ARSENIO’S ESL PODCAST | SEASON 5 EPISODE 118 | Vocabulary Development | Consequence phrases

Here’s a short blog/podcast on consequence phrases that could improve your writing and switch up the phrases you use.

Match the causes (1-8) with their effects (a-h)

  1. As a consequence of their upbringing children with ____
  2. Teenager behavior may be influence by ____
  3. Poor academic performance may result in ____
  4. The desire to gain the approval of their peers may prompt ___
  5. Risk-taking can trigger ___
  6. the onset of adolescence may bring about ____
  7. Criminal tendencies stem from ____
  8. Sleep deprivation can exert a direct influence on ____

a. low self-esteem and a propensity toward criminality.

b. teenagers to behave in a delinquent manner.

c. criminal parents are more likely to display criminal tendencies.

d. a combination of genetics and social environment.

e. a hard-wired desire to seek out risk.

f. teenage emotions and behavior.

g. an increase in delinquent behavior.

h. a rush of dopamine in the adolescent brain.

Choose the correct word or phrase to complete the sentences.

  1. Labelling someone a criminal can trigger / may result from increased propensity for crime.
  2. Criminal behavior may be influenced by / exert a direct influence on levels of intelligence.
  3. Teenage delinquency may prompt / result from a desire to seek out reward.
  4. Many claim that criminal tendencies trigger / stem from a disruptive upbringing.
  5. Better understanding of teenage brain development may prompt / result from changes in the judicial system.
  6. The onset of adolescence stems from / brings about dramatic changes in the teenage brain.


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