Transitions 8 Expressing strong opinions while discussing diversity

This lesson will focus on giving strong opinions using a variety of phrases. The topic we will discuss is diversity.

Introduction: 

In the previous lesson, you worked on adding emphasis, so try to use that language with the new phrases in this lesson to give strong opinions. 

Warm Up: 

Do you think there is a good balance between men and women in your company? Why or why not?

Language: 

Work with your teacher and define each phrase, then give an example of it, and use it to give a very quick answer to a cultural question. 

  1. Clearly... — Everyone can see this.
     
  2. There is no question in my mind that...  I'm convinced that what I'm about to say is true.
     
  3. It goes without saying that... — This is obvious, and everyone knows it.
     
  4. There can be no doubt whatsoever that ... — This is 100% true.
     
  5. It is undeniable that... — It is certain.
     
  6. Nothing could be further from the truth — What I said previously is totally wrong, and now I'm going to tell you how it really is.
Practice: 

Now that you've had some practice using these phrases, try answering some more questions. Use as many of the above phrases as you can.