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[基础口语] 英语课教案:Expressing Opinions 表达意见

本帖最后由 roselove 于 2012-4-29 10:53 编辑

Just about everyone has an opinion about most things. We seek peoples opinions all the time. You may want to know a friend's opinion of a movie that you are thinking of seeing. A teacher may ask you your opinion of a homework assignment. A co-worker may want to know what you think of a job related suggestion to improve sales. An acquaintance may seek your opinion on a political candidate. There are several expressions that can be used when asking someone's opinion. Look at the examples below.

English Expressions   

Expression
Response
What did you think of
( ... the movie)?
I thought it was boring.
Do you concur with
( ...the board's   
recommendations)?   
Yes, but with minor reservations.
What is your opinion of
( ... the
president’s proposed economic package)?
I don’t think it will help the economy too much.
Do you agree with
( ... Pam’s proposal)?
I can’t say that I do, I think it will be ineffective.

After an opinion is given, either you agree with it or not. Look at the expressions below to indicate agreement or disagreement.         

Question/Statement
Expression      A- Agree, D- Disagree
I think classical music is boring to listen to.A: You said it.D:  I couldn’t disagree more.
The president needs to raise taxes to solve the
problem.
A: I think you’re right. D: I don’t think that’s the answer atall.
Abortion is nothing less than murder.A: I believe so too. D: In my opinion, ( .. abortion is nothing more than freedom of choice).
I think the president’s economic policies
are good?
A: I'll go along with that.D: Well, we don’t see eye to eye onthat.
I think studying English is a waste of
time.
A: I'm with you.D: I beg to differ.
I like this red dress. How about you? A: It work’s for me.D: I don’t really think (... that red is your
color).
GONE WITH THE WIND is the best
movie  ever made
A: I'll buy that.D: I disagree, (... STARS WARS was much better).


English Dialogue

Students should work together in pairs and read the following dialogue, one student reading one part, the other student reading the other. Note the expressions used in the dialogue and the progression of the conversation. The dialogue can be used as a model to have similar conversations.


Alice: What did you think of the movie, Peter?

Peter: I thought it was boring.

Alice: Really? I loved it. Why did you think it was boring?

Peter: It was too predictable. You knew what would happen in the end. The same old thing- boy meets
girl, boy fights
with girl, boy marries girl.

Peter: Did you like the sound track of the movie?

Alice: No, I hated it. It was too loud and too hard rock
for me. What did you think of it?

Peter: I thought it was great, but then, I like hard rock.


After reading, close
your book and tell your partner a summary of the dialogue. Then
switch and have your partner tell his or her summary. Start like
this: This dialogue is about a man and a woman giving opinions about ...This may seem silly, since you both already know what the dialogue is about, but the purpose is to practice using your English, not to give information or test your reading skills.

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本帖最后由 roselove 于 2012-4-29 10:58 编辑

Conversation Activities

1. Pair work- discussion


Do you agree or disagree with your partner about the following topics? Discuss these topics with your partner and give reasons why you agree or disagree.

  • watching golf is exciting

  • governments should spend less money on social services

  • tests are a poor method of assessing students acquired
    knowledge

  • watching too much TV is bad for a child’s mind

  • children should be seen and not heard

2. Pair work- discussion


What are you and your partner’s opinions about these topics? Discuss them. Give detailed reasons for your
opinions.



  The acting skills of Tom Hanks     The movie Titanic

Your partner’s hair style   The WWF        


Madonna                    Plays by Shakespeare

Punk rock music      Your partner’s attire            

Using cell phones while driving                    Euthanasia (mercy killings)


The death penalty        Your English teacher (don’t be rude)   

      

The honesty of politicians                         Exploration of space– worth while or not

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