Giving your Opinion

One of my pupils was asking how to give their opinion in English today,

so here are some useful phrases:

Personal Point of View

We use these words and phrases to express a personal point of view:

  • In my experience…
  • As far as I’m concerned…
  • Speaking for myself…
  • In my opinion…
  • Personally, I think…
  • I’d say that…
  • I’d suggest that…
  • I’d like to point out that…
  • I believe that…
  • What I mean is…

General Point of View

We use these words and phrases to express a point of view that is generally thought by people:

  • It is thought that…
  • Some people say that…
  • It is considered…
  • It is generally accepted that…

Agreeing with an opinion

We use these words and phrases to agree with someone else’s point of view:

  • Of course.
  • You’re absolutely right.
  • Yes, I agree.
  • I think so too.
  • That’s a good point.
  • Exactly.
  • I don’t think so either.
  • So do I.
  • I’d go along with that.
  • That’s true.
  • Neither do I.
  • I agree with you entirely.
  • That’s just what I was thinking.
  • I couldn’t agree more.

Disagreeing with an opinion

We use these words and phrases to disagree with someone else’s point of view:

  • That’s different.
  • I don’t agree with you.
  • However…
  • That’s not entirely true.
  • On the contrary…
  • I’m sorry to disagree with you, but…
  • Yes, but don’t you think…
  • That’s not the same thing at all.
  • I’m afraid I have to disagree.
  • I’m not so sure about that.
  • I must take issue with you on that.
  • It’s unjustifiable to say that…

You don’t have to remember them all!

Now for some practice:

What do you think of saying the pledge of allegiance every day?

Would you like to wear a school uniform?

Do you think homework is a good or bad idea?

I’m looking forward to hearing your opinion 🙂

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