Wednesday, November 27, 2013


A. Asking for Opinion
Formal :
  • Have you got any comments on …..
  • Do you have any idea?
  • Do you have any opinion on ……
  • Would you give me your opinion on……….?
  • What is your reaction to ….
  • What is your opinion about……….?
  • What are you feeling about………….?
  • What are your views on……….?
  • Please give me your frank opinion?
  • What do you think of…….?
  •  What do you think about………?
  •  What is your opinion?
  • Why do they behave like that?
  • Do you think it’s going?
  • How do you like?
  • How was the trip?
  • How do you think of Rina’s idea ?
B. Giving Opinion
  •   I think I like it.
  •   I don’t think I care for it.
  •   I think it’s good/nice/terrific……..
  •   I think that awful/not nice/terrible…………
  •   I don’t think much of it.
  •   I think that……..
  •   In my opinion, I would rather……….
  •   In my case …..
  •   What I’m more concerned with ….
  •   What I have in my mind is………
  •   From my point of view ….
Dialog Examples:
Dialog 1
Mr. Zoe  :  What do you think of my new house?
Shane     :  It is beautiful. I think. Oh you have many novels in your new house.
Mr. Zoe  :  Yeah, some. I like Andrea Hirata’s novels.
Shane     :  How do you feel about Andrea Hirata’s novels ?
Mr. Zoe  :  I feel they are great novels.
Shane     :  Yes, you are right. I think it is going to rain.
Mr. Zoe  : I don’t think so. Look outside at the sky! It’s so clear. No clouds there.
Shane     : But I watched the weather forecast yesterday. It said that today is going
to rain. OK Mr. Zoe see you.


Tuesday, November 26, 2013


These are other expressions or phrases which are commonly spoken to ask for and, in return, give direction in Enlish. How an Englishman looks like to speak when they ask for certain direction; asking how to get the post office, bank, hospital, tourism object, etc. The expression can one or ones of them below:
" How can I go to cinema?"
" Where is the nearest bank"
"Could you show me how to get the bus station?"
" Is it the right way to go to University?"
You can answer with the following expression. This expressions in "giving direction" are
very useful
Expreesion for "Go for five blocks/After three blocks"
"After you turn right, go for five blocks and turn left. It will be right around the corner."
"After three blocks, turn left. You will see it on your right hand side."
"Go for four blocks and then turn right."
Expression for "Across the street from/Directly across"
"It's across the street from the library."
"It's directly across from Taco Bell."
"Go for three blocks, turn left at the next light. You'll see it across the street from McDonalds."
"Go down the street. You'll see it directly across from the gas station."
Expression for "Go for 2 miles"
"It's pretty far from here. Go on Washington Street for about 2 miles. You'll see it next to a school."
"Turn right at the stop sign and go straight for a couple of miles. At 112th turn left. You'll see it on your right hand side."
"Go straight on this street for about 3 miles. You'll see it next to Wendy's."

Jumble Sentences Exercise

Tuesday, November 27, 2012


    Would you like to come at my place this evening?
    Will you join us?
    Are you free next Thursday?
    Are you doing anything next weekend?
    Would you like to come at my place this evening?
    Would you be interested in coming to the cinema with me tonight?
    I wonder whether you would come on a picnic with us next week.

    Thank you.
    Yes, I’d love to.
    Yes, with pleasure.
    That’s would be great fun.
    That's very kind of you.
    That sounds good / lovely.
     What a great idea.   

    I’m sorry. I can’t
    I'd love to but I'm afraid I can't
    I’ve got another appointment.
    That's very kind of you, but I’ve lots of work to do.
    I'm really sorry, but I've got something else to do.


Dialog 1 (between two workers)

Ann    : Bob and I are having a little get-together at our place tonight. Wanna pop
                  over after work?
Jim    : Sure, why not? What time do you want me to be there?
Anna    : Around 6. Want me to bring something?
Jim    : No. Just bring yourself

Dialog 2 ( between 2 friends)

Sam    : Wanna come over for a quick meal tonight?
Tom    : Tonight’s no good. I have a date. Can I take a raincheck?
Sam    : Ok. No problem. Enjoy your evening!
Tom    : You too

Dialog 3 ( a parent is making an invitation to her son’s teacher)

Jan    : Mr, Brown, my husband and I were just wondering if you would like to
                  come over for dinner this evening.
Brown    : Oh, thank you! I’d be delighted to.
Jan    : Great! Could you come over at around 6?
Brown    : Sure. Do I need to bring anything?
Jan    : No, but thanks for asking.
Brown    : Ok. See you this evening then

Dialog 4 ( a parent is making an invitation to her son’s teacher)

 Jan    : Mr. Brown, my husband and I were just wondering if you would like to
                  come over for dinner this evening.
Brown    : Well, I’d love to, but I have another appointment tonight.
Jan    : Oh, that’s too bad. Well Maybe next time then.
Brown    : Yeah! Thank you for asking. Enjoy your evening!