Discuss others' opinion (distancing)
Re-write the sentences to contain passive constructions.
e.g. Some think that instant messaging has a positive effect on communication.
--> It is thought that instant messaging has a positive effect on communication.
--> Instant messaging is thought to have a positive effect on communication.
1. Some people feel that media outlets print too much negative news.
--> Media outlets ____
2. Some could argue that the fact that languages die every day is not a real issue.
--> The fact ____
3. Advocates of free tertiary education claim that all people deserve the opportunity of gaining a degree.
--> It ____
--> All people ____
4. Some believe that modern society is far too dependent on computers.
--> Modern society ____