Ứng dụng Collocation vào Speaking – Unit 33: Talking about beliefs and opinions

(Nguồn: English Collocations In Use Intermediate)

Trong đời sống hàng ngày, mỗi chúng ta thường xuyên phải đưa ra quan điểm của mình. Nhưng liệu rằng các bạn đã biết hết những cách diễn đạt hay khi đưa ra ý kiến của mình chưa? Ngoài “I agree” ra thì bạn biết có cách diễn đạt nào để đồng ý với ý kiến của người khác không?

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A. Speaking about beliefs and opinions

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1. I firmly believe that young people should have the right to vote at 16.

2. I share your opinion on the issue of hunting. I’m a great believer in animals’ rights.

3. Contrary to popular belief , it is not true that blondes are dumb.

4. We have reason to believe that you witnessed the accident.

5. We are poles apart in our attitudes to life.

6. It’s a matter of opinion whether men are better drivers than women.

7. I had a difference of opinion with my brother.

8. I’ve got a sneaking suspicion you may be right.

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B. More formal ways of discussing beliefs 

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Look at this extract from a student essay and notice the collocations referring to beliefs.

The writer seems to make assumptions based on an unshakeable belief in the superiority of her own value system. She seems to be unaware of the extent to which her own set of beliefs has coloured her judgement. Her research leads her to conclude that military action was justified. However, her evidence is based on one single document and attaches too much importance to this. I do not trust her judgement. Moreover, other documents cast doubt on her conclusions. Opinions on the issue are divided and my own considered opinion is that the writer is not to be trusted. I have serious misgivings about her research and I have doubts about the accuracy of some of her facts.

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C. Some error warnings

The expressions in this table are collocations that learners often have difficulty with.

CollocationComment
I hope you’ll come to my party. NOT wish 
They’ve given up hope of any survivors. NOT the hope
We need to think hard about this problem. NOT consider hard – could be consider this problem carefully
I wish they would just leave me aloneNOT let
Many people hold the view/opinion that … NOT meaning
He has strong opinions on many subjects.NOT heavy or big

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D. Exercise

Bài 1: Nhìn vào phần A. Điền collocations thích hợp vào chỗ trống để hoàn thành những lá thư sau cho một tờ báo.

Sir/Madam, I (1)__________the opinion of your correspondent that the EU has brought peace to Europe, but I cannot agree that a single currency for all of Europe is necessary. It is a (2)__________of opinion whether economic stability can be maintained with one currency, and there is (3)__________ to believe that some European economies were more stable before they joined the euro. Yours, L. KnightSir/Madam, According to popular (4) __________ the war between Gronbia and Karzkut started with a (5) __________ of opinion over how best to preserve the beautiful mountain environment on both sides of the border between them. The two countries were apparently (6) __________ apart on how to approach the issue, and war resulted. If this is indeed true, how stupid can human beings become? Yours sincerely, B. StephensonSir/Madam, While I (7)__________ believe in the right of everyone to own a car, I am also a great (8) __________ in keeping fit and healthy. The government tells us we must take exercise, but I have a (9)__________ suspicion that they are afraid of saying we should sell our cars because they would lose billions in road taxes. Yours, S. Adams

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Bài 2: Sửa 7 lỗi sai liên quan đến collocation trong đoạn văn sau

I wish we can solve a big problem we have regarding our student committee. Opinions are separated about how to approach the issue and, naturally, some members have very heavy opinions. Some of their views are based on their unstirred belief that they are always right and that no one can challenge their group of beliefs. My own thoughtful opinion is that we should have new elections, but I know that others have quite a different meaning.

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Bài 3: Điền những động từ sau đây vào chỗ trống thích hợp (có 1 động từ được sử dụng 2 lần)

cast             colour            attach   

make            have            trust

1. assumptions
2. somebody’s judgement
3. somebody’s judgement
4. importance to
5. doubt on
6. serious misgivings
7. doubts

Bài 4 : Điền những từ sau đây vào chỗ trống thích hợp để được một collocation hoàn chỉnh

apart      belief       believe             hard

opinions             suspicion       doubt            

1. poles
2. sneaking
3. strong
4. popular
5. cast
6. firmly
7. think

Điểm số của bạn là % – đúng / câu

E. Practice

Part 2

Describe a time when you changed your opinion

You should say:  

– what the original opinion was  

– why you changed it  

– when it was  

– and how you felt about it.

(*) Cố gắng sử dụng 1 số collocations Gợi ý để hình thành câu trả lời. Lưu ý là bạn KHÔNG cần dùng tất cả collocations này trong câu trả lời của mình, chỉ cần chọn ra 1 vài collocations hữu ích.

evidence is based on, firmly believe, share your opinion on sth, popular belief, have reason to believe, poles apart, a matter of opinion, difference of opinion, think hard, consider carefully, hold the view/opinion, have strong opinions

Part 3

1. Do children like to change their opinion?

firmly believe, popular belief, have reason to believe, a matter of opinion, difference of opinion, think hard, consider carefully, hold the view/opinion, have strong opinions, considered opinion

2. Why do people change their opinions?

trust sb’s judgement, firmly believe, popular belief, have reason to believe, a matter of opinion, difference of opinion, think hard, consider carefully, hold the view/opinion, have strong opinions, attach importance to sth

3. Who do young people turn to for advice?

have serious misgivings about, firmly believe, popular belief, have reason to believe, a matter of opinion, difference of opinion, think hard, consider carefully, hold the view/opinion, have strong opinions, have doubts

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