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1. Answer the questions in a most logical way.

2. Mark the verb in each list that does not make a word combination with the noun on the right. The first one has been done as an example.

2.1. Complete the sentences using the correct form of verbs from the Vocabulary exercise.

Asking for and giving opinions, agreeing and disagreeing

1 Look at the following phrases for giving strong opinions. Can you add any phrases for giving neutral or weak opinions?

I’m (absolutely) sure/ convinced /positive that …

I have absolutely no doubt that …

I strongly believe that …

I definitely think that …

I really do think that …

It’s obvious that …

Clearly/ Obviously …

2 The following phrases are used to ask for opinions. Which of them show that the speaker has a different opinion?

Do you really think /believe that …?

What’s your view on …?

Do you think I believe I consider that …?

Don’t you think that …?

What do you think about …?

I’d like to hear what you think about …

Are you absolutely sure/convinced/positive that …?

3 The phrases below are used for weak or tentative agreement. Can you add any phrases for strong agreement?

You may / might I could be right, but …       

I agree with you, but …

I agree up to a point.                               

I agree to a certain extent.

4 Mark the phrases for disagreeing — S if they disagree strongly, and W if the disagreement is weak or neutral.

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