TESOL/Agreeing and disagreeing

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"Video games are good for your brain." Do you agree or disagree?

Key sentences

Giving an opinion Agreeing or disagreeing
If you ask me, (opinion). Yeah, you're (adjective).
Yeah, that's (adjective).
Giving an opinion Agreeing or disagreeing
I would have to say that (opinion). Well, (disagreeing phrase).
Giving an opinion Agreeing or disagreeing
The way I see it, (opinion). Yeah, (partly disagreeing phrase) but not necessarily.

Drills

Say these sentences without looking.

If you ask me, (opinion).
opinion sentence
video games are a waste of time If you ask me, video games are a waste of time.
video games are too violent If you ask me, video games are too violent.
kids can learn a lot from playing video games If you ask me, kids can learn a lot from playing video games.
some kids play video games too much If you ask me, some kids play video games too much.
Yeah, you're (adjective).
adjective sentence
absolutely right Yeah, you're absolutely right.
right about that Yeah, you're right about that.
spot on Yeah, you're spot on.
on the right track Yeah, you're on the right track.
I would have to say that (opinion).
opinion sentence
video games are good for the brain I would have to say that video games are good for the brain.
video games are more fun than TV I would have to say that video games are more fun than TV.
American video games are the most fun I would have to say that American video games are the most fun.
recently video games are less fun I would have to say that recently video games are less fun.
Well, (disagreeing phrase).
disagreeing phrase sentence
I'm not so sure about that Well, I'm not so sure about that.
I don't know about that Well, I don't know about that.
I can't say I agree Well, I can't say I agree.
I don't believe so Well, I don't believe so.
The way I see it, (opinion).
opinion sentence
kids under 12 should not play violent video games The way I see it, kids under 12 should not play violent video games.
adults should not play video games The way I see it, adults should not play video games.
playing video games is bad for your eyes The way I see it, playing video games is bad for your eyes.
PC games are more fun than console games The way I see it, PC games are more fun than console games.
Yeah, (partly disagreeing phrase) but not necessarily.
partly disagreeing phrase sentence
I see what you mean Yeah, I see what you mean but not necessarily.
I see where you're coming from Yeah, I see where you're coming from but not necessarily.
there's some truth to that Yeah, there's some truth to that but not necessarily.
that's a good point Yeah, that's a good point but not necessarily.

Example

Practice this conversation.

Giving an opinion Agreeing or disagreeing
If you ask me, (video games are a waste of time). Yeah, you're (absolutely right).
Giving an opinion Agreeing or disagreeing
I would have to say that (video games are good for the brain). Well, (I'm not so sure about that).
Giving an opinion Agreeing or disagreeing
The way I see it, (kids under 12 should not play violent video games). Yeah, (I see what you mean) but not necessarily.

Change partners. Use your imagination and change the sentences.

Exercise

Use your imagination. Make your own conversation.

Giving an opinion Agreeing or disagreeing

If you ask me, ... .

Yeah, you're ... .

Giving an opinion Agreeing or disagreeing
I would have to say that .... Well, ....
Giving an opinion Agreeing or disagreeing
The way I see it, .... Yeah, ... but not necessarily.

Change partners. Use your imagination and make another conversation.

Practice

Giving an opinion Agreeing or disagreeing
Say five opinions about video games. Agree or disagree.

Further study


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