ESOL Sd/L1.2a Express views and opinions
Speaking > Engage in discussion > Sd/L1.2: make contributions relevant to the situation and the subject
Sd/L1.2a: Express views and opinions
- Use a range of lexical phrases to introduce an opinion and express a range of ideas within an opinion Example: Obligation: I really feel that he ought to see a doctor. Possibility and probability: I do think that, if you ring him, he'll be okay about it. Hypothetical meaning: I honestly believe that, if they had enough money, they'd go.
- Use grammar suitable for the level
- Elaborate on and justify an opinion, with examples as appropriate, and incorporate this within a wider interaction
- Recognise that conventions for giving opinions can vary across cultures, e.g. it is not always dependent on giving examples to back up an opinion
Source: Adult ESOL Core Curriculum, DfES (2001): https://www.excellencegateway.org.uk/content/etf1194