Present Simple and Continuous- Discuss and Agree

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Present Simple and Continuous- Discuss and Agree
Choose words from below and try to agree on present statements using them, e.g. “The 
government is making lots of bad decisions” or “People don’t often think about the 
environment”. Statements should be about the world in general, not just about people in 
this classroom now. You can combine expressions from below if you like. Negative 
statements are also okay. Write all sentences that you agree on. You will get one point for 
each statement that another group agrees is true but haven’t written down themselves. 
Nouns
airlines
banks
big companies
bosses
brands 
civil servants (= public servants)
consumers/ shoppers
department stores
directors/ executives
domestic companies
female…
friendship
hotels
insurance companies
internet companies
investors
(local/ national) governments
(married) couples
(middle) managers
new recruits/ graduate recruits
old people
parents
people in the countryside
people in this country
politicians
schools/ universities/ teachers
shops/ supermarkets
social media
students/ university students
teenagers
the economy
the environment
the internet
the middle class
tourists/ travellers/ foreign visitors
travel agencies/ travel companies
young people 

Verbs
adapt
believe
buy
invest in
move
offer
cause/ lead to
change
charge
cost
decline/ decrease/ drop/ fall
develop
experience
feel
follow
grow/ increase
learn
listen to
look for
look forward to
miss
offer
play
read
study
suffer from
think about
try
use
wait
wear
worry

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