# Методические указания по английскому языку для студентов 5-го курса исторического факультета. Коныгина Г.И. - 26 стр.

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Yes, that’s true, as a matter of fact.
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Note:
These phrases may be used after a pupil has given his opinion
or mentioned some facts. They help to make the exchange
more natural and provide a link with the next speech or
question.
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2. Why?
In what way?
Why do you think so?
What reasons do you have for saying that?
Can you support what you say?
Is there any evidence to support what you say?
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Note
: These questions are to be used as a follow-up to
“yes/no”
statements.
Why do you think
so
?
The word
“so”
cannot be emphasized in this context. Generally, in such a
sentence,
“why”
would be emphasized, or sometimes
“think
.
English requires the use of
“this”
or
“that”
to express emphasis.
e.g.
I see. But why do you think that
?
Yes, but why did you write this
?
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3. Do you really think so?
Is that what you honestly think?
You’re convinced of this, are you?
Don’t you think, though, that …
I’m not so sure about that.
Well, that all depends, doesn’t it?
You can’t be serious.
4. I’m not sure what you mean.
I’m not sure what you are getting / driving at.
Could you explain what you mean.
Could you give me an example.
What exactly are you trying to say?
Could you go into more detail.
Could you expand on that a little.
Be a little more precise. What exactly do you mean?
Correct me if I’m wrong, but do you mean that…
5. Has anybody else anything to say on this?
Have you got anything to add ( to what Bill said )?
Who agrees / disagrees with Bill / what Bill said?
Does anybody share Bill’s opinion / views?
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Yes, that’s true, as a matter of fact.
____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
Note:         These phrases may be used after a pupil has given his opinion
or mentioned some facts. They help to make the exchange
more natural and provide a link with the next speech or
question.
____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
2. Why?
In what way?
Why do you think so?
What reasons do you have for saying that?
Can you support what you say?
Is there any evidence to support what you say?
____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
Note:         These questions are to be used as a follow-up to “yes/no” answers or to
statements.
Why do you think so?
The word “so” cannot be emphasized in this context. Generally, in such a
sentence, “why” would be emphasized, or sometimes “think”.
English requires the use of “this” or “that” to express emphasis.
e.g. I see. But why do you think that ?
Yes, but why did you write this ?
____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
3. Do you really think so?
Is that what you honestly think?
You’re convinced of this, are you?
Don’t you think, though, that …
I’m not so sure about that.
Well, that all depends, doesn’t it?
You can’t be serious.
4. I’m not sure what you mean.
I’m not sure what you are getting / driving at.
Could you explain what you mean.
Could you give me an example.
What exactly are you trying to say?
Could you go into more detail.
Could you expand on that a little.
Be a little more precise. What exactly do you mean?
Correct me if I’m wrong, but do you mean that…
5. Has anybody else anything to say on this?
Have you got anything to add ( to what Bill said )?
Who agrees / disagrees with Bill / what Bill said?
Does anybody share Bill’s opinion / views?