Agreeing and Disagreeing Game

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Topic: General

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Agreeing and disagreeing language game- Worksheet 1- 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

Reluctantly,…

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…

Written by Alex Case for UsingEnglish.com © 2010

Agreeing and disagreeing language game- Worksheet 2- Instructions

Stage 1 – Language presentation

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

Check your answers with your teacher or the answer key. 

Stage 2 – Game

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. 

Possible 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. iPhone and Blackberry)

Why one method of transport is better than another

Why one type of food or restaurant is better than another

Hint for Stage 1: There should be an equal number of each type of card.

Written by Alex Case for UsingEnglish.com © 2010