TESOL/Giving opinions

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Would you agree that dogs are cute?

Key sentences

Asking about an opinion Giving an opinion
Do you think cats are (adjective) ? Well, (opinion phrase) cats are friendly.
Asking about an opinion Giving an opinion
So, (question phrase) dogs are friendly?
In your (noun) are dogs friendly?
Yes, (agreeing phrase) so.
Giving an opinion Asking about an opinion
How about you?
What do you think?
I think so, too.
I'm not so sure.

Drills

Say these sentences without looking.

Do you think cats are (adjective) ?
adjective sentence
friendly Do you think cats are friendly ?
cute Do you think cats are cute ?
interesting Do you think cats are interesting ?
quiet Do you think cats are quiet ?
Well, (opinion phrase) cats are friendly.
opinion phrase sentence
in my opinion, Well, in my opinion, cats are friendly.
if you ask me, Well, if you ask me, cats are friendly.
I would say Well, I would say cats are friendly.
I think (that) Well, I think (that) cats are friendly.
So, (question phrase) dogs are friendly?
question phrase sentence
would you say (that) So, would you say (that) dogs are friendly?
do you believe (that) So, do you believe (that) dogs are friendly?
do you think (that) So, do you think (that) dogs are friendly?
would you agree (that) So, would you agree (that) dogs are friendly?
Yes, (agreeing phrase) so.
agreeing phrase sentence
I would say Yes, I would say so.
I think Yes, I think so.
I believe Yes, I believe so.
probably Yes, probably so.

Example

Practice this conversation.

Asking about an opinion Giving an opinion
Do you think cats are (friendly) ? Well, (in my opinion,) cats are friendly.
Asking about an opinion Giving an opinion
So, (would you say (that)) dogs are friendly? Yes, (I would say) so.
Giving an opinion Asking about an opinion
How about you? I think so, too.

Change partners. Use your imagination and change the sentences.

Exercise

Use your imagination. Make your own conversation.

Asking about an opinion Giving an opinion

Do you think cats are ... ?

Well, ... cats are friendly.

Asking about an opinion Giving an opinion
So, ... dogs are friendly? Yes, ... so.
Giving an opinion Asking about an opinion
How about you? I think so, too.

Change partners. Use your imagination and make another conversation.

Practice

Asking about an opinion Giving an opinion
Choose a topic. Ask your partner about their opinions on that topic. Give your opinions.

Further study


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