EXPRESSING OF ASKING AND GIVING OPINION

EXPRESSIONS OF ASKING AND GIVING OPINION


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Opinion is including  the words of opinion and argument/ reasons.
Opinion dialogue is a dialog consists of two persons or more who have opinion each others. It can use the expressions, such as in my opinion, in my view, I think etc.  Argument dialogue is a dialog that states the arguments or reasons. It can use the words such as first, second etc for arranging arguments.
Asking opinion : 

Formal :
- Have you got any comments on …..
- Do you have any idea?
- Do you have any opinion on ……
- Would you give me your opinion on……….?
- What is your reaction to ……
- What is your opinion about……….?
- What are you feeling about………….?
- What are your views on……….?
- Please give me your frank opinion?
Informal
- What do you think of…….?
- What do you think about………?
- What is your opinion?
- Why do they behave like that?
- Do you think it’s going?
- How do you like?
- How was the trip?
- How do you think of Rina’s idea ?
- How do you feel about this dicition?

Giving opinionFormal :
- I personally believe …..
- I personally consider ….
- I personally think /feel ….
- I hold the opinion ….
- My own view of the matter is ……
- Well, personally …….
- If I had my view, I would …..
Informal
- I think I like it.
- I don’t think I care for it.
- I think it’s good/nice/terrific……..
- I think that awful/not nice/terrible…………
- I don’t think much of it.
- I think that……..
- In my opinion, I would rather……….
- In my case …..
- What I’m more concerned with ….
- What I have in my mind is………
- The way I see is that…………
- No everyone will agree with me, but ….
- To my mind …..
- From my point of view ….
- If you aks me, I feel ….
- Absolutely ………


AGREIING AND DISAGREEING FOR AN OPINION
 
Agreeing  Disagreeing 
Yes, I agree with John.  I'm sorry, but I can't agree with John. 
Yes, I think that's a good point.  I think you may have missed the point there ... 
I'll go along with that.  Sorry, I can't go along with that. 


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Note :
v      Informal Expressions are used in a situation where you are talking between friends or close friends.
v     The expressions usually respond to something that you discuss in an informal situation.
v     Formal Expressions are used in a situation where you are talking in a formal situation, such as in the office or school between the teacher and students
v     Think about is used when a person is occupied with something or somebody
v      Example : I can’t stop thinking about her
v     think of is used to imagine something. You can actually replace the word  think of with the word imagine.



Dialog Examples:
Mr. Zoe  :  What do you think of my new house?
Shane     :  It is beautiful. I think. Oh you have many novels in your new house.
Mr. Zoe  :  Yeah, some. I like Andrea Hirata’s novels.
Shane     :  How do you feel about Andrea Hirata’s novels ?
Mr. Zoe  :  I feel they are great novels.
Shane     :  Yes, you are right. I think it is going to rain.
Mr. Zoe  : I don’t think so. Look outside at the sky! It’s so clear. No clouds there.
Shane     : But I watched the weather forecast yesterday. It said that today is going
                to rain. OK Mr. Zoe see you.



Exercises
Choose A, B, C, or D as the best answer.
1. What do you thimk of ................. ?
a. Play tennis
b. Go jogging
c. Going to the beach
d. Swim
2. A : What do you think about the film ?
B : I think .......................
a. It good
b. The film great
c. It’s very interesting
d. It useless
3. ........................ the boys are polite.
a. I don’t think
b. I don’t
c. What do you
d. What your opinion
4. Eric : I think our city is very hot at the moment.
Eric : I don’t think so ................ Our city is much cooler than other cities in this country.
a. I know it
b. I am thinking of
c. He forget it
d. In my opinion
5. I think .....................
a. Practising English every day is very good
b. Go jogging is good
c. Read books every day is very important
d. My brother very diligent

                                                                        

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