5-4 “Discussing Different Points of View”

Module 5, Unit 4

“Discussing Different Points of View”

Base Sentences – (646-660)

646 You have your point of view, and I have mine.

646 あなたの視点を持って、私は鉱山を持っている。

647 You approach it in a different way than I do.

647 あなたは、私よりも別の方法でそれに近づく。

648 I won’t argue with you, but I think you’re being unfair.

648 私はあなたと議論しませんが、私は、あなたが不公平なことだと思います。

649 That’s a liberal point of view.

649 これは、ビューのリベラルなポイントだ。

650 He seems to have a lot of strange ideas.

650 彼は奇妙なたくさんのアイデアを持っているようだ。

651 I don’t see any point in discussing the question any further.

651 私はそれ以上の質問を議論の任意のポイントが表示されません。

652 What alternatives do I have?

652 私はどのような選択肢がありますか?

653 Everyone is entitled to his own opinion.

653 誰もが自分の意見を受ける権利を有する。

654 There are always two sides to everything.

654 すべてのものには2つの側面が常にあります。

655 We have opposite views on this.

655 私たちは、これについて反対の景色を眺めることができます。

656 Please forgive me. I didn’t mean to start an argument.

656 私を許してください。私は議論を開始することを意味するものではありませんでした。

657 I must know your opinion. Do you agree with me?

657 私はあなたの意見を知っている必要があります。あなたは私と一緒に同意しますか?

658 What point are you trying to make?

658 何点あなたはしようとしている?

659 Our views are not so far apart, after all.

659 我々の見解は、すべての後に、そう遠く離れていません。

660 We should be able to resolve our differences.

660 私達は私達の相違を解決することができるはずです。

Verb Study

1. approach (approaches, approached, approaching)

(A) You approach it in a different way than I do. (B) She approaches everything in a peculiar way. (C) When you approached the house, did you notice anything different? (D) We’re approaching the river now.(A)あなたは私よりも別の方法でそれに近づく。 (B)彼女は、独特の方法で、すべてのものに近づく。 (C)あなたが家に近づいたときには、別の何かに気づいたのですか? (D)我々は今、川に近づいています。

2. argue (argues, arguing, argued), discuss (discussing, discusses, discussed)

(A) I won’t argue with you, but I think you’re being unfair. (B) She always argues about everything. (C) Why are you arguing with me now? (D) He argued with me for two hours last night. (E) I don’t see any point in discussing the question any further. (F) He discusses most of his problems with me. (G) Have you ever discussed this with anybody else?(A)私はあなたと議論しませんが、私は、あなたが不公平なことだと思います。 (B)彼女はいつもすべてについて論じている。 (C)なぜあなたは今、私と一緒に主張している? (D)彼は最後の夜二時間のために私と主張した。 (E)私はそれ以上の質問を議論の任意のポイントが表示されません。 (F)彼は私と彼の問題の大部分を説明します。 (G)あなたは今までに誰でこれを議論したことがありますか?

3. be (is, were) entitled to

(A) Everyone is entitled to his own opinion. (B) She’s entitled to have her own opinion, isn’t she? (C) They were entitled to have their own opinion.(A)は、誰もが自分の意見を受ける権利を有する。 (B)は、彼女が彼女自身の意見を持ってする権利だ、彼女はありませんか? (C)彼らは自分の意見を持つようにと題された。

4. forgive (forgiven, forgives)

(A) Please forgive me. (B) I’ve already forgiven you. (C) I hope he forgives me. I didn’t mean to start an argument.  (A)私をお許しください。 (B)私はすでにあなたを赦しました。 (C)私は彼が私を許し願っています。私は議論を開始することを意味するものではありませんでした。

5. mean (meant, means, meaning) to

(A) I didn’t mean to start, an argument. (B) I haven’t meant to bother you. (C) So you think she means to start an argument? (D) I’ve been meaning to call you, but I’ve been busy.(A)私は、議論を開始することを意味するものではありませんでした。 (B)私はあなたを気にすることを意図していない。 (C)だから、彼女が議論を開始することを意味すると思いますか? (D)私はあなたを呼び出すために意味してきたが、私は忙しかった。

6. agree (agrees, agreed, agreeing)

(A) I must know your opinion. Do you agree with me? (B) She agrees with me most of the time. (C) He agreed with me at first; then he changed his mind. (D) I’m agreeing with you now, but I may change my mind later.(A)私はあなたの意見を知っている必要があります。あなたは私と一緒に同意しますか? (B)彼女はほとんどの時間を私と一緒に同意します。 (C)彼が最初に私に同意してから、彼は彼の心を変えた。 (D)私は今、あなたと同意だけど、私は後で私の心を変更することがあります。

7. resolve (resolved)

(A) We should be able to resolve our differences. (B) They resolved their differences and became good friends again. (C) How did he resolve his problem?(A)私達は私達の相違を解決することができるはずです。 (B)彼らは違いを解決し、再び良い友達になった。 (C)どのように彼は問題を解決しましたか?

Word/Phrase Substitution Drills

1a You have your point of view, and I have mine.

1b You have your viewpoint, and I have mine.

1c You have your belief, and I have mine.

1d You have your opinion, and I have mine.

1e You have your ideas, and I have mine.

2a You approach it in a different way than I do.

2b You view it in a different way than I do.

2c You look at it in a different way than I do.

2d You conceive of it in a different way than I do.

2e You visualize it in a different way than I do.

3a Are you being fair? Have you listened to both sides of the question?

3b Are you being fair? Have you considered both sides of the question?

3c Are you being fair? Have you thought over both sides of the question?

4a I won’t argue with you, but I think you’re being unfair.

4b I won’t argue with you, but I think you’re being stubborn.

4c I won’t argue with you, but I think you’re being narrow-minded.

4d I won’t argue with you, but I think you’re being impractical.

4e I won’t argue with you, but I think you’re being childish.

5a That’s a liberal point of view.

5b That’s a conservative point of view.

5c That’s a radical point of view.

5d That’s a selfish point of view.

5e That’s a narrow point of view.

6a He seems to have a lot of strange ideas.

6b He seems to have a lot of funny ideas.

6c He seems to have a lot of peculiar ideas.

6d He seems to have a lot of bright ideas.

6e He seems to have a lot of clever ideas.

6f He seems to have a lot of practical ideas.

7a I don’t see any point in discussing the question any further.

7b I don’t see any point in considering the question any further.

7c I don’t see any point in arguing the question any further.

7d I don’t see any point in debating the question any further.

8a What alternatives do I have?

8b What choice do I have?

8c What other choice do I have?

9a Everyone is entitled to his own opinion.

9b Everyone has a right to his own opinion.

9c Everyone deserves the right to his own opinion.

10a There are always two sides to everything.

10b There are always two sides to every argument.

10c There are always several different points of view.

10d There are always differences in people’s viewpoints.

11a We have opposite views on this.

11b We have conflicting views on this.

11c We have widely different views on this.

11d We have opposing views on this.

12a Please forgive me. I didn’t mean to start an argument.

12b Please forgive me. I didn’t mean to start a long discussion.

12c Please forgive me. I didn’t mean to start a debate.

12d Please forgive me. I didn’t mean to start a quarrel.

12e Please forgive me. I didn’t mean to start a conflict.

12f Please forgive me. I didn’t mean to start a fight.

12g Please forgive me. I didn’t mean to start a riot.

12h Please forgive me. I didn’t mean to start a revolution.

13a I must know your opinion. Do you agree with me?

13b I must know your opinion. Are you on my side?

13c I must know your opinion. Do you disagree with me?

13d I must know your opinion. Are you against me?

13e I must know your opinion. Are you for or against me?

13f I must know your opinion. Are you in agreement with me?

13g I must know your opinion. Do you more or less agree with me?

14a What point are you trying to make?

14b What point are you trying to prove?

14c What point are you trying to get across?

14d What point are you trying to put across?

15a Our views are not so far apart, after all.

15b Our views are not so close together, after all.

15c Our views are not so much alike, after all.

15d Our views are not so widely different, after all.

16a We should be able to resolve our differences.

16b We should be able to settle our differences.

16c We should be able to reconcile our differences.

16d We should be able to discuss our differences.

16e We should be able to talk about our differences.

17a The debate was fair. Each opponent had a chance to speak.

17b The debate was fair. Each opponent had a chance to present his argument.

17c The debate was fair. Each opponent had a chance to answer all questions.

17d The debate was fair. Each opponent had a chance to present his point of view.

Reading Practice

Some people are always starting an argument. They often have very little information on the subject, but this doesn’t matter. They have strong beliefs, anyway. There’s no point in debating with people like this because you can never resolve anything. 一部の人々は、常に議論を始めています。彼らは頻繁に主題についてほとんど情報を持っていますが、これは問題ではありません。彼らはとにかく、強い信念を持っている。あなたが何かを解決することはできませんので、このような人々と議論しても意味がありません。

But with other people a difference of opinion can start an extremely interesting discussion. Each person tries to explain his point of view, but he listens to other arguments, too. しかし、他の人との意見の相違は非常に興味深い議論を開始することができます。それぞれの人が彼の視点を説明しようとするが、彼はあまりにも、他の引数をリッスンします。

This type of conflict becomes an exchange of ideas instead of a quarrel. Whether or not their differences are reconciled, each person learns something from the experience. 紛争のこのタイプではなく喧嘩のアイデアの交換となります。彼らの違いは調整されているかどうか、一人一人が経験から何かを学習します。

In New England and in some other parts of the United States, citizens of the town meet and talk over all local problems. The people sometimes disagree with each other, and there may be some arguments. ニューイングランドでは、米国のいくつかの他の部分で、町の市民が出会い、すべての地域の問題を介して話をする。人々は時々お互いに反対し、いくつかの引数がある場合があります。

Each side will try to persuade others that its point of view is the best. But frequently the two sides are not really far apart in their views, and this kind of public discussion helps to settle their differences. This is a healthy situation. それぞれの側は、ビューのその点が最良であることを他の人を説得しようとします。しかし、頻繁に双方が自分の意見に遠く離れて実際にではなく、公共の議論のこの種は、それらの違いを解決するのに役立ちます。これは健全な状況です。

Questions

1. Why shouldn’t you argue with people who have little information on a subject?

2. What is a quarrel? What is a discussion? How are they different?

3. When does a conflict become an exchange of ideas instead of a quarrel?

4. What do the citizens do in New England?

5. Do you think public discussion of local problems is a good idea? Why?

6. Do you know of other places where citizens meet for public discussion of local problems?

Conversation

Fred: Do you mean to tell me you don’t care for modern art? Not any of it?

Joan: That’s right. I don’t understand it and I don’t like it.

Fred: That’s a very narrow-minded viewpoint. If you don’t understand it, how can you say that you don’t like it?

Joan: Perhaps I am a little conservative. I just can’t imagine that the modern artist is really serious.

Fred: I won’t argue with you, but I think you’re being unfair. The modern artist has a different approach to his work than the more traditional artist. .

Joan: Are you trying to tell me that these peculiar paintings mean anything? A child could paint better than that.

Fred: I guess there’s no point in discussing the matter any further. You have your opinion and I have mine. .

Joan: I agree there are two sides to everything, but this time I see only one of them.

Fred: Well, I’m attempting to explain that the modern artist is trying to get across his personal feelings about the world around him.

Joan: Then he should keep his feelings to himself.

Word List

alike 同様に No two views are exactly alike. He personalizes each one so that no two are alike.

alternatives 代替 There are alternatives to arguments you know.

apart 離れて Sometimes I feel that our views are quite apart form each other.

argument 引数 He always wins an argument because his logic is so infallible.

belief 信念 Her beliefs are quite strange for an American.

bright The children in that family are very bright students.

childish 幼稚な His behaviour is so childish that it is useless to argue with him!

clever

close

conflict

Please forgive me. I didn’t mean to start a conflict. (SS-12)

conflicting

We have conflicting views on this. (SS-11)

conservative 保守的なThat’s a conservative point of view. (SS-5); George Putnam was a conservative television newscaster during the 1960’s. John Schmitz was a conservative that served as a State Senator.

debate

discussion

everything

fair

fight

for

further

impractical

liberal

narrow-minded

opponent

opposing

opposite

point 646 You have your point of view, and I have mine. 649 That’s a liberal point of view. 651 I don’t see any point in discussing the question any further. 658 What point are you trying to make?

quarrel 口論 Please forgive me. I didn’t mean to start a quarrel. (SS-12); 私を許してください。私は喧嘩を開始するという意味ではありませんでした。

radical 過激 That’s a radical point of view. (SS-5); これは、ビューのラジカルポイントだ。

revolution Please forgive me. I didn’t mean to start a revolution. (SS-12)

right

riot

selfish

stubborn

unfair

viewpoint

widely

VERB FORMS

approach

conceive (of)

debate

deserve

disagree (with)

discuss

forgive, forgave (p.), forgiven (p. part.)

get across

What point are you trying to get across? (SS-14)

Well, I’m attempting to explain that the modern artist is trying to

get across his personal feelings about the world around him. (Conv)

mean to

656 Please forgive me. I didn’t mean to start an argument.

Please forgive me. I didn’t mean to start a debate (SS-12)

present

prove, proved (p. and p. part.)

put across

reconcile

We should be able to reconcile our differences. (SS-16)

resolve

(660) We should be able to resolve our differences.

settle (GSL-689)

view

visualize

EXPRESSIONS

after all

be entitled to

in agreement

more or less

point of view

see a point in

SUPPLEMENTARY WORD LIST

(Conversation and Reading Practice)

artist

citizen

painting

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