How to express opposing ideas in English: despite, although, nevertheless...

source: Learn English with Emma      2015年7月22日
When you give your opinion, it's a very good idea to start by saying what is good about the opposite opinion. Examples:

"Although some people love eating at home, I prefer eating at a restaurant."
"Although some people prefer cats, I prefer dogs."
"Although some people prefer to live in cold countries, I prefer warm countries."
"Even though some people love going to beaches, I prefer skiing."
"Even though skiing is a lot of fun, I'd rather go to the beach."
"Even though Canada is a good country, Canada has problems."
#  "Despite" is very similar to "although" and "even though".

# relevant grammar videos: transitions for expressing contrast & comparison