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about words and expressions used to show

cause and effect for example because of

the course I can now speak English and

with a point of view story you'll

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phrase connectors improve writing adding

variety and sophistication to your

writing style and today we're going to

see some very useful words and phrases

to express cause and effect you don't

have to learn all these variations

although it's helpful to be familiar

with them I'll also give you examples to

make it easier to understand let's start

with words and phrases there express a

cause number one as examples I can go to

the market as it's raining I can't eat

as I'm too sick number two because

examples I missed him because I loved

him I fell because I was careless number

three because of and thanks to imagine

the cause is

negative example the outdoor furniture

got wet because of the rain as you can

see here we are emphasizing that rain is

bad for outdoor furniture more examples

I was late because of traffic I'm fat

because of overeating on the other hand

if the cause is positive you can use the

expression thanks to let's compare

thanks to with because of I arrived on

time thanks to my friend I'm nervous

because of drinking too much coffee

number four do two examples

due to the rain the ground is wet due to

the drop in sales the company closed due

to the traffic I was late for work

number four for examples Jim must be

very shy for he didn't go to the party

let's call it a day four I'm exhausted

number six in view of examples in view

of the drop in sales the company closed

in view of the challenge we have to work

harder and number seven since let's

listen to the examples you have to go

home and study since you have a test

tomorrow I need to hurry up since she's

waiting for me all right so far we've

seen some Express

Jones used to indicate a cause now you

listen to some phrases that Express the

effect number one as a result examples

James had an accident

as a result he couldn't walk for three

months there was a drop in sales as a

result the company closed number two so

let's go ahead and listen to the

examples

bill cares about you so he'll do

anything to help you I forgot about his

birthday so I get that he's angry with

me number three there four examples he

was busy last evening therefore he

couldn't come to the party I'll be

working all night therefore we won't

have breakfast together

number four consequently or as a

consequent examples he didn't study

enough consequently he failed the exam

she didn't follow her mother's advice as

a consequence she got in trouble all

right now let's practice some grammar

don't worry you don't have to memorize

anything just listen I'll tell you the

same story three times each time there

will be a change from a grammatical

point of view in this way you can learn

grammar intuitively paying a ten

to the changes best of all just listen

carefully

the first version isn't the present

tense in the first person yes that's

right

I speak 23 languages and as a result

people are impressed my secret having

traveled a lot I've been able to learn

all those languages

my parents are diplomats and thanks to

their profession have been able to visit

many different countries as I'm an

extrovert person in each country I've

learned the local language so that I can

interact and have friends and although I

consider myself a lucky person because

of this lifestyle I no longer know where

I belong when asked which country I

identify with the most I always say that

I feel a citizen of the world and as a

consequence of this short story I hope

to inspire you to learn English you know

you just have to use the right material

and techniques let's listen to a 2nd

version in the past tense in the third

person yes it's true

he spoke 23 languages and as a result

people were impressed

he's secret having travelled a lot he

was able to learn all those languages

his parents were diplomats and thanks to

their profession he was able to visit

many different countries as he was an

extroverted person he learned the local

language in each country so that he

could interact and

friends and although he consider himself

a lucky person because of that lifestyle

he no longer knew what his homeland was

when asked which country he identified

himself most he always said he felt like

a citizen of the world and as a

consequence of this short story he hoped

to inspire you to learn English you know

you just have to use the right material

and techniques and a third version of

this story is in the future tense in the

future I'll speak 23 languages and as a

result people will be impressed what

will be my secret I'll travel a lot

that's why I'll know all those languages

my parents will be diplomats and thanks

to their profession I'll be able to

visit many different countries as I'll

be an extroverted person in each country

I will learn the local language so that

I can interact and have friends and

although I'll consider myself a lucky

person because of this lifestyle I'll no

longer know where I belong when I'll be

asked which country I identify with the

most I'll say that I feel like a citizen

of the world and as a consequence of

this short story I'll hope to inspire

you to learn English you know you just

have to use the right material and

techniques fantastic this is the end of

this short exercise as you can see it's

very effective

for example the first time you listen to

the story in the press

tense and in the first person I speak 23

languages and as a result people are

impressed the second time you'll listen

to the same story in the past tense and

in the third person

he spoke 23 languages and as a result

people were impressed and the third time

you listened to the story it was in the

first person and in the future tense in

the future I'll speak 23 languages and

as a result people will be impressed as

you can see it's an easy and intuitive

way to learn how grammar changes this is

one of the techniques you can find in my

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