TESOL/Reacting with skepticism or belief

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Key sentences

Making a claim Reacting with skepticism
Did you hear about (surprising thing) ? No, I didn't.
Reacting with skepticism Making a claim
There's no way that (possibility). I'm (feeling) that it's true.

Drills

Say these sentences without looking.

Did you hear about (surprising thing) ?
surprising thing sentence
the UFO Did you hear about the UFO ?
cold fusion Did you hear about cold fusion ?
the Google Car Did you hear about the Google Car ?
the werewolf Did you hear about the werewolf ?
There's no way that (possibility).
possibility sentence
a UFO could come to earth There's no way that a UFO could come to earth.
cold fusion could happen There's no way that cold fusion could happen.
Google could make a car There's no way that Google could make a car.
werewolves could exist There's no way that werewolves could exist.
I'm (feeling) that it's true.
feeling sentence
sure I'm sure that it's true.
positive I'm positive that it's true.
convinced I'm convinced that it's true.
certain I'm certain that it's true.

Example

Practice this conversation.

Making a claim Reacting with skepticism
Did you hear about (the UFO) ? No, I didn't.
Reacting with skepticism Making a claim
There's no way that (a UFO could come to earth). I'm (sure) that it's true.


Change partners. Use your imagination and change the sentences.

Exercise

Use your imagination. Make your own conversation.

Making a claim Reacting with skepticism

Did you hear about ... ?

No, I didn't.

Reacting with skepticism Making a claim
There's no way that .... I'm ... that it's true.


Change partners. Use your imagination and make another conversation.

Practice

Making a claim Reacting with skepticism
Think of some surprising news. Believe it. Tell your partner. Don't believe your partner.

Further study


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