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  • Hi. In a speaking exam, you may be asked to share an opinion or have a discussion with a partner about a topic.

  • In this video, we'll have a look at how to express your opinions and how you can agree or disagree with someone else's point of view.

  • Let's have a look at some phrases you can use to express your opinions.

  • Some good phrases to use for expressing your opinion are 'I think', 'I believe', 'I like', and 'in my opinion'.

  • For example, if you were talking to your friend about movies, you might say 'I think that action movies are the best'.

  • You can also express yourself with the negative forms of these phrases. 'I don't like horror movies',

  • or 'I don't believe the world needs any more Transformers films' are good examples of sentences to express opinion.

  • Do you want to make your statements stronger? You can use adverbs and adjectives to do this.

  • Instead of 'I believe' or 'in my opinion' you can use 'I strongly believe' ' or

  • 'in my honest opinion'. Adverbs and adjectives are useful for showing you're serious about a topic.

  • As well as expressing your opinion, it is a good conversation skill to ask about other people's opinions.

  • Phrases like 'What do you think about…' and 'How do you feel about' are good questions to keep a conversation going.

  • You might ask someone 'what's your opinion on climate change?',

  • or use a question after you make a statement - 'I think the blue jacket is the nicest. What do you think?'

  • Knowing how to agree and disagree with someone else's opinion is just as valuable as being able to express your own opinion.

  • You can use short statements to show you feel the same as the speaker.

  • For example, if a friend says 'I think football is more fun than tennis', you could respond with 'I agree!' or 'that's right!', or 'me too'.

  • You can disagree with a statement in a similar way. You could say 'That's not right',

  • 'I don't think that's very good', or simply 'I disagree'.

  • If you have mixed feelings on an issue you can use a more neutral phrase.

  • For example, 'I'm not sure about that', or 'I partly agree with you'.

  • It's normal to explain your opinions as part of a discussion. If your friend says

  • 'I think the LearnEnglish Teens channel is great', don't just respond with your opinion alone - use a statement to justify it.

  • You could say 'me too; they have amazing presenters!', or 'I agree. It's way more interesting than reading textbooks!'

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Hi. In a speaking exam, you may be asked to share an opinion or have a discussion with a partner about a topic.

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Phrases for expressing an opinion

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    Aniceeee posted on 2019/05/21
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