What’s your opinion about that song? Is it a nice song? How can you say that?
Listening Listen to this dialogue (a conversation of exchanging opinion)
Exchanging Opinion Gambits Giving an opinionGetting more information I think...What makes you say that? I believe...Why do you think so? As far as I’m concerned,..Could you be more specific? As I see it..How can you say that? Personally, I think... It seems to me...
Asking about agreementAgreeingDisagreeing Do you agree?That’s absolutely right!I don’t think so. Wouldn’t you agree?That’s a good point.Well you have a point there, How do you feel about it?That’s true.I see what you mean, but... What do you think about it?I can/I could go along withI can’t go along with that. I’m afraid I can’t go along with Not at all!
Role play Role-play #1 You work for a computer technology company. You are planning to open a new research office. Write two cities in your country. 1) ……………………………… 2) ……………………………… Person A: Try to persuade your partner to choose (1). Person B: Try to persuade your partner to choose (2). Role-play #2 Your company is updating its smoking policy. Person A: You think that there should be no smoking areas at all at work. Person B: You want smoking to be allowed at work. Role-play #3 Your department has been given $10,000 to spend on improving your workplace. Discuss with a partner how the money could be best spent.
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