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Asking for Opinions

" Do you have any views on … ?

This page lists useful phrases for the language function of asking for opinions.

Elementary

  1. Do you think … ?
  2. How do you feel about … ?
  3. In your opinion, … ?
  4. Please tell me your opinion on …
  5. What do you think about … ?
  6. What’s your opinion on … ?

Pre-Intermediate

  1. Do you (also) think that … ?
  2. Do you believe that … ?
  3. Do you have an opinion on … ?
  4. Do you have any opinions on/about … ?
  5. In your experience, … ?
  6. In your honest opinion, … ?
  7. What’s your view on … ?
  8. Would you agree that … ?

Intermediate

  1. Can you give me your thoughts on … ?
  2. Do you (dis)approve of … ?
  3. Do you agree with the opinion that … ?
  4. Do you have any views on … ?
  5. Do you share the/my view that … ?
  6. If I asked your opinion about … , … ?
  7. If I said … , … ?
  8. I’d like (to hear) your views on …
  9. I’m sure you’d agree that …
  10. What are your feelings about … ?
  11. What are your views on … ?

Upper-Intermediate

  1. What do you reckon?
  2. Any (initial) thoughts on … ?
  3. Are people right in thinking … ?
  4. Are you in agreement with … ?
  5. Do you have any particular views on … ?
  6. Do you have any thoughts on … ?
  7. From your point of view, … ?
  8. I know this is not your specialist subject, but …
  9. I know you haven’t had long to think about this …
  10. I know you haven’t had much time to think about this, but …
  11. I’d be (very) interested to hear your views on …
  12. What are your (first) thoughts on … ?
  13. What would be your reaction if I said … ?
  14. What’s your position on … ?
  15. Would it be right to say … ?
  16. Would you support the view that … ?

Advanced

  1. Am I justified in saying … ?
  2. Am I right in thinking … ?
  3. Any objections to the statement … ?
  4. Are you convinced by the argument that … ?
  5. Are you of the opinion that … ?
  6. Does … tally with your experience?
  7. I imagine you will have strong opinions on …
  8. I’d guess your view on this is …
  9. Is it in fact the case that … ?
  10. What reaction do you have to … ?
  11. What’s your take on … ?
  12. Would I be right in assuming that you think … ?
  13. Would I be right in saying … ?
  14. Would I/it be wrong to say … ?
  15. Would it be logical to say … ?
  16. Would you have any problems with the statement … ?
  17. Would … be a fair summary of your views on … ?
  18. Would … be out of the question?
  19. You strike me as someone who would hold the opinion that …

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