Drink water like Ronaldo! by Sonia Mendes - Online English Teacher

Drink water like Ronaldo!



"Cristiano Ronaldo’s removal of two Coca-Cola bottles during a press conference at the European Championship has coincided with a $4bn fall in the share price of the drinks company.

The Portugal captain is a renowned health fanatic and made it clear what he thinks of the carbonated soft drink. The 36-year-old shifted the bottles of Coca-Cola away from him during a press conference in Budapest on Monday in the prelude to his country’s Group F game against Hungary.

Ronaldo followed it by holding up a bottle of water before declaring in Portuguese: “Agua!”, appearing to encourage people to choose that instead."
(You can read the complete article in The Guardian)


What is your opinion regarding this situation?

This is one of those situations that everyone likes to comment, because it's Coca-Cola and because it's Ronaldo.
Everyone is willing to give his opinion.
Was it correct, was not correct.
But how do we express opinions in English?

Personal Point of View

We use these words and phrases to express a personal point of view:

  • In my experience…
  • As far as I'm concerned…
  • Speaking for myself…
  • In my opinion…
  • Personally, I think…
  • I'd say that…
  • I'd suggest that…
  • I'd like to point out that…
  • I believe that…
  • What I mean is…
 

General Point of View

We use these words and phrases to express a point of view that is generally thought by people:

  • It is thought that...
  • Some people say that...
  • It is considered...
  • It is generally accepted that...
 

Agreeing with an opinion

We use these words and phrases to agree with someone else's point of view:

  • 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.

Disagreeing with an opinion

We use these words and phrases to disagree with someone else's point of view:

  • 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...

Now you are ready to express your opinion and discuss any subjects.

So, what is your opinion regarding Ronaldo's attitude?

 

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