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  • 1. IBN ZOHR UNIVERSITY FACULTY OF LETTERS SOCIOLOGY DEPARTMENT Introduction to General English S2/ G1 Instructor: Khadija GOUALI khadijagouali@gmail.com Facebook: Khadijah Gouali
  • 2. Course content  Functional English: - Greetings and introductions - Asking for opinion. - Expressing opinion. - Expressing agreement and disagreement - Asking for and giving advice. - Making requests and offers. - Making suggestions. - Making and responding to apologies.
  • 3. Agreeing and disagreeing Ahmed: I think English is an interesting language to learn instead of French. What do you think? Amina: I'm afraid I disagree. In comparison to French, English is not valued in Morocco. Ahmed: I have to side with you on this one. In Morocco, French is given more importance than English but I personally find English a very interesting language. Amina: Yeah, there is no doubt about that!
  • 4. Agreeing and disagreeing Ahmed: I think English is an interesting language to learn instead of French. What do you think? Amina: I'm afraid I disagree. In comparison to French, English is not valued in Morocco. Ahmed: I have to side with you on this one. In Morocco, French is given more importance than English but I personally find English a very interesting language. Amina: Yeah, there is no doubt about that!
  • 5. Agreeing • I agree with you 100 percent./ Yes, I agree!/ I totally agree!/ • I couldn't agree with you more. • That's so true/ That’s right! • That's for sure. • You're absolutely right. / Absolutely/ Exactly! • That's exactly how I feel. • I have to side with you on this one. • No doubt about it. • (agree with negative statement) Me neither. • (weak) I suppose so./I guess so. • You have a point there. • I was just going to say that. • (slang) Tell me about it!
  • 6. Disagreeing • I don't think so. • (strong) No way. • I'm afraid I disagree. • (strong) I totally disagree. • (strong) I'd say the exact opposite. • Not necessarily. • That's not always true. • That's not always the case. • No, I'm not so sure about that. • I don't agree with this idea.
  • 7. Let’s practise! * Discuss these topics with your partner and give reasons why you agree or disagree. • Watching too much TV is bad for a child’s mind • Reading books is a must. • Women should stay at home and not work. • Classical music is boring to listen to. • Breakfast is the most important meal of the day. • Swimming in the ocean is better than swimming in a public pool. • Television is the leading cause of violence in today's society.
  • 8. Asking for and giving advice • Advice vs Advise • Advice is a noun meaning a suggestion or recommendation. It is an opinion about what could or should be done in a situation or about a problem. Example: My father gave me this piece of advice when I was young: never give up. • Advise is a verb meaning to give advice. Example: I advise you to learn English. You will undoubtedly need it in your higher studies.
  • 9. Asking for and giving advice • Student: I'm terrible at English and I think I should do something about it. What do you advise me to do? • Teacher: I think you should try this website. It's a fantastic website for beginners. • Student: I've heard about it, but what do you think I should start with? • Teacher: You'd better start with the lessons. Then, try the exercises.
  • 10. Asking for and giving advice • Student: I'm terrible at English and I think I should do something about it. What do you advise me to do? (asking for advice) • Teacher: I think you should try this website. It's a fantastic website for beginners. (giving advice) • Student: I've heard about it, but what do you think I should start with? (asking for advice) • Teacher: You'd better start with the lessons. Then, try the exercises. (giving advice)
  • 11. Asking for advice • I've got a bad toothache. What do you suggest? • What do you advise me to do? • What should I do? • What ought I to do? • What's your advice? • If you were me what would you do?
  • 12. Giving advice • If I were you, I would go to the dentist. • Why don't you go to the dentist? • You'd better brush your teeth regularly. • You ought to/should avoid eating sweets. • If you take my advice, you'll go to the dentist. • It might be a good idea to brush your teeth on a regular basis. • I advise you to brush your teeth on a regular basis. • Have you thought about seeing a dentist. • I think you should… • Maybe you should ... • You might try (verb+ing...) • It might be a good idea to ... • My advice would be to ... • How about (verb+ing....)?
  • 13. Another example! • Brother: I did well in the exam, but I got a bad mark. What should I do, please? • Me: If I were you, I would check my hand writing and my answers before submitting my papers. • Brother: Thanks, but I’ve already done it. • Me: Then, I don't know what to advise, I'm afraid. • Brother: ok! Thanks anyway.
  • 14. Another example! • Brother: I did well in the exam, but I got a bad mark. What should I do, please? (asking for advice) • Me: If I were you, I would check my hand writing and my answers before submitting my papers. (giving advice) • Brother: Thanks, but I’ve already done it. • Me: Then, I don't know what to advise, I'm afraid. (declining to give advice) • Brother: ok! Thanks anyway.
  • 15. Declining to give advice • I don't know what to advise, I'm afraid. • I wish I could suggest something, but I can't. • I wish I could help. • I'm afraid I can't really help you.
  • 16. Problems In pairs, choose one of these problems and try to come up with a dialogue in which you ask for and give a piece of advice.
  • 17. Best of Luck!