Speaking I Notes 12.12.2011

13 Dec

Expressing Opinions

Useful Phrases:

  • I agree/I disagree…
  • I believe [that]….
  • I think [that]…
  • In my opinion…
  • On the one hand…but on the other hand…


image                                            Love           Like             Dislike          Hate

  • I love…/I like…/I dislike (don’t like)…/I hate


  1. I believe in love at first sight.
  2. I hate crowded places.
  3. I enjoy being alone.
  4. I dislike travelling.
  5. I love adventure.
  6. I think Solo is a nice place to live.
  7. I like trying new things.
  8. I believe art is more important than sports.
  9. I don’t like learning about history.
  10. I think the future is more important than the past.
  11. I hate it when people tell me what to do.
  12. I like reading English more than speaking English.
  13. I do not enjoy staying up late.
  14. I think Indonesia is better than Malaysia.
  15. I want happiness more than I want money.


  • I like/enjoy Indonesian culture very much.
  • Not: I very like/enjoy Indonesian culture.

Health is a noun. Healthy is an adjective.

  • Sports are more important than art because they’re good for our health.
  • Not: Sports are more important because they’re good for our healthy.

Bored only refers to people. Boring refers to objects.

  • I dislike history because it is boring.
  • Not:  I dislike history because it is bored.

Articles are important!

  • Bali is a beautiful place to visit.
  • Hiking is a great activity.



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