Agreeing to and Objecting to Factual Information
A. Agreeing to Factual InformationThe expressions to be used are
among others:Yes, thats quite rightYes, You are quite rightYes,
thats correctThats fineNothing wrong with thatThats O.KThats all
rightExactly, correctly, or precisely
B.Objecting to Factual Information We can use the following
expressionsSorry, thats not rightI am afraid that . is wrongI think
. is/are quite trueI am not sure you are right about .I dont think
.No, thats all wrongNonsense
While listening, complete the following dialogue.Father: Rian,
dont 1) to water the plant. They will die if you do not 2) them 3)
a day.Rian: Okay, Dad. I wont forget.The next day Rian forgets to
water the plants.Father : Rian, the plants are 4) I have told you
to water them. Did you water them yesterday?Rian: Ummm. Yes, I
did.Father: But, why are the plants are dead now? Dont 5) to
me.Rian: I dont lie, Dad.Father: Lying is a bad habit, isnt it?
Now, 6) me. Did you water the plants yesterday? Rian: Actually, I
forgot, Dad. Father: So, you dont water the plants.Rian: No, I
didnt. Im 7) . I 8) I wont forget next time.Father: Promise me you
wont lie next time.Rian: I promise Taken from English in
Check the words you write with the following ones.
Practice 13. Look at the dialogue in practice 12. You are going
to listen to the dialogue again. Check your answers.
Task 14Complete the dialogue with the appropriate expressions to
agree or object to factual information.1. Agus: What does a giraffe
look like? Ade: Hmmm. The animal has short neck. It eats meat.
Agus: Are you kidding? .2. Atik: What does a rose look like? Wati:
Let me see. It is very interesting flower. Besides, it smells
pretty. Atik: .3. Tuti: Ive never seen a Raflesia flower. Dani:
Youll be surprised when you see it. Tuti: Is it beautiful? Dani:
Sure. Yeach. It also smells good. Tuti: So, it smells good, like a
rose. Right? Dani: .4. Adi: Mom, look the Elementary school
student? Mom: .No, he studies at SMP 1 Surakarta. Look, he puts a
white shirt and red short Adi: I see.5. Rini: How good your jacket
is. Ani: . It is cheap. Its only Rp. 50.000. You must be joking.
Rini: But I like it.
EvaluationMake a dialogue which uses the expression on how to
accept and reject to the factual information
Asking an Opinion Giving an OpinionSaying no Opinion
A. Asking for opinionAsking for OpinionTask 16Listen to your
teacher.Repeat after him/her.Say the following expressions
What do you thing about .?What are your feelings about .?Whats
your opinion about .?How do you feel about .?What about the .?Do
you have an opinion about .?Do you think that .?What would you say
To ask someones opinion, we can use the above expressions.
B.Giving an OpinionTask 17Listen to your teacher.Repeat after
him/her.Read the expressions aloud.
. Well, I think .. As I see it .. It seems to me .. In my
opinion/view .. Well, I must say .. To my mind .. To say frankly,
.. To be honest, .
we can use the above expressions to give an opinion.
C.SAYING NO OPINIONTask 18Listen to your teacher.Repeat after
him/her.Read the expressions aloud.
. I dont know. I cant say anything. I have no opinion on .. I do
not have anything to say.
To say that we do not have opinions, we use the above
Expressing Opinion Practice 19Listen to the dialogues from the
tape or teacher. Then, fill in the blanks based on what you hear.
Eric: Morning, Susan. Susan: Morning, How are you today, Eric?
Eric: Oh, 1) . You? Susan: Im fine too. Eric: Susan, have you
finished your homework? 2)? Susan: Yeach, Ive done it. Its 3)
2. Anto: Hi, Eric. Eric : Hi, Anto. Anto: Have read the latest
Harry Porter? 4) Harry Porter novels are very exiting. How about
you? Eric: I dont think so. I think 5).
3. Father: Anto, come here a minute. Anto: Yes, Dad. What is it?
Father: What do you say if we go to the bookstore tomorrow to buy
some story books? Anto: I think its 6), Dad.
Check the words you write with the following ones. What do you
thinkA great ideaTheyre boringVery difficultI thinkIm fine
NumberIssuesOpinions1Boys run faster than girls2Girls can put on
mini skirts to school 3As a good student, you dont break the school
rule4MTs students should bring cellular phones to school5We must
obey our parents6We are prohibited to leave taking before the bell
Number 1 is done for you.1. Ask your friend about his/her
opinion of a film. You:What do your think of the film Your friend:
I think its great. The story is interesting.2. Ask your friend
about his/her opinion of jasmine. You: . Your friend: .3. Ask your
friend about his/her opinion of illegal logging. You: . Your
friend: .4. Ask your friend about his/her opinion of a new teacher
in his/her new teacher. You: . Your friend: .5. Ask your friend
about his/her opinion of global warning. You: . Your friend: .
Task 22Now, demonstrate a dialogue using the picture
Task 23EvaluationListen to your friends sentences in pairs. Then
give your response. Take turn in acting out your role.Your friend:
What is your opinion about family planning in our country? You: .
2Your friend: What do you think of education compulsory in our
country nowadays? You: . 3.Your friend: What do you feel if someone
hate you? You: . 4.Your friend: Do you think that English is easy
for you to learn? You: . 5.Your friend: Human emancipation is very
necessary. What do you think of it? You : .
Uji KompetensiAnswer the questions according to each
instruction. I. Listen to the tape or your teacher reading some
sentences. Then ask for things to show your responses. Write your
answer on the answer sheet.
1. You and your friend are in the restaurant. You offer her some
drink. You say .2. You and your friend are in the department store.
You want to buy him a pair of shoes. You say . You ask your friend
to see a film. You say
II. Give your response to your friends offer with the following
1. You are at your friends house. He offers you a bowl of
sarimi. You dislike it. Your friend: Will you a bowl of sarimi to
eat? You: .2. You and your friend are thirsty. Your friend offers
you a drink and you agree to this. Your friend: Can I help you to
have cocacola to drink? You: .
III. Listen to the tape or your teacher reading the dialog. Fill
in the blank with the given words below.
Dialogue 1Father: (1)? Dian: Of course. Here you are.Father:
Thank you.Dian: Youre welcome.
Dialogue 2Jenny: (2)Robert: Certainly. Where is it?Jenny: Here
you are. Thanks a lot.Robert: Dont mention it.
a. What can I do for you?b. Can you pick me the newspaper?c.
Will you take my cat to the animal clinic?
IV. Ask for some help friends for the following situations. 1.
You ask your friend to speak louder because you cannot hear him.2.
You ask your brother to clean your car.3. You ask someone to take
your luggage.4. You ask your sister to accompany you to the
Matahari Department store.5. You ask someone to move a
V. Listen to the tape or your teacher reading the dialog. Fill
in the blank with the given words below.
a. you are rightb. Im sorry but I have to disagreec. Nod. No,
thats surely wronge. Ok. You are right
Dialogue 1Diana: Dont you think that insects cause more problems
to use.Andre: (1). Not all insects cause problems. Many are
useful.Diana: How can you say that, Andre.Andre: Bees, for an
example, give us honey. Remember, Diana? Diana: (2), Andre.
Dialogue 2Sari: I believe Jakarta is hotter than Pontianak.Firdaus:
(3), Sari. Pontianak is closer to the equator. Sari: (4), Firdaus.
And I am sure Pontianak is more humid, too.Firdaus: (5) on your
VI. Give your response to the following statements.1. Jakarta is
the capital city of Indonesia.2. Students like to read novels
rather that scientific books. 3. The boys can wear long hair for
the schools in Indonesia. 4. We dont cheat on our tests of all
kinds. 5. We dont have to keep our room clean.
VII. Listen the following sentences from the tape of your
teacher. Then choose one of the following statements to respond
1. What is your opinion about using internet? 2. What do you
think about our new friend, Rini?3. What do you think about the
story?4. Do you have an opinion on the Aceh tragedy? 5. What do you
thing about symphony orchestra?a. I think its terrible because it
can be dangerous to humans too.b. I think she is so beautifulc. Im
sorry I havent read itd. I dont know. I hardly ever listen to
symphony orchestrae. I think the internet is very useful
VIII. Complete the following dialogues. Then give your opinion
on those dialogues.
1. Ade: Do you think it is going to rain? You: .2. Ayu: Wed
better go home now. I dont the rain will stop soon. You: .3. Ida: I
think we are having a long rainy season this year. You: .4. Adi: I
think every student wants to pass the examination. You: .5. Ani: I
think students like good teachers. You: