.owing to

  27. 1 B
    2 B
    3 C
    4 A
    5 C

  28. Martha Nyasondo says:

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

  29. Dinusha Mahagodage says:

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

  30. Giang Nguyen says:

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

  31. Umorosky says:

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

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

  33. B
    B
    C
    A
    C

  34. B
    B
    C
    A
    C

  35. Patience Kuutsi says:

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

  36. Smruthi anish says:

    B
    B
    B
    C
    C

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

  38. Hi I am Elizabeth
    I think
    1a
    2b
    3c
    4a
    5d

  39. BBBCC

  40. 1. B. Despite
    2. B. Although
    3. C. In order to
    4. A. While
    5. A. Consequently

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

  42. deepak sharma says:

    1. Despite
    2. Although
    3. In Order to
    4. While
    5. As a result of

  43. Moses Nyogbe says:

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

  44. wael elayed says:

    A-B-B-A-C

  45. Frempoma says:

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

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

  47. Khushbu Agrawal says:

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

  48. Santhoshi Kumari says:

    Santhoshi says:
    1.A
    2.C
    3.C
    4.A
    5.A

  49. Lovepreet says:

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

  50. 1 A
    2C
    3A
    4B
    5D

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

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

  53. Hoàng Thị Quyên says:

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

  54. YAKUBOV TULKINJON says:

    hi my name is Tulkinjon Yakubov. i’ve taken 7.5 band score from speaking section of the IELTS examination. i’m pretty sure that your blog about how to improve your speaking at home has a big influence on this. Thank you Elizabeth.kinda regards !

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

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

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

  58. B
    B
    C
    A
    C

  59. 1 – B
    2 – B, C
    3 – C
    4 – A
    5 – C, D

  60. Chiedza Phiri says:

    1A
    2C
    3C
    4A
    5D

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

  62. Rajwinder says:

    1 A
    2 C
    3 C
    4 A
    5 D

  63. A. B
    B. B
    C. C
    D. A
    E. D

  64. A
    C
    C
    A
    C

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

  66. 1,a
    2.c
    3.c
    4,c
    5,c

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

  68. 1:B
    2:B
    3:B
    4:A
    5:D

    Thank You.

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

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

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

  72. Shaveta Kashyap says:

    1-B
    2-B
    3-c
    4-B
    5D

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

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

  75. Blessing says:

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

  76. Rawia Obida says:

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

  77. Linta pothen says:

    01.B
    02.B
    03.C
    04.A
    05.B

  78. 1. B- Despite
    2. B- Although
    3. B – So
    4. A- While
    5. C- As a result of

  79. Harman deep says:

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

  80. Pawan Acharya says:

    Feeling Lucky to get the ielts liz

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

  82. BBBAC

  83. A. B. A. A. C

  84. B
    A
    B
    C
    C

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

  86. Macarena says:

    1)b
    2)b
    3)b
    4)a/c
    5)c/d

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

  88. Tanim Bin Zaman says:

    Answers of those are Given here
    1.A
    2. B
    3.C
    4.A
    5.A

  89. A
    A
    C
    A
    A

  90. Hamidur Rahman says:

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

  91. Nathaniel Olufisayo says:

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

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

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

  94. manuela osei says:

    1.b
    2.b
    3.c
    4.a
    5.owing to

  95. Chidimma Nwachukwu says:

    1B
    2B
    3C
    4A
    5C

  96. B
    B
    C
    A
    D

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

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

  99. Ahmed Hassan says:

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

  100. B
    B
    C
    A
    D

  101. Bhavitverma says:

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

  102. Ahmed Hassan says:

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

  103. ABDUL MANNAN says:

    1.Despite
    2.Despite
    3.In order to
    4. While
    5.Consequently

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

  105. She Madridejos Kalaw says:

    BBCAC

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

  107. ZHAO QING says:

    BBCAC

  108. ZHAO QING says:

    BBCAD

  109. A
    C
    C
    A
    C

  110. B
    B
    C
    C
    D

  111. 1- A, B
    2- C
    3- C
    4- C
    5- D

  112. 1. B
    2. B
    3. C
    4. A
    5. C
    Yas. I know I’ve got all correctly :-). Thanks madam, you are a graceful teacher.

  113. B.B.C.A.D

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

  115. Ankit Patel says:

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

  116. 1-A
    2 – B,C
    3 – C
    4- A
    5 – A, B

  117. 1B
    2B
    3c
    4A
    5D

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

  119. 1.A although, , 2. C despite, 3. C In order to, 4. B, inspite of, 5. C. Owing to

  120. 1B
    2B
    3C
    4A
    5B

  121. Bruno de Moura Araujo says:

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

  122. 1B
    2B
    3C
    4A
    5C

  123. 1B
    2 B
    3 C
    4 A
    5 D

  124. 1.B Despite
    2.B Although
    3.C In order to
    4.A While
    5.D Owing to

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

  126. 1 B
    2 B
    3 C
    4 A
    5 D

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

  128. Pamela
    1. B
    2. B
    3. B
    4. C
    5. B

  129. Navreet kaur says:

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

  130. Papakhaing says:

    1) B
    2)B
    3)C
    4)A
    5)B
    Thank you so much.

  131. 1A
    2C
    3C
    4A
    5A

  132. Pabitra K Bhattacharjee says:

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

  133. Amarjeet Singh says:

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

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

  135. A
    B
    C
    A
    A

  136. 1A
    2C
    3C
    4A
    5A

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

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

  139. Kim Huong says:

    1. A Althogh
    2. B Although
    3. C In order to
    4. A While
    5. C As a result of

  140. 1 A
    2 B
    3 C
    4 A
    5 C

  141. 1-A
    2-C
    3-B
    4-B
    5-C

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

  143. 1 B
    2 B
    3 C
    4 A
    5 C

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

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

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

  147. 1 b
    2 b
    3 c
    4 c
    5 c

  148. Bbcad

  149. Arti Khanna says:

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

  150. Abdulmanan says:

    B B C A D

  151. 1-B
    2-B
    3-B
    4-A
    5-D

  152. 1. Despite
    2.Although
    3. So
    4. While
    5. Owing to

  153. 1. Despite
    2. Although
    3. in order to
    4. even so
    5. As a result of

  154. Amit thapa magar says:

    B
    B
    C
    A
    D

  155. 1. B
    2. B
    3. C
    D. A
    E. A

  156. B, B, C, A,D

  157. A
    C
    C
    A
    A

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

  159. OLATUNDE Sunday AJENIFUJA says:

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

  160. Fitri Nurjanah says:

    B B C A D

  161. 1-A
    2-C
    3-C
    4-A
    5-C

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

  163. A
    A
    C
    A
    A

  164. ROHIT SHARMA says:

    1A
    2C
    3C
    4A
    5D

  165. Mustapha Koroma says:

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

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

  167. A
    C
    C
    A
    B

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

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

  170. Agnes Bacchiocchi says:

    1a and b,
    2b
    3b
    4a
    5c

  171. B
    B
    C
    A
    D

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

  173. 1-A
    2-C
    3-C
    4-C
    5-A,B

  174. HappyBhambra says:

    B
    B
    C
    A
    D

  175. Despite, Although
    Although, Despite
    In order to
    While, In spite of
    As a result, As a result of, owing to

  176. Igori Faith says:

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

  177. Dipali Patel says:

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

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

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

  180. Angelina Lozanova says:

    1. Although – A)
    2. Despite – C)
    3. In order to – C)
    4. While – A)
    5. As a result of – C)

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

  182. Khin Latt Latt Mon says:

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

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

  184. Rajasree R Pillay says:

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

  185. Samir Miranda says:

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

  186. Sharanpreet says:

    Although
    Despite
    In order to
    While
    As a result

  187. Amusan Sunday says:

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

  188. Nirav Patel says:

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

  189. Rajeshwari H R says:

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

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

  191. BIPIN RAWAL says:

    1.Although
    2. Although
    3. In order to
    4. Even so
    5. As a result of

  192. May Myat Soe says:

    1 Although
    2 Despite
    3 in order to
    4 While
    5 As a result of

  193. Kemi Ogunjimi says:

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

  194. Prabhleen Malhi says:

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

  195. Elizabeth says:

    1. Despite (B)
    2. Although (B)
    3. So (B)
    4. While (A)
    5. As a result of (C)

  196. Priya Poudel says:

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

  197. Shozib Hussain says:

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

  198. Shubhadeep says:

    1A
    2c
    3C
    4A
    5 D

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

  200. A
    C
    C
    A
    C

  201. Suyeb Ahmed says:

    Please check these
    1.A
    2.A
    3.C
    4.B
    5.B

  202. B,b,c,a,d

  203. Chidi Amanchukwu says:

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

  204. A
    C
    C
    A
    A

  205. 1=so , 2=Although , 3=due to , 4=Even so ,5=As a result

  206. 1- A
    2-A
    3-C
    4-C
    5-D

  207. 1.B
    2.B
    3.c
    4.A
    5.B

  208. Sandeep singh says:

    1. Although
    2. Despite
    3. In order to
    4. Even so
    5. Consequently

  209. 1. Although
    2.Although
    3.in order to
    4.While
    5.As a result of

  210. Answer:
    1.A
    2.C
    3.C
    4.A
    5.B
    Please check it so as to know correct ones.

  211. Rams Yadav says:

    1. Despite
    2. Although
    3. In order to
    4. Even so
    5. Consequently

  212. Mary Jean says:

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

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

  214. Vandana mankotia says:

    despite
    although
    in order to avoid
    even
    owing to

  215. Abdinasir Suleiman Osman says:

    1.Despite
    2.Although
    3. In order to
    4. While
    5.As a result of

  216. Arawind sunkara says:

    1. A, 2.c. 3.c. 4.a. 5. C

  217. 1. Although
    2. Although
    3 In order to
    4. While
    5. As a result of

  218. Arathy Rani Jose says:

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

  219. 1 Despite
    2 Although
    3 In order to
    4 While
    5 Owing to

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

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

    Thank you Elizabeth!

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

  223. Ankit joshi says:

    1 despite
    2 although
    3 in order to
    4 while
    5 as a result of

  224. Shuchi Vijay says:

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

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

  226. Gurpreet singh says:

    First . A (although)

  227. Le Van Canh says:

    1. A
    2. C
    3.C (in order)
    4. A
    5.C

  228. 1)A
    2)c
    3)c
    4)a
    5)B

  229. Ufanobong says:

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

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

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

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

  233. Sajani khadka says:

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

  234. 1.B 2.B3. C 4. A 5. C

  235. 1-a
    2-c
    3-c
    4-a
    5-d

  236. manoj darbar says:

    1 Although
    2 But
    3 in order to
    4 in spite of
    5 As a result of

  237. 1 B
    2 B
    3 C
    4 A
    5 C

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

  239. Munish Kumar says:

    1. despite
    2. Although
    3. In order to
    4. in spite of
    5. owing to

  240. 1-B2
    2-C
    3-B
    4-AOR B
    5-C

  241. Despite
    Although
    In order to
    While

  242. Pavan sharma says:

    1-although
    2- despite
    3- in order to
    4-in spite of
    5- owing to

  243. Fayza akter says:

    A
    A
    A
    B
    A

  244. 1) despite
    2) although
    3) in order to
    4) even so
    5) as a result of

  245. Parth Patel says:

    A B C A B

  246. 1. Despite
    2. Although
    3. in order to
    4. While
    5. As a result of

  247. 1.b
    2.b
    3.c
    4.b
    5c

  248. Nakisani Mpindiwa says:

    1.Despite
    2.Although
    3.In order to
    4.While
    5.As a result of

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

  250. B)Despite
    B)Although
    C)in order to
    A)While
    C)As a result of

  251. Betsy Varghese says:

    1.despite
    2.although
    3.in order to
    4.While
    5.As a result of

  252. 1-despite
    2-Although
    3-in order to
    4-while
    5-As a result of

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