Expression of Asking and Giving Opinion

Asking and Giving Opinion

        Expression of Asking and Giving Opinion. Our opinion about something is what we think or believe about it. In communication sometime we need someone’s opinion to overcome our problems since we feel difficult to solve.

    Below are some expressions we can use to ask someone’s opinion and give our opinion to someone else. We will need to use these expressions in a discussion activity. For the information about Expression of Asking and Giving Opinion, let’s discuss about it.

Asking for Opinion

What do you think?

What’s your opinion?

What are your ideas?

Do you have any thoughts on that?

How do you feel about that?

Do you agree?

Have you got any comments on …..

Do you have any idea?

Do you have any opinion on ……

Would you give me your opinion on……….?

What is your reaction to ……

What is your opinion about……….?

What are you feeling about………….?

What are your views on……….?

Please give me your opinion ….

What do you think about … (this)?

Do you think that’s right?

What’s your view?

Giving Opinion

I hold the opinion ….

My own view of the matter is ……

Well, personally …….

If I had my view, I would …..

If I were you

I think…

I don’t think …

I believe… 

I don’t believe …

In my opinion,

For me,

Personally, I think …

I feel (that) …..

I don’t feel (that) …..

Example in Dialog:

Dialogue 1

Marry  :  What do you think of my new picture?

Paula     :  It is beautiful. I think. Oh you have many novels in your new house.

Marry    :  Yeah, some. I like Agata’s novels.

Paula     :  How do you feel about Agata’s novels ?

Marry    :  I feel they are great novels.

Paula     :  Yes, you are right. I think it is going to rain.

Marry     : I don’t think so. Look outside at the sky! It’s so clear. No clouds there.

Paula     : But I watched the weather forecast yesterday. It said that today is going to rain. OK Marry, see you.

Dialogue 2

Tami : Hi Aufa, You look worried. What’s the matter?

Aufa  : Er.. it’s nothing. 

Tami : Is it the exam tomorrow? You shouldn’t worry. You’ll pass easily. 

Aufa  : I know.

Tami : Come on, tell me. What are you worried about? 

Aufa  : OK… it’s about Joddy. I think he has started smoking. I was talking to him yesterday about this topic and he told me that he isn’t smoking. 

Tami : That’s serious. What are you going to do?  

Aufa: I’m not sure. I should tell someone. What do you think I should do? 

Tami : If I were you, I’d speak to his older sister. She’s really friendly. 

Aufa  : I’ve never met her. Can you come with me? 

Tami : Yes, of course. Let’s go and find her.

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