Alex’s class is enjoying the picnic _______ the bad weather.
in spite of
Correct answer: GET
Knowledge: Conjunctions / Prepositions
A. although S + V: although
B. in spite of + N/V-ing: despite, in spite of
C. because S + V: because
D. because of + N/V-ing: because
After the blank is the noun phrase “the bad weather” => type A, C.
Alex’s whole class is enjoying the picnic despite the bad weather.