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Expressing Assessment and Judgement

Expressing Assessment and Judgement – Respond to the meaning of formal, sustained, transactional (to get things done) and interpersonal (social) conversation accurately and fluently by using a variety of spoken languages in the context of everyday’s life that involves expressions for assessing.

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In this topic, you will learn how to ask for an assessment or give judgment.

How to assess and give judgement?

Do you like watching movies? Do you often watch movies with your friends? We sometimes discuss the movie we just watched with our friends to know their judgment for the movie. In discussing the film, we mention some qualities of the movies. We give our assessment and criticism. We can assess or judge the soundtrack of the movie, the performance of the characters, and so on. To assess or give judgment means mention our point of views about certain things by saying the good qualities or bad qualities of them.

To assess or give judgment, we can use the following expressions:

  • I think the movie is not boring.
  • The actors in the movie are incredible.
  • The story is unpredictable.
  • What a great movie!
  • For me, it`s an amazing novel.
  • It`s a very deep movie.
  • That`s a very inspiring book.
  • How great the story is!
  • What a great story!

If you want to give good judgment to certain things or people, you will need adjectives with positive value, such as: good, interesting, great, awesome, incredible, amazing, fabulous, nice, and so on. Oppositely, if you want to give bad judgment to certain things or people, you will need adjectives with negative value, such as: bad, terrible, horrible, boring, rude, unattractive, dull, awful, ridiculous, and so on.

In giving assessment or judgment, we often use exclamations. Exclamation is a sudden expression because of pleasure, fear, surprise, or other feelings. In making an exclamation, we can follow the following structure:

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Outside a cinema:

Putri: Oh, I am so sad that the movie was over. I am going to watch it again tomorrow. I really like it.
Deris: Yeah. It`s a very interesting movie. The ending is not predictable.
Putri: I think the characters are amazing. Their performances are outstanding.
Deris: Iko Uwais was cool. What a great actor he is!

At school:

Putri: Have you finished reading my book, Ris? Its a really good novel, isnt it?
Deris: I have finished it and you are right. The story is inspiring. What an amusing story!
Putri: Yeah, and the jokes in it are really funny.
Deris: The novel is strongly recommended. Do you have another good novel?
Putri: Sure, I bring it for you tomorrow.
Deris: Great.


  • In giving assessment or judgment, we need to use adjectives that can have positive or negative value.
  • If you want to give good judgment, you will need adjectives with positive meaning.
  • On the contrary, if you want to give bad judgment, you will need adjectives with negative meaning.
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