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I In facts,

II In opinions,

A the sentence begins with certain verbs, such as “think,” “imagine,” “agree,” and “believe.”

B it is possible to check whether what is being said is true.

C the author mentions how he/she felt when reading the text or expresses his/her desires.

2. Which statement is fact or opinion? In your notebook, write the correct combination of numbers−letters to match the right information.

I Fact

II Opinion

A It is something that is true about a subject and can either be tested or proven.

B It is what somebody thinks about that subject.

3. Read the following expressions. In your notebook, write the correct combination of numbers−letters to identify if they express feelings or opinions.

I Feelings

II Opinions

A From my point of view...

B I agree...

C I am happy...

D I believe...

E I don’t like...

F I guess...

G I think...

H I was amazed...

I I was shocked...

J In my opinion...

K In my view...

L It is disgusting...

M It made me feel...

N It made me sad...

4. Take a look at the following sentences taken from the text “Teen Magazines Lack Substance” and choose the correct alternatives. Answer in your notebook.

“I agree with Natascia L.”

“I think that if we had a magazine that talked about actual news, it would sell.”

a) “think” and “agree” were used to express opinion.

b) “think” and “agree” referred to an action in progress or temporary situations.

c) verbs of opinion are usually used in the simple form (not in the continuous form).

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5. Which options complete the rules? Write the answers in your notebook.

Verbs that express A (opinion/action) are called “stative verbs.” Some verbs in this group include imagine, remember, believe, doubt, know, understand, like, love, dislike, guess, realize. They B (are/are not) usually used in the continuous form.

6. Replace the letters with the appropriate form of the verbs to complete the sentences. Answer in your notebook.

a) Mission Viejo

Everyone A (agree) on the fact that education is important. The Cal State system B (plan) to freeze spring 2013 enrollment, and more cuts will happen if voters reject the proposed initiative to raise taxes. Obviously, the Cal State system C (try) to push voters to help fund education, but is this really the best idea?

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b) I am 20 years old and have recently started to be disgusted with what I D (see) on the covers of the teen magazines at the grocery checkout. Did I really read that crap when I was 15? Yep, I sure did. Now that I’ve grown up a bit, I E (realize) that these teen magazines are ridiculous. Anyways, I F (think) what your magazine G (do) is great. It’s real, honest and integral.

Natalie S.

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7. Do you agree with Natalie S.’s opinion about teen magazines? Do you read this kind of magazine? Why (not)?


Planejar o que se vai falar pode ajudar na organização do pensamento antes da fala.

Useful language

• I believe…

• I think…

• I agree that…

• In my opinion, …

• I don’t like…

8. Read the following excerpts from a magazine. Work in pairs and prepare a 1 or 2-minute presentation giving your opinion on one of the subjects.


Death of the Classroom: The New Wave of Online Education

By Faze Staff

Picture a society where learning can happen at any time, in any place and can be completed without ever going to class. This could be the new wave of education and the Internet technology now exists to support such a system. […]

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Is Wrestling a Sport?

By Faze Staff

Blood, broken bones, lies, conspiracy, vulgar language and half naked women. You guessed it, pro-wrestling. In the “old days” wrestling was merely a way of saying, “I’m stronger than you”. Now, some call it a soap opera for guys, some call it entertainment and others call it crap. But can we call it a sport? […]

Available at . Accessed on April 13, 2016.

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Vocabulary corner

Take a look at the back of a typical digital camera. In your notebook, write the correct combination of numbers–letters to relate the parts of the camera to their functions.

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