Lesson Plan for Expressing opinions
At times, hotel staff may be asked about their opinion of some topic, such as a good place to go shopping
or the what they think of a particular tour company. The situation may also occur when a staff may want a
guest’s opinion about something, such as the quality of service at the hotel or whether a particular shop had
good prices for their merchandise. Look at the expression below that can be used to give or elicit an opinion.
Expressions Used when Asking for and Giving Opinions
What do you think of (…. The Night Club for live entertainment?).
I think (… it’s one of the best places in town.
What is your opinion of (… the pizza at Pizza Hut?)
In my opinion (…it’s not that good.)
What is your attitude toward (… all the recent development in Thailand?)
My attitude toward that is ( … I think it’s being over done.)
Do you agree that (… Phuket is one of the best vacation spots in the world)?
No, not really, (…it’s too hot most of the time).
Are you in favor of (… legalized gambling)?
Yes, I am.
Do you oppose or favor (…a global currency)?
I (…oppose it because…)
Dialogue about Expressing Opinions
Guest: What did you think of the Saxophone Restaurant in Patong?
Staff: If you like jazz, it’s a very good place and the food is pretty good.
Guest: In your opinion, do you think that my kids would like to go elephant trekking?
Staff: Well, most children seem to enjoy it.
Guest: Do you agree that Thailand should legalize gambling?
Staff: Actually I do, I think it would generate more tourist dollars and income for the government.
Staff: Even though Thai boxing is a Thai national sport, I personally think it’s savage and brutal.
Guest: Really, I kind of like it.
For more ideas about teaching in the hotel industry take a look at
English expressions for giving opinions- Hotel-tefl.com