Discussion Education – Decide your point of view and make notes to defend why

  1. Performance enhancing drugs should be allowed at schools.
  2. All students should be required to take cooking class.
  3. Volunteering in the community should be a school requirement.
  4. Teachers should be replaced by computers.
  5. Children should not be allowed access to the internet during school.

Use the expressions to respond.

Giving your opinion

To my mind, …                                  As far as I am concerned, …               Personally, …

From my point of view, …                  My view / opinion / belief / impression / conviction is that …

I hold the view that …                        I have no doubt that …

It goes without saying that …

Showing disagreement

I don’t think that’s quite right.              I don’t agree with what you say.

I am afraid that is not quite true.         I take a different view.

I don’t share his/her/your view.           This argument does not hold water.
Not at all!                                            Nonsense!                                            Rubbish!

Agreeing

I (totally) agree with you / that…          I couldn’t agree more.

I’d go along with that.                           I feel the same.

You’re absolutely right.                         Absolutely / Definitely / Exactly.

No doubt about it.                                 That’s a good point. / I see your point.

I see where you’re coming from.

Asking for opinion

What do you think/reckon?                 Do you see what I’m getting at?

Do you know/see what I mean?         Do you agree with me?     Would you go along with that?            Would you agree with me that …?

What are your thoughts on that?         Don’t you think (that) …?

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