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Expressing Opinion

04 Feb

Pernahkah kalian meminta pendapat pada orang lain? atau mengemukakan pendapat? Tentu pernah,kan? Misalnya kalian ingin tahu pendapat tentang  tingkat polusi yang ada di kota –kota besar di Indonesia, tentang pertumbuhan penduduk di Indonesia, tentang acara –acara televise kita sekarang, tentang hobi , tentang kenakalan remaja zaman ini , tentang harga bahan makan yang terus naik dan sebagainya. Biasanya ungkapannya banyak digunakan dalam diskusi atau obrolan santai dengan sahabat. Lalu bagaimana cara meminta pendapat atau mengemukakan pendapat dalam bahasa Ingris?

As far as I am concerned, …

How to ask for an opinion and Giving opinions?

Inilah table beberapa ungkapan yang biasanya digunakan untuk meminta pendapat  ( Asking for Opinion) dan mengemukakan pendapat (Giving Opinion)

 ASKING FOR  OPINIONS

 GIVING OPINIONS

What`s your opinion about…?

I think…

What is your opinion of … ?

In my opinion, …

Would you give me your opinion on…?

I strongly believe  that …

What is your position on …?

I firmly believe that …

What are your views on…?

As far as I am concerned, …

What do you think of (about)  …?

It`s quite clear that …

I`d like to hear your views on …

To my mind,  …

Do you have any idea?

It seems to me that ….

I wonder if you`d like to comment, Miss. Tantri?

I`m certain that …

Where do you stand on this issue?

As I see it,   ….

 

From my point of view, …

In my perspective, …

I suppose …

 

 

Amati beberapa contoh  penggunaan ungkapan diatas.

 

Utama What`s your opinion about pollution in our town?  

( Apa pendapatmu tentang polusi  di kota kita?)

 

 

In my opinion pollution in our town  is very high. It endangers our health.

 

 

What do you think of  Jakarta population?

(Apa pendapatmu tentang populasi Jakarta?)

 

 

Well, as far as I am concerned Jakarta is really densely populated.

 

 

Where do you stand on this issue?

 

In my perspective, Mrs. Emil is right. Sex education should be introduced to the teens from now on.

 

 

I wonder if you`d like to comment, Miss. Tantri? I strongly believe  that our television programs contribute so much on this matter.

 

 

I`d like to hear your views on juvenile delinquency. I suppose it is manly brought about by the education and poverty in the soceity. Therefore …

 

 

 

Conversation

Expressing opinions

Onny : What do you think of  banning the manufacture and the sale of cigarette in our

            country? The government should do everything to discourage people from   

             smoking.

Yitno : I see your point. But most of cigarette companies will be bankrupt, then. 

            In my perspective, you can`t suddenly make smoking illegal. However

            government can start by prohibiting smoking in public places like in offices,

            on trains and buses.

Onny : Yes. I suppose you`re right. It is very unpleasant to sit next to someone

            smoking on  buses.

 

 

Note

Gunakan ugkapan-ungkapan dalam table diatas  secara bijak. Jangan terlalu sering menggunakan salah satu ungkapan saja. Misalnya, setiap kalian memberikan pendapat, selalu mengatakan ` I think … `. Dan itu kalian lakukan berkali-kali. Tentu itu tidak dianjurkan! Kenapa? Karena overuse penggunaan salah satu ungkapan akan membuat pendengar bisa jadi bosan. Variasikan dengan menggunakan ungkapan-ungkapan yang lain. Okay?

 


Selamat belajar! Good luck!

 

 

 

 

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