The following ESL resources are available for Opinions:
Twelve topical / controversial subjects on slips that can be cut up and drawn out of a hat etc.
Cut up roles and students choose at random. Groups of 5 - 10.
Tell them they are in a balloon which is sinking. Only a certain number (decide) can stay on board. The others have to go. Students have to justify their places in the ballon
Six crime cases. Student's take it in turns to read out their case. The group must decide on sentences for each case in turn.
Can also be used to practice criticism, should have etc.
BBC Talking Business: meetings
(148)Short audio passage (RealPlayer) + language input. Divided into six topics: agenda; interruptions; agreeing / disagreeing; AOB; language expert; challenge (quiz)
General English course books (adults)
Unit 2 Taste Page 17 A taste for travel Four speakers talk about food in countries they have visited.
Language for expressing enthusiasm and reservations
Unit 2 Taste Page 23 In good taste Students discuss list of different kinds of public behaviour
Unit 2 Taste Pages 22 - 23 A question of taste Four native speakers discuss good taste
Peter Moore Sarah Cunningham
Unit 2 Taste Page 23 Letter to a newspaper Students read a letter to a newspaper in which a woman gives a strong opinion on young people's fashions, and write a reply.
Unit 5 Ritual Page 55 writing extra Analysis of short essay giving an opinion on traditional weddings
Photocopiable resource books
17 - Office politics Page 17 Role play with role cards. Someone in the office is going to be promoted. Give your opinions and try to find out what others think of you.
Speaking / listening skills books
Unit 1 How are things? Page 13 Listening: Students listen to short conversations and identify the subjects, whether or not the speakers agree and the key language used.
Speaking: Listen to tape and make oral responses
General English adult course resource packs