ACADEMIC ENGLISH

CAUSE & EFFECT ESSAYS
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WHAT IS A CAUSE AND EFFECT ESSAY?

Cause and effect is a common way to organise and discuss ideas. It looks at the relationship between things.

CAUSE   EFFECT
eat too much ==> get fat
don't study much ==> fail exams
train hard ==> become a professional athlete
spend a lot of money ==> have no money in the bank
don't do homework ==> get in trouble
rains all day ==> tennis cancelled

 

There can be several causes for one effect.

Cause 1
  Children don't get enough free time to relax.
Cause 2
  Children don't eat well.
Cause 3
  Teachers are stressed by things outside the classroom and don't manage the class well.
Cause 4
  Teachers are not confident in their ability.

EFFECT
   Students behave poorly in class.