Agreeing and Disagreeing Game


Card games to practise difficult agreeing and disagreeing phrases

By: Alex Case
Level: Advanced
Topic: General
Grammar Topic: Functions & Text

Agreeing and disagreeing language game


Work together to put the cards into two columns depending on whether each phrase is used to agree or disagree.

Hint: There should be the same number of agreeing phrases and disagreeing phrases.

Shuffle up the cards and deal them out between you. Your partner will start giving their opinion on something and you should agree or disagree using one of the phrases in your pack, then give the reasons for your opinion. Your partner will then do the same. Continue until one person has used all their cards, changing topics if you need to.


Suggested topics

  • Ways of improving this room
  • Ways of improving this city
  • What the government should do about the economy
  • Why one product is better than another (e.g. PC or Mac)
  • Why one method of transport is better than another
  • Why one type of food or restaurant is better than another


Playing cards/ Answer key


If you put it that way, I suppose…



I agree up to a point, but…



I’ll go along with that.



You could say that. However,…



I’ll take your word on it.



Although I can see where you are coming from…



Well, you’re the expert.



I wouldn’t quite put it that way myself.



I still have my doubts, but…



I still have my doubts.



I’ll give you the benefit of the doubt.



That doesn’t tally with the information I was given.



You have my full agreement.



I can’t go along with that.



I couldn’t agree with you more.



That’s out of the question.



You took the words right out of my mouth.



You’ve got to be kidding.



That’s just what I was going to say.



I’d like to agree with you.



I second that.



I find that very difficult to accept.



Okay, you’ve convinced me.



I’m not going to give way on this.



I reluctantly agree.



I thought we’d already decided…



That’s just the point I was trying to make.



We don’t seem to be in complete agreement.


With reservations…



There is no way on earth…



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