Dictate these indirect questions to the class, then discuss them as a group:

 

  1. I was wondering if you could share your opinion on how the government has handled the COVID-19 epidemic?
  2. We’d like to know if you have a strong opinion on how to decrease youth unemployment?
  3. Can you tell us what your view on renewable energy resources is?
  4. Do you have any idea of what government grants are available to study languages abroad?
  5. Do you happen to know the best way to practice your English and enhance your level?
  6. Could you let us know if you could come up with a way to solve any of the global conflicts currently causing havoc in the world?

 

Discuss the different topics in groups and express your opinions in a formal and polite way.

 

Personal opinion Impersonal opinion
As far as I’m concerned…

I would say…

It seems to me…

From my point of view…

The way I see it…

I am of the opinion that…

I hold the view…

I have reason to believe…

It is often said…

It is widely known…

It is generally believed…

It is usually considered…

It is normally stated…

It is frequently thought…

 

Use both personal and impersonal opinions to develop your argument.

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