1. Psychological cause
One day, when Mary was out shopping, she bought a silly nose. It was big, round, black, shiny nose, on a piece of elastic. When she got home, she put the nose on. Then, she said to Fluff, the cat – ‘Come on, Fluff, let's go and look for John.’ When John saw Mary wearing her silly nose, he laughed and laughed and laughed. He thought it was really funny. Mary was very pleased.
(action = Mary put on a silly nose.
result = John laughed.)
2. Distractor: physical cause
Mummy said: ‘Come on, Mary. It's bath-time.’ Mummy and Mary started to go upstairs. But, just then, the phone rang so Mummy went to answer the phone and Mary went up to the bathroom by herself. Mary put the plug in the bath and turned on the taps. Out came the water with a big ‘Whoosh!’ Soon, the bath filled up with water. Mary shouted: ‘All ready, Mummy!’
(action = Mary turned on the taps.
result = The bath filled up with water.)
3. Physical condition
John took his Daddy's spade out of the garden shed, and he dug some holes in the garden – one, two, three holes. Then, he put a little tree into each hole. Planting trees is very hard work, so when John had finished, he went into the house and had a nice big drink of juice.