Improve your Speaking 2: Asking for Opinions

Asking about someone's opinion on a topic

Yes/No Questions

  • Do you believe in horoscopes?
  • Do you believe in a God who rewards good and punishes wrong-doing?
  • Do you think we should be tougher on crime?
  • Do you think we should maintain our traditions or make way for change?
  • Do you think the Government should act to curb the power of media barons....?
  • Do you think everybody should be trained to use computers?
  • Do you think that public sector workers such as teachers, doctors, nurses and fire fighters should be allowed to strike?
  • Do you think that the young have anything to learn from the elderly and vice versa?
  • Would you consider sending your child to a grammar school?
  • Would you ever consider taking out private health insurance?

OR Questions

  • Are you for or against gun control?
  • Would you prefer your child to be educated privately or by the state?
  • Would you rather go to a mixed or single-sex school?
  • Which should be the official world language - English or Esperanto?

WH Questions

  • What do you think of bull fighting?
  • What do you think of British food?
  • What do you think of package holidays?
  • What do you think is the problem between the English and the Americans?
  • What do you think are the causes of the increase in violence in our society?
  • What are the advantages and disadvantages of getting married?

Negative Yes/No Questions

  • How about boarding schools? Don’t they teach children how to live together?
  • Don’t you think it’s better to stay single?

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