Contrast Clauses
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 1 –  İngilizce Dersleri ( Bireysel – Özel  İngilizce Dersleri  )
2 –  İngilizce Dersleri ( 4 kişi ile yapılan grup İngilizce Dersleri  )

Study the use of the contrast clauses in bold in the passage.

People are very strange

 Although Sevgi’s husband is an absolute good-for-nothing, she still loves him. However hard her friends try to persuade her that she would to be better off without him, it makes no difference and Sevgi continues to support him. In Spite of the fact that he drinks like a fish, smokes like a chimney and spends most of the day watching the television she still keeps telling everyone what a wonderful husband she has. The worst thing is that even though Sevgi really is a wonderful wife, her husband doesn’t love her and complains that she is thoughtless and tather selfish.

 Exercise 1. Answer these questions from the passage.

 1. What does Sevgi think about her husband ?

2. What do Sevgi’s friends think about him ?

3. What does Sevgi’s husband think about her ?

4. How does Sevgi’s husband spend his day ?

5. Do you think it is surprising that Sevgi loves her husband ? (in your own words)

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Contrast ClausesExercise 2 . Fill in the blanks with despite, though, although, in spite of, no matter how, even though or but to complete the contrast clauses.

 The Politics of Smoking

 …. 1 …. everyone is now aware of the dangers of smoking, many people continue to smoke and, most alarmingly, many young people are already addicted to cigarettes before they leave school. So why …. 2 ….. all the health education with which we have, do people choose to do something which they know is so dangereous ? … 3 … no one can be ignorant of the fact that smoking damages the lungs and causes many diseases, the product remains in demand. And …. 4 …. much the government taxes cigarettes, people still seem prepared to pay up and carry on smoking.

But tax is not the only thing that The Ministry of Health in Britain introduced to try to tackle against the danger of cigarettes. İt is now law for every package of cigarettes to carry the uncompromising Government Helath Warning that ‘Cigarette smoking causes lung cancer’. …. 5 …. the Govenment firmly defends its policy, some people argue that this particular measure has only brought the contemt of familiarity to the word ‘cancer’, and allowed us to shout it aloud and even joke about it instead of whispering it in fear. …6 … there is a more deep-rooted problem in associating cigarette smoking with the possibility of death. … 7 … explaining the risks of smoking in an objective way, the mere suggestion of risk and gambling with death, whether in war, on the roas or in some other way, always holds a certain false glamour, especially for the young. Our culture, where we have been presented in countless films, books and songs with the ‘Live fast, Die young’ philosophy is largely to blame. It is very difficult to stamp out this association of ‘glamour’ with the cigarette. And … 8 … the government advertising restriction in this respect, cigarette advertising manage to keep many of these myths alive.

Another difficult aspect of the problem is that nicotine is one of the most addictive drugs known. … 9 … most smokers would genuinely like to quit the habit, many find it almost impossible. Once one becomes a smoker, it is very difficult to become a nonsmoker again. The battle against cigarette smoking will be long and hard.

 Exercise 3 . Answer these questions from the passage.

 1. Have people been warned about the dangers of smoking ?

2. How does smoking affect our bodies ?

3. What measures has the British Government taken against smoking ?

4. What is the message that is printed on cigarette packets in Britain and Turkey ?

5. Is this message effective ?

6. What is to blame for our false glamourising of smoking ?

7. Name another addictive drug that you know of. (in your own words)

8. Is it easy to stop smoking ?

9. Do you think all cigarette advertisements should be banned ?

10. Why do you think so many people continue to smoke ?

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Study the use of the contrast clauses in bold in the dialogue.

            Arzu has been offered a job England.

Arzu        I can’t decide whether or not to take the job in London however much I think about it.

Bob         Even if you don’t like it, it would be a great experince.

Arzu        I couldn’t come back no matter how much I hated it.

Bob         Yes, you could. You would still have your family here although you wouldn’t have a job.

Arzu        Even though I’m afraid to leave Turkey, it would be exciting.

Bob         That’s right, despite the problems, you should go. However, I don’t know what your mother will say !

Exercise 4 . Fill in the blanks in the dialogue, using though, even though, despite, although or in spite of. More than one may be possible.

Ferhat and Arzu are talking about skiing.

Arzu          Are you still going skiing in Bursa tomorrow ?

Ferhat       Of course, why ?

Arzu          You’re going ………….. 1 ………………. the terrible weather ?

Ferhat        I can ski ………….. 2 ……………….. it’s snowing.

Arzu          ……………. 3 ……………… it’ll be cold and wet, you’re still going ?

Ferhat       Yes, sure. ……… 4 …………… the weather it’s a wonderful sport.

Arzu          I can’t understand. You love it ……………. 5 …………….. it’s dangerous and cold.


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Exercise 5 . Match the numbers with letters.

Contrast Clauses1. While I was at university, ………………………..

    While I was at university, there were lots of student demonstrations.

2. A dentist is a person ………………..

3. Our neighbours complained …………………

4. She read a few paragraphs about the haunted room in the catle …………………

5. My uncle has bought a small hotel ………………..

6. He might sing and play his guitar for you …………………..

7. I bought this book from the bookshop ……………….

8. The passangers were told to get out of the bus …………………..

9. The student promised his tutor ………………..

10. We bought this car from an old woman ………………….

11. If I had finished medical school …………………….

12. The thief escaped out of the kitchen window …………………..

13. At the age of only 12, Hakan Şimşek was so clever ……………………

14. She tried very hard to find a good job …………………..

15. If I won a lot of money on the lottery …………………..

16. They had their new flat painted and decorated …………………….

17. The cheaper a product is …………………..

18. I’m sure the queen will reply ……………..

19. I couldn’t get rid of him …………………..

20. The teacher was so boring ………………

a. so that he can make use of his skills in the kitchen.

b. because I practised my trumpet for four hours every day.

c. who looks after your teeth.

d. there were lots of student demonstrations.

e. that he would definitely finish his essay by next week.

f. which is next to the cafe with the red checked tablecloths.

g. that half the class fell asleep in his lesson.

h. before they moved in.

i. who had only used it for going to the supermarket on Saturdays.

j. if you write to her.

k. I would have a party that lasted for a whole week.

l. and then she left, right beside her, the presence of a tall woman, dressed in black.

m. when an explosive device was discovered in the luggage compartment.

n. that he got special permission to go to university to study medicine.

o. if you buy him a few drinks.

p. I might have been a brain surgeon now.

r. as the dog tore a big piece out of this trousers.

s. the more suspicious sometimes people are of it.

t. although I tould him I was expecting a very important client at any minute.

u. after she graduated from university.