HOW TO PRESENT A BALANCED ARGUMENT

THE FORUM

This coming Thursday 27th of June, you are going to present your arguments either supporting alternative medicine or conventional medicine.

First of all, you must have in mind that  FORUM is an instance to present arguments with founded explanations to open a constructive discussion. That is why questions are accepted from both audience and moderators.

USEFUL EXPRESSIONS TO PRESENT AN ARGUMENT

Here are expressions you SHOULD INCLUDE as you present your ideas and explanations. Remember that these ideas are the result of all the research you carried out in class.

USEFUL EXPRESSIONS TO EXPRESS YOUR OPINION

In my opinion, …

In my eyes, …

To my mind, …

As far as I am concerned, …

Speaking personally, …

From my point of view, …

As for me / As to me, …

My view / opinion / belief / impression / conviction is that …

I hold the view that …

I would say that …

It seems to me that …

I am of the opinion that …

My impression is that …

I am under the impression that …

It is my impression that …

I have the feeling that …

My own feeling on the subject is that …

I have no doubt that …

I am sure / I am certain that …

I think / consider / find / feel / believe / suppose / presume / assume that …

I hold the opinion that …  (I form / adopt an opinion.)

I dare say that …

I guess that …

I bet that ….

I gather that …

It goes without saying that …

(thanks to http://yvanbaptiste.pagesperso-orange.fr/methodo/opinion.htm)

BE PREPARED TO ANSWER QUESTIONS FROM YOUR AUDIENCE

AND THE MODERATORS  

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