How effective is...?

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A mindmap demonstrates useful vocabulary to talk about how effective something might be, which is often a question for part 3 CAE Speaking Task

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How effective is...?
1 to have / produce (an) effect
1.1 a considerable / significant / powerful effect
1.2 little / much effect
1.3 no effect whatsoever
1.4 to have their effect
2 to be / prove (in)effective
2.1 Syn.: fruitful / fruitless
2.2 highly / particularly effective
2.3 equally effective
2.4 largely / relatively ineffective
2.5 nowhere near as effective as
3 Idioms for ineffective
3.1 a mug' s game
3.1.1 Ex. Forecasting a wannabe PM's likely legacy is a mug's game.
3.2 a fool's errand
3.2.1 Ex. Trying to attract attention in this way is a fool's errand
3.3 go adrift
3.3.1 Ex. Something seems to have gone adrift in our calculations.
4 Idioms for effective
4.1 to work wonders
4.1.1 Ex. A good night’s sleep can work wonders for mind and body
4.2 to work like a charm
4.2.1 Ex, The new sales approach worked like a charm
4.3 to work a treat
4.3.1 Ex. The new tactic worked a treat
4.4 to do the trick
4.4.1 Sometimes it can do the trick
4.5 I'd give it a go / It's worth a go
4.6 I'd go for that

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