EXPRESSING OPINIONS                                B. To add information or points in support of an existing opinion:     ...
MODEL PMR QUESTION                                                                     MODEL ANSWERTwo friends are talking...
MODEL PMR QUESTION                                                                     argument            other countries...
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  1. 1. EXPRESSING OPINIONS B. To add information or points in support of an existing opinion: Furthermore ……………. Other than that………………………...When expressing opinion, you should: Besides …………………….. Another advantage is that……….. Moreover…………………. Added to this is the fact that……. 1. Decide what your point of view is and come up with logical, sensible Apart from this………….. Similarly…………………………………… reasons to support your opinion. You may use (or must: depend on the In addition…………………. question) the points given but you are encouraged to include your own as well. C. To show an opposite stand or to show contrasting information 2. Organize your points systematically. Your ideas must flow smoothly and But,……………………………………. Nevertheless…………………………… However, ………………………….. In contrast……………………………….. must make sense. On the one hand……………….. Conversely………………………………. 3. Write in proper paragraphs. On the other hand…………….. Alternatively……………………………. 4. Check your composition for spelling, tenses and punctuation. On the contrary……………….... D. To agree with the view pointer or opinion I am also of the opinion that ……………………………..DIFFERENT WAYS OF GIVING OPINIONS Yes, I agree that…………………………………………………. I share your view that…………………………………………In my opinion, living in the countryside is better than living in town. It is true that……………………………………………………….My opinion on this matter is………………………………. I couldn’t agree more with you that……………………It is my opinion that…………..I strongly feel that……………………. E. To disagree with a view point or opinionPersonally, I am of the opinion that…………………………… I disagree with the view that………………………………Frankly, I think that……………. I don’t quite agree with you that………………………..From my point of view, I think ………………………… I don’t think that…………………………………………………In my view…………… I’m afraid, I don’t agree with you……………………….If you ask me, my opinion is ………………….. I’m inclined to disagree with you…………………………As I see it…………….I am in favour of ………………………………….. F. To end an argumentAs far as I am concerned………….. Finally/ Lastly/ HenceIt seems to me that…………………………………… In conclusion The gist of the argument is ……………………. Therefore………………………………………………. For these reasons, I feel that…………………Giving reasoned opinions Considering these reasons……………………… After taking into consideration all these factors, I feel that……………..A. To start First of all, ………………….. Firstly, ………………………….. In the first place, ………………………………. To begin with, ……………………………………………
  2. 2. MODEL PMR QUESTION MODEL ANSWERTwo friends are talking about shopping at the night market and at the Giving an I prefer to shop at a night market. There are several reasonssupermarket. opinion for my choice.Siti : Janet, why don’t you shop at the supermarket? It is more Giving reasons In the first place, the night market is held in an open space. convenient. in sequence Many stalls sprout out on the day of the night market and these (1st point stalls sell a variety of things raging from household items andJanet : It is more convenient for me to go to the night market, Janet. It is with stationery to fish and vegetables. All you need to do is take a held weekly in my housing estate and I can just walk there. elaboration) leisurely walk and choose the things you wish to buy. Hence it is very convenient.Siti : That’s true, but it is always crowded and dusty. You can shop in comfort in the supermarket. Adding further Moreover, things are cheaper in a night market than in a information supermarket. A supermarket has to pay rental for its premise,Which do you prefer- shopping at the night market or at the supermarket? (2nd point with pay utility bills and also pay its workers. The costs are all elaboration) included in the products and this is eventually passed on toYou should: consumers. Therefore, consumers end up paying more for the say where you prefer to shop same basket of goods. give reasons for your answer your answer should ne more than 120 words To add further I prefer to shop at the night market because it has a carnival information/ to – like atmosphere. It is so alive with different types of sights, make the sounds and smell. By shopping at the night market, you will be argument helping petty traders whole livelihood depends on the night stronger market. Concluding an For these reasons, I feel that shopping at night market do really argument suit with me. I can’t wait to go the night market this week. See you there!
  3. 3. MODEL PMR QUESTION argument other countries. In other words, we save on foreign exchange stronger while at the same time, we are supporting locally manufacturesThe following is a dialogue between two people about the “Buy Malaysian (3r d point with products.Products” Campaign. elaboration)Aqso : I really cannot understand all this fuss about the “Buy Malaysian It is true that allowing foreign products to flood the local Products” Campaign. market will give consumers a wider choice; the presence of many rivals will create unnecessary competition. On the otherMadina: Why, what’s wrong with it? Don’t you support the campaign? hand, if there is a demand for local products, it will not generate more revenue for the government but it will alsoAqso : Not really, I feel that foreign goods should be allowed to compete create more jobs for the people. with local products. With competition, there will be quality products. Concluding an For these reasons, we should all support the “ Buy Malaysian argument Products” campaign.What are your views regarding the “Buy Malaysian Products” campaign?You should: say whether or not you support the campaign give reasons for your answer TIPS TO ELABORATE THE POINTS your answer should ne more than 120 words 1. Use WH-questions (what, who, when, why, how etc…) 2. Use linkers (refer to page 1)MODEL ANSWERGiving an I strongly support the “Buy Malaysian Products” campaign. Sample:opinion Similarly, I feel that all Malaysians should heed the . government’s call to support the campaign. 1. Main Point: Locally manufactured goods are of good quality.Giving reasons The “Buy Malaysian Products” campaign is a campaign to WHO: who is responsible to ensure the quality of the products?in sequence promote locally manufactured products. As Malaysians, we(1st point should be proud of our own products. Why must we support :-> A special agency called SIRIM has been set up by the government towith the campaign? Well, there are several reasons. In the first ensure that the products are of high qualityelaboration) place, Malaysian products are cheaper when compared to imported products. Imported products are subjected to taxes 2. Main point: To keep our body healthy, we should eat more fruit and import duties. Moreover, the cost of transporting these and avoid consuming oily food. goods is included in the prices of these goods. Thus, they are WHAT : What are examples of fruit? more expensive. In the end, consumers end up paying more for WHY : Why fruit is good for health? them. Why oily food should less be taken?Adding further Secondly, locally manufactured goods are of good quality. A HOW: How to practise this step?information special agency called SIRIM has been set up by the government(2nd point with to ensure that the products are of high quality. So, why should :-> As fruit and vegetables are good for maintaining our health, weelaboration) we pay more for something that is easily available here? should eat them more. I think that the parents should train their children to eat vegetables like spinach, cabbage or even carrot.To add further When we buy locally manufactured products, we are Mothers may use cartoon decorative plate to serve these food on theirinformation/ to supporting our local industries. If we refrain from buying family dinner table. On the other hand, avoid oily foods as theymake the imported goods, we are actually reducing our cash outflow to containing too much fat that may cause us many health problems.

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