Saturday, November 27, 2010

FOCUS ON COMMUNICATION - asking preference and showing preference

FOCUS ON COMMUNICATION

The expressions asking for and showing preferences are detailed below:

Neutral Situations

Asking for preferences : Would you prefer ……. or ……..?
Which would you prefer …. or ….. ?
Do you like … better than ……?
Showing preferences : I think I like ……… better.
I would go for ……………
I’d rather have …………. anytime.

Informal Situations

Asking for preferences : We can …… or …; what do you say?
Do you prefer ……. or ……?
What’s your favourite …….?
Showing preferences : I think I like ……..
I would go for ………..
I’d rather have ……. anytime.

Formal Situations

Asking for preferences : Do you find … or …. more
enjoyable?
The choice is yours; ….. or ……. ?
Which appeals more ……. or …….?
Showing preferences : I have a strong preference for ………
I generally find ….. more satisfactory.
I’d generally choose …… in
preference to ………

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