Cause and Effect Statements Let's Practise
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Learn how to tell what is the cause and what is the effect in a sentence.
Transcript Cause and Effect Statements Let's Practise
Goopaw says get ready to practise cause and effect statements. Here is a statement. My dad got home late due to traffic. What is the cause and what is the effect? The cause is 'traffic' as it is the reason. The effect is 'got home late' as it is the result. Let's look at another statement. My dog learned new tricks as a result of consistent training. What is the cause and what is the effect? The cause is 'consistent training' as it is the reason. The effect is 'learned new tricks' as it is the result. Did you also identify the cause and effect? Here is another statement. I will walk to the shop today, then I can get the new game. What is the cause and what is the effect? The cause is 'walk to the shop', as it is the reason. The effect is 'get the new game', as it is the result. Here is the final statement! I will get better at maths if I keep practising. What is the cause and what is the effect? The cause is 'keep practising', since it is the reason. The effect is 'get better at maths', as it is the result. Goopaw had so much fun practising with you today! See you next time!
Cause and Effect Statements Let's Practise exercise
What do the terms cause and effect mean?Hints
Think about what leads to an action or outcome – the reason behind it.
Consider the relationship between events – one is the cause because it brings about the other, which is the effect.Solution
The cause is the reason, and the effect is the result.
"She missed the bus because her alarm didn't go off." What is the cause and what is the effect?Hints
Can you find what happened first (the reason) and then what happened because of it (the result)?
What happened first is the cause. What happened second is the effect.Solution
In the statement "She missed the bus because her alarm didn't go off":
Cause: Her alarm didn't go off.
Effect: She missed the bus.
"The loud thunder scared the cat, making it hide under the bed." What is the cause and what is the effect?Hints
Identify the event that created a reaction in the cat.
This is the cause.
Consider the cat's response and what it did as a result of the mentioned event.
This is the effect.Solution
In the statement "The loud thunder scared the cat, making it hide under the bed":
Cause: The loud thunder.
Effect: The cat hiding under the bed.
Can you connect the cause to its matching effect?Hints
Read the first part of the sentence carefully and then look for keywords that would match it.
What would a teacher's praise cause?
The term effect refers to the result produced by the teacher's praise.Solution
The correct statements are:
- Doing yoga can increase flexibility.
- The teacher praised the children for their hard work, resulting in increased motivation.
- The children rehearsed many times for the school play and opening night went smoothly.
- The heavy rain caused the river to flood its banks.
"Due to the power cut, the computer lost my unsaved work." What is the cause and what is the effect?Hints
What caused the problem with the computer?
What happened because of the power cut? This is the effect.
There are 2 correct answers, 1 cause and 1 effect.Solution
In the statement "Due to the power cut, the computer lost my unsaved work.":
Cause: The power cut.
Effect: The computer losing unsaved work.
Can you complete these sentences?Hints
How might Goopaw's teacher feel if she has been practising spellings?
Why might Goopaw's family go for walks every day?Solution
Goopaw used the spelling trainer to practise spelling keywords. Her teacher was really pleased with her hard work.
Goopaw has been practising riding her bike. Now she can go for a longer ride with her family.
Goopaw's family got a pet dog. Now they go for walks every day.