Task-Based Lesson: How to Agree and Disagree

Agree and Disagree

How to Agree and Disagree

Vocabulary

Stating an opinion

  • In my opinion…
  • The way I see it…
  • If you want my honest opinion….
  • According to Lisa…
  • As far as I’m concerned…
  • If you ask me…

Asking for an opinon

  • What’s your idea?
  • What are your thoughts on …..?
  • How do you feel about that?
  • Do you have anything to say about this?
  • What do you think?
  • Do you agree?

Expressing agreement

  • I agree with you 100 percent.
  • I couldn’t agree with more.
  • That’s so true..
  • You’re absolutely right.
  • Absolutely.
  • That’s exactly how I feel.
  • Exactly.
  • I’m afraid I agree with James.
  • You have a point there.
  • I was just going to say that.

 Expressing disagreement

  • I don’t think so.
  • (strong) No way.
  • I’m afraid I disagree.
  • (strong) I totally disagree.
  • I beg to differ.
  • Not necessarily.
  • That’s not always true.
  • That’s not always the case.
  •  I’m not so sure about that.

How to Agree and Disagree – Lesson Plan

Pre-Task

Task #1

  1. Students review vocabulary to agree and disagree using a quizlet set.
  2. They review the vocabulary with a partner, they check the pronunciation.
  3. Then They are given a worksheet and students have to match the categories (vocabulary section) with the sentences
  4. Students play a guessing game with their classmates using the expressions, they have to write down four sentences in a paper and their classmates have three guesses to identify what she or he has written down in the paper.

Task #2

  1. Students are given a set of sentences and they have to tell to their classmates if they disagree with them or not.
    1. People must retire at the age of 65.
    2. People should be allowed to drive when they are 15.
    3. People should work  a maximum of 40 hours a week.
    4. Maternity leaves should last 6 months and not three.
    5. People should have at least 21 days of vacations a year.

Task #3

  1. Students listen to some employees discussing about a company retreat, students listen and complete the sentences.
  2. Students practice the conversation in pairs.
  3. Student create a similar conversation using the previous model as a base.

Main Task

  1. Students write opinions to different matters.
  2. Student make sure their grammar and pronunciation is accurate
  3. They take times asking those questions

Post-Task

  1. students  complete an exercise in which they hear a statement and they reply using some of the vocabulary studied here

Learn More

If you want to check other lesson plans that created using the task-based learning approach, check this page

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