This short conversation illustrates two formal questions we use to ask for opinions in English. English learners sometimes ask ‘What’s your opinion?’ without realizing that it is a formal way to ask the question. ‘What do you think?’ is more common and would sound more natural most of the time. Note that in the video, ‘What’s your opinion?’ is used in a very formal context.
What’s your opinion script
Welcome to Education Today. And tonight’s question is should schools give tablets to students? Where do you stand on that, Mrs Fagan?
Oh they must!
And what’s your opinion, Mrs Hollett?
And there you have it. Two perspectives on whether schools should give tablets to students.
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