Transitions 15 Describing purpose while discussing goals

This lesson will focus on describing purpose using a variety of expressions. The topic we will discuss today is future goals. 


There are many situations in which we have to describe the purpose of an action or decision. This lesson will help you to do this effectively. 

Warm Up: 

If you could invent something new, what would you invent? Why?


Please consider each transition phrase. Your instructor has an example and a question regarding each one. Remember, the goal is to smoothly use the transition phrase, not to give a long answer. 

1. [Full sentence], in the hope that (or in hopes that) [full sentence].  — A hope or something you want to happen.

2. [Full sentence], for the purpose of [verb-ing + noun]. — In order to.

3. [Full sentence]. To this/that end, [full sentence]. — In order to achieve this goal​.

4. [Full sentence]. With this in mind [full sentence]. — Hoping to achieve this goal.

5. [Full sentence], in case [full sentence].  — Because of a possibility of something happening; seems neutral or negative. *Note: Use a present tense after "in case". Do not use will.

6. [Full sentence] for fear that [full sentence]. — To avoid the risk of something happening.


Now that you've had some practice using these phrases, try to answer some more questions. Use as many of the above phrases as you can.