Hello everyone, my name is Emma, and in today's lesson we are going to look at ways to give your opinion.
So this video is very useful for anyone who will be writing the IELTS exam, the TOEFL exam,
as well as anyone who wants to become a better speaker or a better writer.
Okay? So in this video we will first look at some common expressions we use to give our opinion,
and we will look at ways to strengthen these expressions to make them stronger
and to show that we feel very strongly or not so strong about something.
Okay, so let's begin, so I have here the most common way to give your opinion: "I think..."
So why do I have an "x" here?
Well the problem is students overuse "I think..." "I think this, I think that, I think this, I think that", it gets very boring.
问题是学生们会过度使用"I think..."，无论什么都是用"I think..."来表达，这非常单调。
And so if you're doing the TOEFL or the IELTS,
the problem with using "I think..." is you're going to get a lower mark because that's considered basic English usage.
So in order to get a higher mark or if you're just interested in becoming a better speaker or writer,
I've listed some expressions that will really help aid you in expressing your opinion.
So let's look at some other expressions you can use, and these all pretty much mean "I think..."
So the first expression: "As far as I'm concerned," okay?
第一个短语是"As far as I'm concerned,"。
"As far as I'm concerned,...", okay, one question you often get on IELTS, on TOEFL is:
"As far as I'm concerned,..."要怎么用呢，雅思或托福考试中经常会出现的一道题是：
"Should boys and girls go to the same school or should they go to different schools?"
"Should boys and girls go to the same school or should they go to different schools?"（男生和女生应该去同一所学校读书，还是应该去不同的学校？）
What I could say or I could write: "As far as I'm concerned, boys and girls should go to separate schools."
我可以说或者可以写："As far as I'm concerned, boys and girls should go to separate schools."（就我认为，男生和女生应该去不同的学校。）