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.

Survey: Expressing Opinions

Survey members of the class and find out if they agree or disagree with the following items. To get more
information, ask why they feel that way.


Name

Agree

Disagree

Concurs with capital punishment

Believes in corporal punishment

Thinks Madonna’s performances are too sexy

Believes most politicians are honest and hard working

Thinks the Beatles where the greatest band ever

Doesn’t like classical music

Thinks asparagus is a great tasting vegetable

Believes that college prepares students for the demands
of the world of work

Thinks that testing in school is an unfair assessment of
student ability and knowledge

Believes that women should be barefoot and pregnant

Thinks that cells phones are the bane of western
civilization

Believes that prisons should be an institute for
rehabilitation

Thinks their English teacher is a good teacher

Other links for Opinions

Giving Opinions
Asking for Opinions
Opinions
Activity for Expressing Opinions

 

For more ideas about teaching in the hotel industry take a look at

Hotel and Resort English

English expressions for giving opinions- Hotel-tefl.com