Cause & Effect Essay Activity

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<ul><li><p>8/3/2019 Cause &amp; Effect Essay Activity</p><p> 1/2</p><p>Cause &amp; Effect Essay prepared by prof. El. AMAYOUD</p><p>1. Read the text and underline the linking words or phrases in the essay below.2. Replace the underlined linking words with the following ones in the box.</p><p>Congestion in Abu Dhabi</p><p>Although Abu Dhabi is one of the most modern cities in the world, it is facing a problem of traffic</p><p>congestion. Many residents spend hours stuck in traffic every day. This is a complex problem with many serious</p><p>causes and effects.</p><p>There are many reasons why we suffer traffic jams every day. For one thing, there is the rapid growth of </p><p>the population. As a result of this, the number of cars is increasing annually. For another, there are more female</p><p>drivers and younger drivers today than in the past. Moreover, the increase in the number of trucks and</p><p>commercial vehicles causes traffic congestion. These vehicles move very slowly, sometimes stopping to unload</p><p>goods, and blocking traffic; in addition, Road works are a final major problem that can lead to streets being very</p><p>crowded.</p><p>Traffic congestion also has many effects. To begin with, one of the most important is parking problems;</p><p>for example, people find it difficult to park their cars, especially in the city center. Long delays in getting to and</p><p>from work are another result, leading to less productivity from employees. There are also more accidents, because</p><p> people become frustrated or angry due to the traffic jams. Finally, pollution in the city center worsens as because</p><p>of car emissions, and the city becomes a less attractive place to live; therefore. Shops are forced to close in the</p><p>city center and have to relocate to malls or to the outskirts of the city, where parking is available.</p><p>In conclusion, although Abu Dhabi has good roads and modern infrastructure, it is suffering from traffic</p><p> problems. There is no simple solution to this problem because it has many causes, but the effects are damaging</p><p> both the city and the people who live there. The government should try to remedy this problem.</p><p>3 . There are four paragraphs. What is the purpose of each one?</p><p>4. Underline the thesis statement in the introduction.</p><p>5. Underline the topic sentence for the causes.6. Write a number (1, 2, 3) next to each cause (main point ).</p><p>7. Underline the topic sentence for the effects.</p><p>8. Write a number (1, 2, 3 , etc. ) next to each effect (main point ).</p><p>9. Underline the future statement in the conclusion.</p><p>10. Youre going to write a cause &amp; effect essay. Write a list of causes and effects of the following</p><p>topic: students taking up smoking</p><p>11. Use your ideas from exercise 10 to write four paragraphs.</p><p>another effect despite furthermore for one reason</p><p>consequently one more cause besides to start with</p><p>in particular another effect last but not least thus all in all</p></li><li><p>8/3/2019 Cause &amp; Effect Essay Activity</p><p> 2/2</p><p>Cause &amp; Effect Essay prepared by prof. El. AMAYOUD</p></li></ul>