Cause and Effect: Home

Cause and Effect essays can be organized in just the same way as Argument and Opinion essays. You need four paragraphs: an introduction, a body with at least two paragraphs, and a conclusion.

These two presentations show some ways to organize a Cause and Effect essay.

  1. Traffic Congestion in Abu Dhabi How to write Introductions, Cause paragraphs, Effect paragraphs and Conclusions. (Right-click and save to your desktop. 146kb)
  2. Destruction of the Rainforest. A Powerpoint presentation about Causes and Effects (Right-click and save to your desktop. 550kb)

Essay Models

  1. Why is Fast Food so popular in the UAE? Outline and Full essay
  2. Traffic in Abu Dhabi: a short essay, and a longer essay.
  3. Obesity in the UAE
  4. Telecommuting
  5. Homework
  6. The UAE Marriage Fund. Has it succeeded? Why was it set up?

Short Exercises

  1. Adverb Clauses. Advanced. A graded multiple-choice quiz on adverb clauses from
  2. A gapfill exercise on smoking.
  3. Try this matching exercise.

Longer Exercises

Interactive Essays from publishers Holt Rinehart and Winston.

Other essays and readings

  1. The effects of living in a foreign country. A student’s cause and effect essay.
  2. Smoking: Cause and Effect. From the publisher Houghton Mifflin.
  3. A cause and effect essay about overcrowding in Mexico from
  4. Do television programs influence children? A student essay from the excellent website.
  5. Cause and effect of marine pollution – an essay by an Emirati student in the US.

More Difficult Essays

  1. Fast Food: An advanced essay from Glasgow University about the reasons for the popularity of fast food in the UK. Here’s an an outline for the essay.
  2. BBC article on the causes and effects of urbanization.

For Teachers

Try these Cause and Effect topics

  1. In some countries, the government encourages the citizens to marry and have families. What are the reasons for this, and what have been some results?
  2. Identify causes of water pollution and its consequences.
  3. Many people prefer to work in the public sector, rather than in the private sector. What are the reasons for this, and what effects does it have on a country?
  4. Diabetes and heart attacks are on the rise in many countries. What are the main causes of this, and what effects could this have for individuals and the government?
  5. What are some of the causes of global warming? What could some of the effects be?