At a Restaurant
A : You know it's about time we increased the company performance or else we lose the competition.
B : You're right. Our turnover has been high in the past five years. Our competitors are hijacking our best employees. I can't blame them for leaving.
C : In my opinion, what we need is a change in the company culture.
A : What do you think, B?
B : I believe we can already make a great difference by changing the work atmosphere. Say, by creating a comfortable and relaxing work atmosphere.
A : I know what you mean. We spend most of our time at the office. It's our second home.
C : Exactly. Did you hear that Google offers its employees workout facilities, cafe, and snack room?
B : I'd rather not say anything about that. I'm afraid we can't go as far as Google.
C : No, but we can change our office interior design, the seating arrangements...
A : It seems to me that it's really a great idea as a start. We...
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Asking For Opinions
- What do you think?
- Do you think so?
- What's your opinion?
- What are your feelings about ... ?
- What do you think about ... ?
- In my opinion, ...
- You know it's about time ...
- It seems to me ...
- I believe ...
- From my point of view, ...
- I don't think ...
Avoid Giving Opinions
- I'd rather I can't comment on this.
- I'd prefer not to say anything about it.
- I'd rather not talk about it, if you don't mind.
- Oh, please. Not that.
- That's none of my business.