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Expressing Views & Opinions


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Facts, Opinions, Agreeing, Disagreeing

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Expressing Views & Opinions

  1. 1. I think you should write it down.
  2. 2. Fact = a truth or reality Opinion = a feeling or belief, which cannot be proved to the satisfaction of all
  3. 3. Facts Opinions <ul><li>Proved by experimentation or observation </li></ul><ul><li>Can be verified by referring to an authoritative source </li></ul><ul><li>Offer strong support for something that is stated </li></ul>-Cannot be proved to the satisfaction of all -Represent personal interpretation -May not provide adequate support for an idea
  4. 4. The following are some of the commonly used expressions for stating facts: Show / indicate / state / found  
  5. 6. <ul><li>The head-on collision of two passenger ferries resulted in the death of a three-year-old boy and injuries to over 30 people. </li></ul><ul><li>The crew of both vessels was not very helpful. </li></ul><ul><li>The Ministry of Transport must take a serious look at this latest ferry collision. </li></ul><ul><li>We can avoid all these tragedies if all Malaysian succeed in making safety a culture and a way of life. </li></ul>
  6. 7. How to give a good opinion
  7. 8. <ul><li>I think it’s going to rain. </li></ul><ul><li>The way I see it, </li></ul><ul><li>I think it’s going to rain this evening because the sky is cloudy and it </li></ul>
  8. 9. I think scuba diving is a more thrilling sport than surfing because to be deep under the sea is definitely more exciting than to be on the sea surface. justification Which is a more thrilling sport?
  9. 10. Task 1 pg 13 Speaking Practice I feel that scuba diving is more dangerous because the risk of getting suffocated and drowned while carrying the big heavy oxygen tank when doing the sport is very high. In my opinion , skiing is more exciting because there are more unpredictable obstacles that one has to face when skiing down mountains compared to surfing along the waves.
  10. 11. Agreeing & Disagreeing
  11. 12. Expressing AGREEMENT: Reinforcing someone else’s ideas &quot;Right.&quot; &quot;I think so.&quot; &quot;That’s true. . .&quot; &quot;You’re right about that.&quot; &quot;Exactly.&quot; &quot;Yeah. That’s what I was thinking.&quot; &quot;I agree with (that) what you said.&quot;
  12. 13. Expressing DISAGREEMENT: softly and politely &quot;Well, I don’t necessarily agree with that. . .&quot; &quot;Hmmm. I see it somewhat differently. . .&quot; &quot;Your view is a bit different than mine. . .&quot;
  13. 14. You can also use a &quot;Yes, but. . .&quot; format. You are not stating disagreement, but you are able to state your own, different view. &quot;Yes, but I think. . .&quot; &quot;Yeah, that may be true, but. . .&quot; &quot;Well, I feel that. . .&quot;
  14. 15. Work in groups of three. Exchange opinions on the given topic. Follow the instructions in the boxes and prepare the conversation. <ul><li>Topics: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Absenteeism among workers </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Discrimination at work </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Harassment </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Respecting co-workers </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Clothing for work </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Safety at work </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Tardiness among workers </li></ul></ul>
  15. 16. In my opinion teenagers, are given too much freedom nowadays. That’s true.. you’re right about that. Too much freedom creates trouble. Well, I don’t necessarily agree with that because they are watched by their parents at home and teachers at school. Your view is a bit different from mine. There are also other factors that cause social problems among teenagers. Those who are not given enough freedom may also retaliate and create problems. Exactly. Teenagers who are neglected by parents tend to get involved in social problems because they have too much freedom. Yes, but most parents are very busy that they spend less time with their children. A. Give an opinion on a topic B. Agree. Give a reason B. Partially agree with C and explain. A. Agree with B and give another reason C. Disagree directly with A and explain C. Disagree with A and give a reason
  16. 17. A. Give an opinion on a topic B. Agree. Give a reason B. Partially agree with C and explain. A. Agree with B and give another reason C. Disagree directly with A and explain C. Disagree with A and give a reason
  17. 18. Making Conclusions
  18. 19. Therefore My final point is Consequently In a nutshell In conclusion To conclude Thus As a conclusion In brief To summarize
  19. 20. <ul><li>Work in pairs </li></ul><ul><li>Student A starts by making a conclusion. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>“ In brief, school children should be given more homework.” </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Student B says, “So what?” </li></ul><ul><li>Student A ponders the question and answers it. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>“ Homework gives them more practice and helps them to brush up their knowledge.” </li></ul></ul>
  20. 21. <ul><li>Student B says, “Why should anybody care?” </li></ul><ul><li>Student A answers the question by providing a more convincing answer to summarize the conversation. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>“ If they are not given a lot of homework especially during school holidays, they would have more free time. Most of them wouldn’t have anything beneficial to do that they might probably end up with involving in social problems.” </li></ul></ul>