Minggu, 03 Juli 2011

Asking for and showing certainty; expressing and responding to doubt; asking for repetition and expressing surprise

The following are some  examples of expressions for showing certainty and doubt.
Certainty:
1. I’m sure about it.
2. I’m quite sure that he told the truth.
3. I’m absolutely sure about the news.
4. I’m no doubt about it.
5. I’m absolutely certain that he told the truth.
6. I’m sure/certain about …..
7. I’ve no doubt about ……
8. I’m sure/certain about …..
9. I’ve no doubt about ……

Doubt:
1. Sorry, I’m not sure about it.
2. I’m not really sure that he told the truth.
3. I’m not really sure about it.
4. I’m not too sure about the news.

Responses to expressions of doubt which show
concern as well:

1. I think you don’t need to be worried about it.
2. Everything will be fine.
3. It’s all going to be okay.
4. Don’t be worried too much. Next time better.


Repetition:
I am sorry. What did you say?
I am sorry. Would you repeat what you just said?
I am sorry. Would you mind repeating what you just said?
What?. Could you repeat what you just said?

Surprises:
1. What a diligent student she is!
2. How diligent she is!
3. What a big surprise!
4. How surprising it is!

Give responses orally to the following situations as requested.
a. Hi guys. I have good news. We are going to have an English native speaker next week.
    1) What will you say if you are not sure you are going to have an English native speaker next week?
        Your response: ……………………
    2) What will you say if you want to check whether your friend is sure about it?
        Your response: …………………………
    3) What will you say if you are surprised of the good news?
        Your response: ………………………………
    4) What will you say if you want the speaker repeat what he has just said?
        You response : ………………………….
b. Your classmate says: “You know what? Next Wednesday is Satriyo’s birthday. He will treat us all.”
    1) What will you say if you are doubtful that Satriyo will treat you?
         Your response:………………………………
    2) What will you say if you want to ask whether your classmate is sure that next Wednesday is Satriyo’s 
         birthday party?
         Your response: …………………………..
    3) What will you say if you are surprised of the news?
         Your response: ……………………….
c. One of your classmates says to you, “Are you sure that there will be an English quiz?”
    1) What will you say if you are not sure?
         Your response: ……………………………
    2) What will you say if you are sure?
         Your response: ………………………………
    3) What will you say if you did not hear clearly what the speaker just said?
         Your response : ……………………………
d. Another classmate says to you, “Are you certain that there will be an English speech contest at our
    school?”
    1) What will you say if you are not certain?
         Your response: ……………………………………
    2) What will you say if you are certain?
         Your response: ………………………….
e. Andi, one of your classmates who is sick, says to you, “I am not sure that I will join the study tour to Bali,
    next week. I might not get well by the time.”
    1) What will you say if you have to respond to the statement of doubt and show your concern as well?
         Your response: …………..
    2) What will you say if you are certain that he will get well soon and join the study tour?
         Your response: …………….

EVALUATION :
What would you most probably say in each of the following situations?
1. Budi has been in the hospital for three days. The doctor said that he is getting much better now.
2. Taufik Hidayat, one of our best badminton players, has been preparing himself very well for the Thomas
    cup final match against China. He is scheduled to play Lin Dan in the first party.
3. Anton breaks promises very often. He said that he is going to pick you up for school tomorrow.
4. You have just seen a very touching film and unconsciously got your eyes wet.You tell your friend about it.
5. The sun is shining very brightly on Monday morning after three rainy days.
    You are much exited and have decided to take a walk.
6. You could not hear what your teacher has just said because the class has been very noisy.
    One of your English pen pals friends has written a letter telling that she/he is visiting your town with his
     family.

Tell one of your classmates about that and the following points.
1. you are surprised that he/she will finally see you soon in your home town.
2. promise that you will take him/her to some interesting places in your town.
3. you are sure he/she will have good time in your town.

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