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ESL Conjunctions Worksheet for Intermediate and Upper-Intermediate

Updated on May 2, 2015

ESL Conjunctions Worksheet for Intermediate and Upper-Intermediate

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A conjunctions worksheet suitable for pair work. This is a good way to revise conjunctions and it will appeal to intermediate and upper-intermediate levels.

Instructions: Print out Student A and Student B and pair learners together. They must read out the sentence with the gap, the other student has to use the correct conjunction. The winner gets the most points. Suggested answers are at the bottom of the respective student's page.

Student A

Read out each sentence to your partner. S/he must decide which conjunction is the most appropriate. The conjunctions can be used more than once and in some sentences more than one is possible.

Choose from the list of conjunctions

 
 
 
 
ALTHOUGH
AS
BECAUSE
WHATEVER
EVEN THOUGH
AS LONG AS
ONCE
UNTIL
AS SOON AS
WHENEVER
IF
IN CASE
SO THAT
WHETHER
PROVIDED THAT
UNLESS
WHEN
WHILE
IN SPITE OF
THAT


  1. We can’t leave work __________ we’ve finished the project.

  2. Everyone stopped talking __________ the accused walked into the courtroom.

  3. Let’s bring the umbrella _____________it rains.

  4. _________________ the fact that you lied, I trust you to do the right thing now.

  5. __________________ we arrive I’m having a shower.

  6. I was driving to the dentist __________ the accident happened.

  7. I don’t care ______ she calls me back or not.

  8. _______________ you keep training this hard, you’ll win the competition.

  9. ________ you were on holiday your house was burglarised.

  10. I’ll believe it ________ I see it.

  11. She’ll be stranded at the airport _________ someone picks her up.

  12. I think I’ll offer the job to Magdalena _____________ I get a good reference.

  13. ________________ you said you’d babysit, I have decided to stay in anyway.

  14. _______ all the guests arrive, sit them at the tables.

  15. ___________ he decides, I’ll support his decision.

  16. I won’t start cooking _________ they come.

  17. She didn’t bring her dog __________ it always fights with other dogs.

  18. ______________ I smell fresh bread it makes me think of my work experience in the bakery.

  19. I’m studying extra hard this semester__________ I won’t fail like last time.

  20. __________ you were trying on that dress, your sister walked past.


Suggested Answers

1-until, 2-when/as, 3-in case, 4-in spite of, 5-as soon as/when, 6-when, 7-if/whether, 8-as long as/if, 9-while/when, 10-when, 11-unless, 12-provided that/if, 13-even though/although,14-once/as soon as, 15-whatever, 16-until, 17-because, 18-whenever/when, 19-so that,20-while/when.


Cut along here __________________________________________________________

Student B

Read out each sentence to your partner. S/he must decide which conjunction is the most appropriate. The conjunctions can be used more than once and in some sentences more than one is possible.

Choose from the list of conjunctions

 
 
 
 
ALTHOUGH
AS
BECAUSE
WHATEVER
EVEN THOUGH
AS LONG AS
ONCE
UNTIL
AS SOON AS
WHENEVER
IF
IN CASE
SO THAT
WHETHER
PROVIDED THAT
UNLESS
WHEN
WHILE
IN SPITE OF
THAT


  1. She was so happy __________ she started crying.

  2. I’ll lend you €10 _______ you promise to give it back.

  3. I don’t really like Brussels sprouts ______________ I eat them once a year.

  4. I’ll call you ________________ I finish my homework.

  5. __________ of you, I won’t pass this test!

  6. __________ things change around here, we’re going to have to shut the company down.

  7. I’m booking this holiday today ____________ or not you agree.

  8. __________ I was at their house, they were arguing.

  9. The old woman turned up the volume on the radio ___________ she could hear the broadcast.

  10. I won’t sack him ___________ he makes more of an effort to do a good job.

  11. _____________ I see snow it reminds me of our trip to the Alps.

  12. I can’t withdraw the cash ____________ the bank opens.

  13. I’m going to bring the DVD player ___________ the laptop runs out of battery.

  14. __________________ of living in Italy for 10 years, he could hardly speak the language.

  15. ______________ your plans are this weekend, cancel them!

  16. ________ you are leaving last, don’t forget to turn off the computer.

  17. I’m sure ________ he is going to hate it.

  18. _______________ he is alive, he will never sign those papers.

  19. We can’t both go to the cinema __________ we find another dollar.

  20. I missed your call __________ I was having a shower.


Suggested Answers

1-that, 2-if, 3-even though/although, 4-as soon as/once/when, 5-because, 6-unless,7-whether, 8-while/when, 9-so that, 10-provided that/if,11-whenever, 12-until, 13-in case, 14-in spite of, 15-whatever, 16-as, 17-that, 18-as long as, 19-unless, 20-because/while/when.


Cut along here __________________________________________________________

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