Speaking Test Strategies 18 Adding roll-on effects

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Go deep into the reasoning

This lesson will focus on adding as many effects as possible to a piece of evidence. Doing this will help you make a logical link between evidence and outcomes. 

Introduction: 

During your speaking test, you can be creative when it comes to the effects of your evidence.

Imagine a young student asks, "Why should I study hard?" You might respond by saying:

If you study hard now, then you'll do well on your tests, and you'll likely get into a good university. Then a good education will lead to a good job, and a good job will help you lead a rich, happy life. That's why you should study hard!  

Warm Up: 

Discuss this question with your teacher: 

Describe a moment when your life changed forever.

Language: 

A. Start with a quick practice making sentences using "if". Your instructor will guide you through a short exercise called, "What will happen if..."

 

B. Now that you are comfortable using "if", add as many roll-on effects as possible to answer the question from the Warm Up.

Practice: 

Answer these abstract questions, using "if" at least twice in every question. 

  1. Where do you think it's better for children to grow up: in a city, or in a more rural area?
  2. What makes someone a good driver?
  3. How important do you think folklore is in defining cultural identity?