Ticket to English 1 Unit 1 Education
· Boarding school
· Sports fields
· Multimedia room
· Islamic studies
· Physical education
· Foreign languages
· Civic education
· Scientific experiments
· Homework -assignment
· Break time
· Oral presentations
· Extra activities
· Open days
· Field trips
· Desks and tables
· Maps and posters
· Overhead projectors
· Video players
· Smart Phones
· TV set
· Laptops and desktops
· Internet connection
2- Functions / communication asking for and expressing opinion
A- Asking about opinions
- What do you think about….
- In your opinion, …?
- What’s your opinion….?
- Do you have any particular views on …?
- Are you for or against…..?
- Do you think that …..?
- If I asked your opinion about …………, what would you say?
- Would I be right in saying …?
- How do you feel about …?
- Do you share the view that …?
- Please tell me your opinion on …
- Would you agree that …?
- I think/ guess/ believe ..…
- As far as I am concerned, …
- To my mind, …
- According to me, …
- Some people may disagree with me, but …
- As I see it, …
- It seems to me that…
- In my point of view / my opinion,…
- From my point of view…
- To the best of my knowledge, …
- To my mind / To my way of thinking, …
- I am of the opinion that…
- I have come to the conclusion that …
- Personally speaking / Speaking for myself, …
- I’m no expert (on this), but …
- I take the view that. ..
- My personal view is that…
- In my experience…
- As far as I understand / can see/see it,…
- I agree with you / I do agree you’re definitely right.
- I share the same view
- I couldn’t agree more.
- We seem to be on the same wavelength.
- It’s so nice to meet someone who thinks that way too.
- That is logical.
- I can’t argue with that.
- (I have) No doubt about it.
- That is a more convincing argument, I must admit.
- That’s a good point.
- I see your point.
- (That) makes sense (to me).
- I’m afraid. I can’t agree with you.
- No way.
- I disagree with you.
- I don’t agree with you.
- That’s not always true.
- You could be right, but…
- It’s hard to argue with that, but…
- I’m not sure I agree with you
- I think you’re wrong
- I can see a hole in that argument.
- That’s not the way I see it.
- Sorry, but I am not convinced.
- It is quite old-fashioned to say that.
Alex: What do you think about single-sex schools, Suzy?
Suzy: Well, I think that they will perform better in mixed schools
Alex: I do not share the same point of view.
Bob: Any initial thoughts on studying English at university?
Quinn: That sounds a good idea.
3 – Grammar: The Simple Past Tense
Grammar: Reflexive Pronouns
Reflexive pronouns are words that finish with either -self or -selves. They are used when the subject and the object of a sentence are the same.
- You (singular)
- You (plural)
– Tom thinks of himself
– I did the exercise myself. No one helped me.
– Bob and Quinn blamed themselves for the accident.
reflexive pronouns cannot be used after Feel, relax, concentrate, meet.
Tom is upset, he can’t relax (not relax himself)
I need to concentrate (not concentrate myself)
4- Writing: Paragraph
A good paragraph should have these elements:
- A topic sentence
- Supporting sentences
- Concluding sentence
- Linking words (and, also, Furthermore, because, first, finally, to sum up, etc)
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