Do you know that “because” is one of the most commonly used words in the IELTS test? No matter in writing or speaking tests, many candidates use “because⋯so⋯” in their answers repeatedly. Some may use synonyms like since, as, due to, etc. Actually, “reason and result” clauses are very useful for replacing those conjunctions. Here is a list of those clauses we summarized for you!
1. With⋯, ⋯⋯
“With” refers to relating to or in the case of a person or thing. It also has the meaning of because of or being caused by someone or something.
I couldn’t sleep with the noise of the traffic.
2. That is why⋯⋯
That is why we reject the idea of cutting spending now.
3. ⋯, which leads to⋯⋯
The preferred sleep cycle is delayed in adolescents, which leads to many students not feeling sleepy until much later in the evenings.
4. ⋯, lead to⋯⋯
Fixing those problems leads to even more problems.
5. ⋯⋯, thereby doing⋯⋯
Our bodies can sweat, thereby losing heat by evaporation.
So scarce is the food that many people suffer from starvation.