Speaking Test Strategies 18 Adding roll-on effects

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: 

How many possible benefits can you think of about living near nature? 

Language: 

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

Now that you are comfortable using if, try using as many roll-on effects as possible to smoothly answer the question about nature from the warm up.

Practice: 

Try these abstract questions, and make sure to use "if" at least twice in every question. 

  1. Does globalisation have a positive or negative impact for most people?
  2. How do you overcome cultural differences in a business scenario?
  3. In what ways will autonomous technology affect business in the future?