For cultural reasons, some it is may be reluctant to give an opinion or offer a suggestion to a superior. The North American style of open discussion may cause concerns for some ITIs. It may be necessary to encourage participation in discussions, especially in interviews, using questions and statements like:
- What do you think?
- Give me your opinion, please.
- I would like to hear your viewpoint
- Please share your thoughts on this matter
Look at the CLB "Can Do" Checklists and click on the audio links below to hear ITIs talking about giving an opinion.
CLB 5 - 6 - Discussing language
CLB 7 - 8 Discussing language
Note: Audio files are in MP3 format.