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  1. Although X verb, Y verb  ==>Although some people…., I prefer…. “Although”, also known as “even though” or “is to show this contrast. It’s a such a useful word when you’re writing essays or speaking in a formal setting.
Example: Although X verb, Y verb : Although some people would like to have a lot of children, the cost of raising them has to be considered first. Although some people…., I prefer….: Although some young people consider travelling as the best way to turn into a mature person, I prefer going abroad to study for a tertiary level to broaden my experience which can help me be fully developed in  mind. 2. Despite the fact that + clause, X verb If you are not a fan of using although, you can use this structure to be more flexible with your sentences, & make your English sound more articulate and fluent. Example:
  • All in all, despite the fact that there are some interesting programmes, much of the time children spend watching TV would be better spent on other activities.
3. Nevertheless, X verb, Y verb Example: It is true that more and more factories are being built along this stretch of the river and that a certain amount of waste will inevitably be discharged into the river. Nevertheless, in all the discussions that I have had with these firms’ representatives, I have not found one who does not have a responsible attitude to environmental protection. 4. In spite of Verb-ing/ Noun-phrase, X verb Example:
  • In spite of the advantages of living in big cities, people have a proclivity to live in the countryside.
  1. Regardless of Noun-phrase, Subject + Verb
   Regardless of: without regard or consideration for  Example:
  • Regardless of their skin color, background or what their language is, we should treat everyone equally.
  1. Albeit Noun Phrase/Clause, S + V
Meaning: Although – Albeit is often used to introduce an adjectival or adverbial phrase that makes a concession about the preceding noun or verb     Example: The sponge was very absorbent, soaking up all the soda, albeit with some effort. – In rarer cases, albeit may introduce a dependent clause    Example: The good news is that he is back at Tannadice and has resumed his duties, albeit he will not rejoin the board.
  1. Having said that, S + V
          Meaning: a signal that they will say something which will contrast with what they said a moment ago. Example: I suppose many people could argue that my country’s food isn’t healthy. Having said that, there is a new trend now toward vegan or vegetarian food and there is a new restaurant in my neighborhood. I feel great when I eat there!
  1.       At the same time S + V
Example: ’From my perspective, we are gradually moving towards technology for every kid in the classroom. At the same time I know there are a range of school districts who can’t afford that kind of technology.
  1.   Notwithstanding Noun/the fact that Clause, S + V 
   Meaning: is used in the same way as “despite” (more formal)    Example: Notwithstanding its profitability /the fact that the factory farming can be profitable, there are major doubts about its morality
  1.     Much as Clause, S + V
  Meaning: A very strong form of “although”    Example: Much as mass tourism is harmful to the environment, it should still be encouraged. Chúc các bạn học tập tốt! Xem thêm: Những điều cần biết về Writing Task 1 - Ielts General Một số tips giúp bạn "dễ thở" hơn khi làm IELTS WRITING Task 2 Yếu Tố Cốt Lõi IELTS Speaking