Discussion Skills. For the 2 nd semester. Discussion Skills 1. How to express opinions agreement and disagreement. Express Opinions Agree/ disagree Expand discussions. 1.Express Opinions. (Personally), I think …+[opinion] I feel that … My feeling is that … It seems to me …
For the 2nd semester
How to express opinions
agreement and disagreement
A: [opinion expression] + [opinion]
A: "Because +
[reason] + [signal (e.g., How about you?)]"
B: Agree (then say, "Let's go to the next one.") or Disagree (then return to Line 1)
How to ask for and give an opinion
1. How to ask for more detailed information
2. How to ask for clarification
3. How to give clarification
What do you mean by …?
Hold on, do you mean …?
Just a second, do you mean …?
Doesn't that mean the same as …?
Sorry to interrupt, but what does … mean?
When you say…,do you mean….?
You said …, what do you mean?
When you say…, are you thinking …?
How to rephrase
How to generalize
How to interrupt
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