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Fact and Opinion
Transcript of Fact and Opinion
Water boils at 100 degrees Celcius (we can do an experiment to check).
Leeds United is the most popular football team in West Yorkshire (we can research the average crowd at their football matches and compare to other teams).
The blue whale is the largest animal on the planet (we can compare it to all other animals). The language of facts Names, dates, events and places are all associated with facts, e.g. London is the capital of the U.K.
The following are a list of words associated with facts.
demonstrated, confirm, discovered, according, have to An opinion is a point of view or a belief. It is something that is not based on evidence that can be checked. Opinions are subjective. The following are opinions:
Water is delicious (everybody might not agree with this).
Leeds United are the best football team in England (many, many people would disagree with this).
Whales should not be hunted (again, many people may disagree with this).
The following are a list of words associated with opinions.
Personal feeling words
think, believe, suggest, perhaps, probably, usually, typically, should, must
good, bad, best, worst, most, least, always, never, all, none, fantastic, terrible, amazing, awful
Often these words are used in a text to show opinions. Other examples include: claims, view, argues and suspect. Task 1 Click on the following link and take the fact or opinion quiz.
How did you do? Task 2 Read the text in the next frame and then answer the questions.