Cause and effect Links that EAP 3 students will find useful ESL/EFL speaking lessons - Talking about cause and effect in English When we talk about an effect resulting from a certain cause, we use expressions such as: because, since, as, owing to, due to... Examples The police arrested him because he broke into a bank. The police arrested him since he broke into a bank. She can't read the letter as she is illiterate. Cause / Effect - English Exercises & Practice | Grammar Quizzes Using the connectors because versus consequently; stating cause and effect relationshiops; ESL/EFL English grammar exercises, practices, explanations and quizzes.