Cause and Effect Essays Worksheets

Burnout

EAP Cause and Effect Essays Worksheet - Reading and Writing Exercises: Matching, Gap-fill, Creating an Outline, Writing an Essay - Speaking Activity: Discussion, Listing - Group Work - Upper-intermediate (B2) - 90 minutes

In this cause and effect essay writing practice, students read a text on the topic of burnout and then plan and write a block-structure cause and effect essay about a health issue. Students start by reading a text on the topic of burnout. Students then match words in bold from the text to their definitions. Next, students complete advice about writing a cause and effect essay with the words provided. In small groups, students then choose another health issue and discuss its causes and effects and list them in a table. Working alone, students then use the list to prepare a cause and effect essay outline. After that, students use their outline to write a cause and effect essay about their chosen health issue. Lastly, students swap papers with a partner and use a checklist to review and provide feedback on their partner's essay.
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Cause and Effect Essays 1

EAP Cause and Effect Essays Worksheet - Writing Exercises: Categorising, Gap-fill, Identifying, Listing, Creating an Essay Outline, Writing an Essay, Peer Review - Upper-intermediate (B2) - 90 minutes

In this cause and effect essays worksheet, students are introduced to cause and effect essay block structure and attempt a cause and effect essay writing practice. First, students read a description of cause and effect essays and compare two structures for organising a cause and effect essay - block structure and chain structure. Students then arrange transition signals in cause and effect essays according to their functions and complete two sentences with the transition signals. After that, students read an example essay and underline all the transition signals. Next, with a partner, students discuss and list the possible causes and effects of three issues. Students then move on to choose one issue and create a cause and effect essay outline. Following that, students use the outline to write their own cause and effect essay. Finally, students swap their essay with another student and do a peer review.
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Cause and Effect Signal Words

EAP Cause and Effect Essays Worksheet - Grammar and Writing Exercises: Identifying, Combining Sentences, Writing an Outline and Essay - Upper-intermediate (B2) - 90 minutes

In this cause and effect signal words worksheet, students review and practice signal words that can be used in a cause and effect essay. Students start by previewing a table illustrating the usage of various cause signal words. Students then analyse sentences containing cause signal words, identifying the part of the sentence that introduces the cause, the cause signal word and the grammar structure that follows the cause signal. Next, students preview a table illustrating the usage of various effect signal words and repeat the same procedure as the first exercise. After that, students read sentence pairs and decide which expresses a cause and which expresses an effect. Students then combine the sentences using a suitable signal word. Next, students choose a topic and create a cause and effect essay outline. Finally, students use the outline to write a cause and effect essay to practice the cause and effect signal words from the worksheet.
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