1, 2, 3… Cause, consequence and purpose!

3 posters to introduce and differentiate the structures to express cause, consequence and intention. Ideal for online lessons but also works great for in-person courses.


With these posters, your students will learn grammar in 3 steps:

  1. Poster 1: Discover the structures in context
  2. Poster 2: Practice them with guided activities
  3. Poster 3: Produce them autonomously with a game

The 1, 2, 3… ! line of resources each contain 3 posters to print out, project or screen share to aid your teaching of grammar, vocabulary or functional language. They were first conceived to respond to the needs of online teachers needing simple resources for their new online lessons which do not require any advanced technology or software skills and can be used on any type of digital meeting platform.

Most of the activities are speaking-based and of various types: games, tasks, speaking challenges, story-telling, or riddles. These activities are suitable for individuals, pairs, small groups, as a class, etc.



Target Language

Students will discover, practice and produce common structures for expressing cause, consequence, and purpose.



These activities are recommended for B1-C1 students.



  • A 7-page PDF with the 3 posters, a table for students to organize their connectors, and teacher instructions to print or screen-share during your online classes;
  • 3 posters in JPG format to easily copy and paste onto a virtual whiteboard;

3 reviews for 1, 2, 3... Cause, consequence and purpose!

  1. internet (verified owner)

    I’ve used this with 4 students (Hi A2 and B1 levels) in one-to-one zoom classes so far, and it’s fabulous. We ended up having lots to talk about, all while using new structures to talk about causes and consequences. We did all three posters in an hour and 15 minutes, but could have gone longer. Each activity really led naturally to the next. By the end, they were usually quite a few new expresssions with much more confidence.

    • Ian Kime

      Yes! I’ve used it for both groups and individuals and like you said it flows from one activity to the next really well. So happy your students gained some confidence with this resource and you saved some time and looked like a star 🙂

  2. Natalia (verified owner)

    I liked this resource a lot, I used it in class with my students to practise different linking words and structures to give an opinion. Interesting, thought provoking and fun prompts, thank you!

  3. igagrabowska (verified owner)

    This resource is perfect both for online and traditional classes. It allows students to practise various tsructures used to express cause, consequence and purpose in a creative and fun way. I really appreciate this resource because it isn’t easy to find similar communicative activities on the market!

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Ian Kime

Ian Kime

I have been teaching English abroad since receiving my CELTA certificate in Poland in 2018. I enjoy tracking my individual students’ development but love having lessons with big groups! Now that I teach online, I am accompanied by my sidekicks Olaf, Mała, Pirate and Bandit on a regular basis.

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