Senin, 03 Desember 2012

Asking about Possibilities, Expressing Curiosity and Desire, Expressing Views

1. Asking about Possibilities
Possibility is used when we are talking about the future, we often don't really know what will happen.

Expressing asking about possibilities:
  • Would it be possible for (somebody) to …?
  • Do you think it’s possible that ... ?
  • What possibility is there that ... ?
  • Is there any possibility that ... ?
  • What's the possibility of ... ?
  • What are the chances of ...?
  • Do you think you can…?
  • Is it possible that ... ?
  • Is it possible to ... ?
  • Are you capable of…?
Responding:
  • Yes, it is.
  • That’s possible.
  • Sure. It can be.
  •  I think so.
  • Perhaps.
  •  It's possible.
  • Not a chance!
  • That's not possible.

2. Expressing Curiosity and Desire
a. Expressing Curiosity

Curiosity is an emotion represents a drive to know new things.
Expressing curiosity is the expression how express curious about something or someone.

    Expressing Curiosity: 
  • I want to know...
  • I’m curios about...
  • I’m eager to know...
  • What I’d really like to find out is … 
  • I’d be very interested to know … 
  • I’ve been meaning to ask you. 
  • I’d like to know …
  • I wish I knew …
  • I’d love to know …
  • I wonder …
    Responding:
  • You can ask him in person.
  • Let’s find the answer.
  • I am also curios about it.
  • Let time show us the truth.


b. Expressing Desire

Desire is a sense of longing for a person or object or hoping for an outcome. When a person desires something or someone, their sense of longing is excited by the enjoyment or the thought of the item or person, and they want to take actions to obtain their goal.
  • I wish I could be...
  • I want to...
  • I’m interested in...
3. Expressing Views

  • I support your decision.
  • If I were you,...
  • Personally I believe…. 
  • In my view, …. 
  • It seems to me…. 
  • From my point of view…. 
  • I’d just like to say…. 
  • Well, to my mind this scene…. 
  • Personally, I consider…. 
  • To be perfectly frank…. 
  • If you ask my view about it, I will say that I agree with it.
Responding Agreement:
  • Thank you.
  • Of course.
  • You're absolutely right.
  • Yes, I agree.
  • I think so too.
  • That's a good point.
  • Exactly.
  • I don't think so either.
  • So do I.
  • I'd go along with that.
  • That's true.
  • Neither do I.
  • I agree with you entirely.
  • That's just what I was thinking.
  • I couldn't agree more. 
Responding Disagreement:
  • That's different.
  • I don't agree with you.
  • However…
  • That's not entirely true.
  • On the contrary…
  • I'm sorry to disagree with you, but…
  • Yes, but don't you think…
  • That's not the same thing at all.
  • I'm afraid I have to disagree.
  • I'm not so sure about that.
  • I must take issue with you on that.
  • It's unjustifiable to say that...

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