November 2017 - Complex Sentences & Adverbial Clauses

by IELTS buddy

One thing you MUST be able to do if you want a band 6 or higher for your 'grammatical range' in the writing is include complex sentences in your writing.

This is true for Academic or General Training, and for Task 1 and Task 2.

And they would need to be very accurate if you are wanting a 7 or higher.

One type of complex sentence is the adverbial clause.

These two exercises are to practice using common adverbial clauses.

You need to decide which word goes in the gap. You can post your answers if you like in the comments box below.

They are sentences taken from essays and graphs.

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Exercise One


whereas / although / because / unless / if


1. Global warming will not be solved ______________ all governments take immediate action.

2. China has a high level of outward migration, ______________ Japan's is quite low.

3. ______________ the government has tried to reduce people's sugar intake, it has not been successful.

4. Fewer and fewer people will attend university ______________ the government does not provide student funding.

5. People are continuing to get sick in cities ______________ there is so much pollution produced by cars.

Exercise Two


while / until / despite the fact that / in order to / as


6. ______________ the number of people eating hamburgers rose, the number eating pizzas decreased.

7. Unemployment is increasing ______________ the econony is doing well.

8. Healthy eating should be encouraged ______________ avoid obesity.

9. The sales of CDs continued to fall ______________ they levelled off in June.

10. Road accidents are rising ______________ there are too many cars on the roads.

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Answers


1. unless
2. whereas
3. Although
4. if
5. because
6. While
7. despite the fact that
8. in order to
9. until
10. as

1. Global warming will not be solved unless all governments take immediate action.

2. China has a high level of outward migration, whereas Japan's is quite low.

3. Although the government has tried to reduce people's sugar intake, it has not been successful.

4. Fewer and fewer people will attend university if the government does not provide student funding.

5. People are continuing to get sick in cities because there is so much pollution produced by cars.

6. While the number of people eating hamburgers rose, the number eating pizzas decreased.

7. Unemployment is increasing despite the fact that the econony is doing well.

8. Healthy eating should be encouraged in order to avoid obesity.

9. The sales of CDs continued to fall until they levelled off in June.

10. Road accidents are rising as there are too many cars on the roads.

Comments for November 2017 - Complex Sentences & Adverbial Clauses

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Nov 18, 2017
Can't understand
by: IELTS buddy

Please follow the link to 'Adverbial Clauses' which is at the top of this page. It is explained there.

Nov 17, 2017
Can't understand
by: Ari

Any body can explain to me about this conjunction?

Nov 13, 2017
my answers
by: nyasha mushayavanhu

1.unless
2.whereas
3.although
4.because
5.because
6.despite the fact that
7.as
8.in order to avoid
9.despite the fact that
10.as

Nov 10, 2017
Answers
by: Anonymous

1.unless
2. Whereas
3. Although
4. If
5. Because
6. While
7. Despite the fact
8.in order to
9.untill
10. As

Nov 10, 2017
Bukky
by: Anonymous

1.unless
2.whereas
3.although
4.If
5.because
6.while
7.despite the fact that
8.in order to
9.until
10.as

Nov 10, 2017
Answer
by: Foluke

1. Unless
2. Whereas
3. Although
4. If
5. Because
6. While
7. Despite the fact that
8. In order to
9. Until
10. As

Nov 10, 2017
Answers to November 10 Questions
by: B.U.A

1. Unless
2. Although
3. Whereas
4. If
5. Because
6. While
7. Despite the fact that
8. In order to
9. Until
10. As

Nov 10, 2017
complex sentences
by: Mian Arslan

1. Unless
2. Whereas
3. Although
4. If
5. Because
6. While
7. Despite the fact that
8. In order to
9. Until
10. As

Nov 10, 2017
Complex sentences and adverbial clause answers
by: Amy

1. Unless
2. Whereas
3. Although
4. If
5. Because
6. While
7. Despite the fact that
8. In order to
9. Until
10. As

Nov 09, 2017
An comments
by: Anonymous

unless
whereas
although
if
because
while
despite of the fact that
in order to
untill
as

Nov 09, 2017
complex sentence exercise
by: Peter

1. Unless
2. Whereas
3. Although
4. If
5. Because
6. While
7. Despite the fact that
8. In order to
9. Until
10. As

Nov 09, 2017
DM
by: Daryoush Mohammadion

1- Unless
2- Whereas
3- Although
4- If
5- Because
6- While
7- Despite the fact that
8- In order to
9- Until they leveled off
10-As

Nov 09, 2017
11/9/17
by: FS

1. Unless
2. Whereas
3. Although
4. If
5. Because
6. While
7. Despite the fact that
8. In order to
9. Until
10. as

Nov 09, 2017
Answer
by: Samaneh

1. Unless
2. Whereas
3. Although
4. If
5. Because
6. While
7. Despite the fact that
8. In order to
9. Until
10. As

Nov 09, 2017
answers
by: Anonymous

although
whereas
if
unless
because
despite the fact that
while
in order to
until
as

Nov 09, 2017
Answers
by: Motunrayo

Unless
Whereas
Although
If
Because
While
Despite the fact that
In order to
Until
As

Nov 09, 2017
Answer
by: AFolayan

1 unless
2 wheras
3 although
4 if
5 because
6 while
7despite the fact
8 in order
9 until
10 as

Nov 09, 2017
November 2017 - Complex Sentences & Adverbial Clauses : My answers
by: Anonymous

1. unless
2. whereas
3. although
4. because
5. if
6. while
7. despite the fact that
8. in order to
9. as
10. until

Nov 09, 2017
Adverbial clause
by: Nikky

1. Unless
2. Whereas
3. Although
4. If
5. Because
6. While
7. Despite the fact
8. In order to
9. Until
10. As

Nov 09, 2017
Answer
by: Anonymous

Unless
Whereas
Although
Because
If
Despite the fact that
Until
In order to
As
While

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