Bahasa Inggris SMA Opinion
In your everyday life you often find people requesting many things from you. You might agree or refuse other people’s requests. Therefore, you should know how to grant requests. Do you know how to do it very well?
In the dialogue between Ayu and Palupi you find the following expressions:
Ayu : Will you tell me about it?
Palupi : Sure, I will.
Ayu : Let’s try to make lepat sometimes.
Palupi : OK.
Sure, I will and OK are expressions to grant a request.
Here are other expressions that you can use:
• Right away.
• Of course.
Asking for opinion
• What do you think of …?
• What are your views?
• What is your opinion?
• Is it right what I’ve done?
• What about …?
• How about …
• I’m convinced that ….
• I reckon ….
• I consider that ….
• According to the expert, I ….
• In my opinion, .…
• I think ….
• I’m satisfied with ….
• I’m satisfied at ….
• I’m glad with what you’ve done.
• It’s really satisfying.
• Everything was satisfying.
• I’m not satisfied with ….
• It isn’t very nice.
• It’s really not good enough.
• I’m dissatisfied by ….
• It’s dissatisfying.
• Less Formal
• Oh no.
With a partner make dialogues based on the following situations. Use the expressions you have learnt.
1. You are embarrassed to tell your problem to your parents. On the other hand, your friend has got a good experience with the same problem.
2. Your friend achieved or gained what he/she had done well before, but you didn’t although you had done as well as he/she did.
Complete the following dialogues with appropriate expressions and act them out.
Mrs Naning and her husband are talking about their son, Budi in the living room.
Mrs Naning : Budi’s teacher told me that Budi had been absent for 3 days without information 1 ? Frankly, I am embarrassed and confused.
Husband : 2 we should ask him then.
Mrs Naning : Yeah. I am with you. But don’t be angry with him. Just ask him and why he didn’t go to school for 3 days and where he went.
Husband : Okay then.
Mrs Vira Kolopaking, an English teacher is happy when her students passed the national examination. The principal invited her to his office congratulate on her.
Principal : Good morning, Mrs Vira. Please have a seat.
Mrs Vira : Good morning, Sir. Thank you.
Principal : I actually want to say “Congratulations” for your serious effort. Our students got satisfying marks in English.
Mrs Vira : Thank you. Err … I am really 3 with what they have done. They answered 40 questions well. So that none failed in their English exams. What about another subject?
Principal : Mm…. Five students failed on their mathematics test. I am worried. Their parents will express 4 because of their children’s failure. Probably they will not trust our school anymore. But according to the mathematics teacher, the students never followed the enrichment programmed at school seriously. They were often absent.
Mrs Vira : I think that is the risk. They 5 with what they have done.