Fact or Opinion Exercise

Fact or Opinion?
Task One
Copy each of the sentences below and write (in brackets) whether you think each one is presented as a fact or an opinion. Explain your reasoning

  1.     The car was blue.
  2.     The man had lost his coat.
  3.     Chester City are the best football club in the world.
  4.     It’s not a very good television programme.
  5.     The Spice Girl’s album was the most popular at Christmas.
  6.     I believe that he can win.
  7.     Pete Sampras is the best tennis player in the world.
  8.     Pete Sampras, the tennis player is the World number 1.
  9.     We think Mark stole the car.
  10.     I didn’t have a coat.
  11.     The church is the tallest building in the town.
  12.     You might get wet if you forget your coat.
Task Two
    Write two facts about the USA.
    Write two opinions about the USA.

    Write two facts about education.
    Write two opinions about education.

    Write two facts about food.
    Write two opinions about food.
Task Three
Copy each of the passages below. Underline sentences you think present facts and put a wavy line under sentences you think present opinions. Explain your decisions.
“This has to be the most exciting game of football that I’ve seen so far. David Beckham is easily the best player on the pitch. He has scored five goals so far this season. I think he’ll score a lot more!”
Buy the new Superclean bathroom cleaner. It’ll leave your bathroom sparkling clean! Superclean uses a mixture of soap and bleach which attacks dust and grime. You won’t be able to believe your eyes when you see what Superclean can do for you. Only $1.99 a bottle.
Tomorrow is an important day for the pop group BoysRUs. They release their third single tomorrow. Their last two singles have gone straight into the charts at number 1. This new single, however, is an awful mix of pop and blues music. It’s not as good as the previous two hits. It certainly looks to me like BoysRUs should ask for their day jobs at the toyshop back!