Transitions 5 Describing cause while discussing the economy

Man's hands, calculator, coins in a jar
A person calculating their savings

This lesson will focus on describing cause using a variety of expressions. The topic we will discuss today is the economy. 

Introduction: 

We often have to explain the cause of an event or situation. This lesson will help you to do this in an effective way.

Warm Up: 

What do you think about the present state of the economy in your country?

Please consider each transition phrase. Your instructor has an example and a question regarding each one, so please practice it. 

  1.  Owing to [noun] — Because of...
     
  2.  On account of [noun] — Because of...
     
  3.  In light of [noun] — Because of something recently discovered (or that recently happened)...
     
  4.  Thanks to [noun] — Because of (positive)...
     
  5.  [Noun] has its roots in — It describes the cause of this.
     
  6.  [Noun] stems from — It starts/develops as the result of something.
Practice: 

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.