Here is a worksheet I put together to help my students with some of the linking words of contrast which commonly come up in FCE Use of English part 1, and which they can use in their writing. The first page has rules for using but, however, nevertheless, although, even though, despite and in spite of. I know it’s not exhaustive, but it’s hopefully a good start!
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Answers: 1b 2c 3a 4c 5d 6d 7b 8a
Do you have any other suggestions for helping students to understand the differences between these words?