Yeah, but ... No, but ... The real language of opinions

Jon Hird


The language of opinions is often central to a lot of speaking activities in the classroom. This session first explores the kinds of activities we can do to activate our students’ opinions and then looks at the language itself. First, we’ll recap on the more traditional ELT approach and then take a look at the ‘real’ language of opinions and at ways we can practise this in the classroom.


Jon Hird is a teacher, teacher trainer and ELT materials writer based in Oxford, UK. He teaches at the University of Oxford and frequently gives teacher-training talks and workshops in the UK and overseas. He has written and contributed to a number of ELT publications for a range of ELT publishers, including grammar, course book and other resource material.

Presentation Details

Type of presentation: Workshop
Presentation is for: General audience
Presentation focuses on: EFL education
Presentation Coding: General (GEN) Non-Commercial
Speaking on behalf of a publisher, examination board, or commercial organisation? No

Scheduled for

Date: Friday, 2022-09-16, 16:00 - 17:00
Place: Lecture Hall 4.7