5 Guidelines To Ask for and Voice Out Your Opinion in English

5 Guidelines To Ask for and Voice Out Your Opinion in English – English, Just Guided

Happily on this moment, we’d like like to share about ‘How To Ask for and Voice Out An Opinion’. We are sure that this form of communication is important for students who learning English as foreign language. As long as they ask for and give opinion well, they are assessed to have a good ability to communicate how they feel, imagine, estimate, judge even believe a fact or an information in a real English conversation without fear. How do they voice out their opinions without fear?

First, Opinion Should Not Be Debated.

Giving opinion is just to say how do you feel or imagine about something. An opinion is not always based on fact or knowledge. A little boy can say eating apple is not better than eating chocolate. Although study shows eating apple daily can reduce our cholesterol level and the build up of bacteria, an educated mom has higher tolerance to appreciate what her boy said. Her boy’s opinion is always personal, relevant to his taste that his tongue does not tell a lie. Even, she understands that eating chocolate can boost blood circulation within the body. It is amazing being passionate about a healthy boy by eating fresh green apples but the most is being not an unstopable mom to make his boy’s being opinionated down. It is not educated to give more apples by debate but be thankful because an individual has grown to define his identity. In teaching and learning activity, students must be motivated to ask and give an opinion. Instead of doing ‘silentium magnum’ to others’ opinions, voice out to share your perspective with others.

Second, Share Your Opinion without Fear and Listen to Others’ Too

As engagement is your best option to grow up but it is not a command so giving opinion. In a comunity there is not a dogma that everyone has a same idea with ours to feel, imagine, estimate, judge even believe a fact or an information. Having a different opinion from others don’t mean you become a bad person So, just do it without fear. Share your point of view, no matter how wrong it could be. Only by taking part to important conversations you will promote your self-confidence, or in other words you are worth as much as others. Sharing opnion without fear is a best way to enrich your mind. That’s why, you should not to defend your point from other people with your valuable arguments. Please be advised to listen what others’s point of views to get the best output in a conversation. There is a posibility someone has a good idea to say but he is shy to get attention. Try to ask for an opinion to him, why not? How do you ask for an opinions?

Third, How to Ask for An Opinion.

To ask for an opinion is not very difficult. If you’re a student who learning English as foreign language, here are the tips. First, please look up some synonims or similar words of opinion. Second, mark them that people often use to ask for opinion. Don’t forget to make them bold to remember, for example, in merriam Webster, the synonim of opinion includes belief, conviction, eye (see), feeling, judgment (or judgement), mind, notion, persuasion, sentiment, verdict and view. You can find also in  lexico that opinion equals to believe, think, consider, maintain, imagine, be of the view, reckon, guess, estimate, conjecture, fancy, suspect, feel, have a feeling, assume, presume, take it, suppose, expect, gather contend, put forward, be convinced, be of the conviction, reason, deduce, conclude, theorize, hypothesize and take as a hypothesis. Last, you can ask for an opinion in two ways. You can ask an opinion in informative question or interrogative. Study the following table

To Ask an Opinion in Informative QUESTIONTo Ask an Opinion in Interrogative QUESTION
What do you see when she is calling Tom?Do you have something on your mind?
What is your point of view about this homework?Do you have any views on this examination?
What do you think about education for children nowadays?Do you believe in this fate?
How much followers do you estimate we will have each month?Would you consider hiring me for this job?
How do you feel about Margaret?Can you imagine a world without water?
How do you have a feeling about Jira and Sonya?
What do you assume if there is no car at the garage?
What do you presume if John were sniffing a lot?
So what do you suppose if Daniel didn’t answer?
What do you try to convice Walter about his aunt?
What do you conclude his words based on the facts?
Guess what will happen if Sanada has started his project and got success?

Fourth, How To Express Your Opinion.

Here are some tips to express your opinion. First, if you are certain about what your  point of view is and believe it, you can express your opinion strongly. Here, you believe to have strong idea that can be proven to be right with valuable facts and arguments.These are some key words and phrases to express a strong opinion. The words are dare, believe, be conviced, be sure, have no doubt, be certain. In practice, the words are combined also with some adverbs, such as absolutely or strongly.  Study the following examples:

  • I dare to say that …
  • I believe…
  • I’m convinced that…
  • I’m sure that…
  • I have no doubt…
  • There’s no doubt in my mind that…
  • I’m quite certain that…
  • I’m absolutely convinced that…
  • I strongly believe that…
  • I have no doubt that…
  • There’s no doubt in my mind that…

Second, if you are more careful to give your opinion because of uncertainty, you can use some words or phrases without being too strong, such as think, if you ask me, point out, as I see, in my opinion, feel, be concerned, in my view, tend to think, suppose that, seem, be not sure. These words are help you to try to keep an open mind. It means that you are ready to listen what others have to say and you broaden your mind to get the best out of every discussion. Study the following examples :

  • I think…
  • Well, if you ask me…
  • I’d like to point out that…
  • I see you’re saying but…
  • I’d say…I bet that …
  • As I see it…
  • In my opinion…
  • I think…
  • In my opinion…
  • As far as I’m concerned…
  • In my view…
  • I suppose that…
  • It seems to me that…
  • I must admit that I’m not sure…

Third, If you want to give your opinion based on your own personal experience, you can use some words or phrases, such as feel, not be sure, not sure or tend to think. Study the following expressions:

  • I feel that…
  • I guess that…
  • My impression is that…
  • I am not sure but I am leaning towards…
  • I tend to think…

Fifth, Practice How To Ask and Give Your Opinion.

We have posted you a number of simple, effective, and free Asking for Opinion and Its Responses. You should practice it to communicate how you feel, imagine, estimate, judge even believe a fact or an information in a real English conversation. It’s OK to defend your point from other people with your valuable arguments but please be advised to listen what others’s point of views to get the best output in a conversation. Always get in touch.

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