Despite / In spite of / Although

Fill in the gaps with despite (in spite of), though (even though/although)

1. __________ I earn a lot of money every month, I never seem to have any to spare!
2. She got the job __________ having had very little experience.
3. He won the badminton match __________ having to play with the wrong hand.
4. We enjoyed ourselves __________ the poor weather.
5. Even Henry went bungee jumping, __________ his fear of heights.
6. He was able to speak clearly __________ being totally drunk.
7. We enjoyed our camping holiday __________ it rained every day.
8. __________ he worked very hard, he didn’t manage to pass the exam.
9. The holiday was great __________ the hotel wasn’t very nice.
10. We decided to buy the house __________ we didn’t really have enough money.
11. You keep making that stupid noise __________ I’ve asked you to stop three times.
12. The buffalo can run up to 30 miles per hour, __________ weighing almost a ton.
13. He jumped in the water to save the young girl, __________ being unable to swim himself.
14. __________ winning the title, their last campaign ended in great disappointment.
15. __________ being threatened, the manager hopes that an agreement can be reached.
16. __________ having always been criticized, she remained defiant.
17. He blurted everything out about the baby, __________ we'd agreed to keep it a secret for a while.
18. I play the piano tolerably well, __________ I have no particular talent for it.
19. __________________ she hasn't really got the time, she still offered to help.
20. I enjoyed her new book __________ it's not quite as good as her last one.
21. Initial reports say that seven people have died, __________ this has not yet been confirmed.
22. A better service could have been possible, __________ .
23. Most of our movements, __________, are voluntary.
24. He refused to stop his hunger strike, __________ having been warned of consequences several times.

Answers:

1. Even though/though/although I earn a lot of money every month, I never seem to have any to spare!
2. She got the job despite/in spite of having had very little experience.
3. He won the badminton match despite/in spite of having to play with the wrong hand.
4. We enjoyed ourselves despite/in spite of the poor weather.
5. Even Henry went bungee jumping, despite/ in spite of his fear of heights.
6. He was able to speak clearly despite/in spite of being totally drunk.
7. We enjoyed our camping holiday although/though it rained every day.
8. Although/though he worked very hard, he didn’t manage to pass the exam.
9. The holiday was great although/though the hotel wasn’t very nice.
10. We decided to buy the house even though/although we didn’t really have enough money.
11. You keep making that stupid noise even though/although I’ve asked you to stop three times.
12. The buffalo can run up to 30 miles per hour, despite/in spite of weighing almost a ton.
13. He jumped in the water to save the young girl, despite/in spite of being unable to swim himself.
14. Despite/ in spite of winning the title, their last campaign ended in great disappointment.
15. Despite/in spite of being threatened, the manager hopes that an agreement can be reached.
16. Despite/in spite of having always been criticized, she remained defiant.
17. He blurted everything out about the baby, though/although we'd agreed to keep it a secret for a while.
18. I play the piano tolerably well, though/although I have no particular talent for it.
19. Even though/although she hasn't really got the time, she still offered to help.
20. I enjoyed her new book though/although it's not quite as good as her last one.
21. Initial reports say that seven people have died, though this has not yet been confirmed.
22. A better service could have been possible, though.
23. Most of our movements, though, are voluntary.
24. He refused to stop his hunger strike, despite/in spite of having been warned of consequences several times.

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