Asking about preference
Saying what you prefer
Do you prefer “A” or “B”?
“A” appeals to me more than “B”.
The choice is yours, “A” or “B”.
I would prefer … (if possible)
We can … or … what do you say?
If it’s up to me, I would …
Which appeals more, “A” or “B”?
If you don’t mind, I would …
Which would you prefer, “A” or “B”?
My choice/ preference would always be …
Would you rather have…?
Perhaps it would be better if …
Examples of English Conversations:
At the Hotel Receptionist
Receptionist: Good morning. Can I help you?
Customer: I’d like to book a single room.
Receptionist: Would you like a room with shower or one with bath?
Customer: I’d prefer one with shower.
Receptionist: Would you prefer a room with a view or a quiet one?
Customer: I’d prefer a quiet room if possible.
Receptionist: Of course, you can have one.
At the Travel Agency
Travel Agent: Good morning. Can I help you, Sir?
Bryan: Yes, I’d like to book a round trip ticket Jakarta – Singapore – Jakarta.
Travel Agent: Yes, Sir. When are you planning to travel?
Travel Agent: How do you want to travel?
Bryan: I’d like to have a business class flight. It’s in the name of Mr. Michael.
Travel Agent: Do you have any preference for seating?
Bryan: I’d prefer an aisle seat at the back of the plane.
Travel Agent: We have an afternoon flight leaving at 12.30 pm and a night flight at 8 pm.
Which do you prefer?
Bryan: My choice would always be the night flight.
Travel Agent: That’s fine. We’ll arrange the tickets.
Bryan: Thank you very much.
On the Telephone
Receiver: Good afternoon. Bali Beach Hotel.
Caller: Good afternoon. I’d like to book a table for 8 o’clock this evening.
Receiver: Yes, sure. For how many people do want to book?
Caller: For Four people.
Receiver: Do you have any preference in seating?
Caller: Yes, I’d prefer a table in a quiet corner in a non-smoking section.
Receiver: Yes, of course, Sir. In what name?
Caller: The name’s Ronny.