Could you please answer these with proper transitions? If you could please fill in with all possible options.

1. She got the job _____________ the fact that she had very little experience.
2. My sister's hand-writing is always so neat, _____________ mine is a total mess.
3. I lost the game, but I told myself that I had improved a lot _____________.
4. You'd better wear a helmet when you go roller-blading. _____________, you could hurt yourself.
5. Reading is an excellent way to increase your vocabulary. _____________, it can also help you improve your grammar.
6. The student's essay was badly written. _____________, it was too short.
7. Wine will spoil if exposed to light; _____________, wine bottles are usually green or yellow.
8. Alcohol can delay your reaction times; _____________, you should never drink and drive.
9. _____________ we have talked about the dangers of smoking to the students before, I think the information bears being repeated.
10. Our prime minister is an incompetent leader. __________, his government is financially irresponsible.
11. In March of 1999, more than 130 nations signed a United Nations Treaty banning land mines; __________, the United States, Russia and China did not sign.
12. He was an absolute failure in medical school, so he decided to try law __________.
13. Margaret Mead once observed, "Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world. __________, it's the only thing that ever has."
14. You are not eligible for a subsidized bus pass __________ you are a full-time student.

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Emotion: smile Nope. That is not a homework. I am M.Sc of electronics and I am going to take TOEFL, again. And that was an online test.
Could anyone please introduce me proper transition words for those tests?
1. despite
2. while
3. since the last time (?)
4. Otherwise
5. Besides / In addition
6. Essentially / Besides / In addition
7. therefore
8. therefore
9. Although
10. moreover
11. however
12. instead
13. Actually / In fact
14. because / as
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Thank you, dear Philip. Emotion: smile
I guessed other possibilities. I am not sure which one is better, or sounds better. Could you please help me to understand each transition's proper places to use?

2. What about whereas?
3. What about nonetheless?
5,6. What about "furthermore" or "moreover"?
7,8. What about "hence" or "so"
9. What about"even though", "albeit" or "despite"
10. What about "in addition" or "furthermore"?
11. What about "still" or "nevertheless"?
12. What about "alternatively" or "alternately"?
13. What about "genuinely"?
14. I guess "unless" would be better choice. Don't you think? Or "except that" (I'm not sure about this one).
14. You are correct! I "read" a negative that wasn't there.

Your options work in the others except for the following:
7&8. 'so' is ok - 'hence' is pretty old-fashioned in U.S.
9. 'even though' works; the others don't
12&13 Use my suggestions
Thank you, dear Philip. Could you please tell me when I should each of them? I mean formal or casual. Or kind of those things.
Students: We have free audio pronunciation exercises.
Those that I recommended or that you suggested can be use in either casual or formal situations
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