Activities for giving opinions, agreeing and disagreeing.
01 To give students practice in discussing topics in small groups. Compile a number of sentences and display them somehow - one at a time.
Living forever would be boring.
Art is better than Maths.
Small shops are better than supermarkets.
Saturday is the best day of the week.
Football is more fun than basketball.
Reading books is boring.
Summer is the best time of year.
Emails are the best way of communicating.
Cats are better than Dogs.
It is cruel to keep a cat or a dog in an apartment.
They should give their opinion and as a group agree or disagree and say why or why not.
02 Students create the sentences.
1) Somebody chooses a word in the English language. e.g purple
2) Everyone writes an opinion using this word in the sentence.
e.g I think it would be more interesting if pavements were purple.
3) With a partner students then tell each other their written opinions, agree or disagree with each other and find out why.
4) Share the opinions with the class.