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TOPIC 3:IDEAS & OPINIONS

LEARNING OUTCOMES
By the end of this course, students should be able to:
Give and respond to ideas and opinions including two guided reasons, clearly and fluently in oral and written forms [C2, A1]

3.1 Express ideas and opinions


3.2 Clarify ideas or opinions

ASSESSMENT:
ASSIGNMENT – 10%

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2.1 General introductions to ideas and opinions
2.1.1 Identify the importance of expressing ideas and opinions

Ideas

the main thing you are thinking about / your intention; what you intend to do /A personal view

Opinions

A personal belief or judgment that is not founded on proof or certainty

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3.1 Express ideas and opinions

Formal Informal

Would you give me your opinion What is your opinion?


on……….? Do you think it’s going…..?
What is your reaction to …. How do you like……?
What are you feeling about………….? How was the trip?
What are your views on……….? Do you have any idea?
Please give me your frank opinion? Do you have any opinion on ……
What do you think of…….?
What do you think about………?

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Exercise 1: Fill in the blanks with the right preposition Exercise 2: Fill in the space with a correct word.

1. What is your …………… about this?


2. Do you have anything to ………… regarding this matter?
3. If you ……….. me, I would say no.
4. I …………. small children shouldn’t carry lots of books.
5. Those machines make terrible noise, ……………. ?
6. I ……………….. with you.
7. As far as I’m ………………., the project will be proceeded.
8. I didn’t really ………….. you. Can you please explain again?
9. Could you ……………. how to do this?
10. In my point of ……………., the prices are cheap.

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Agree or disagree to an idea or opinion

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Exercise 3: Write a response to each of the following situations using polite expressions

1. Situation:

Jefri : I think we should take the bus to Johor.

You say : _______________________________________________________


(You disagree with Jefri’s idea).

2. Situation:

Lina : Excuse me; may I borrow your book?

You say : _______________________________________________________


(You say no because you want to use it)

3.Situation:

Zulkifli : Why don’t we go shopping after class?

You say : ________________________________________________________


(You agree)

4. Situation:

Miss Zihan : We must take more protein in our diet in order to make us
healthy.

You say : ____________________________________________________


(Disagree)
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These terms are used to introduce ideas & opinions:

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3.2 Clarify ideas or opinions

Clarifying ideas / opinions


Let me explain that...
Ask for clarification Let me explain that in more detail...
What do you mean by...? Let me put it in another way...
Do you mean...? Sorry let me explain...
Could you say that again, please? In other words...
Could you repeat please? To say this differently...
Could you clarify that, please? To put it differently...
Would you elaborate on that, please?
Could you be more explicit?
Could you explain what you mean by...?
Could you give us an example?
I wonder if you could say that in a
different way.
Could you put it differently, please?
Could you be more specific, please?

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