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agreeing and disagreeing
B2 level


In this lesson, ss will practice speaking skills by focusing on agreeing and disagreeing functions. The lesson starts with a discussion about a vacation destination. This is followed by a video where ss are exposed to useful language. Finally, there is some controlled practice as group work to rehearse and free practice via a peer work speaking activity.


Abc Agreeing and disagreeing warm-up
Abc Video discussion group chart
Abc Discussion video

Main Aims

  • To provide fluency and accuracy speaking practice in a conversation in the context of vacation.

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide clarification and practice of language used for agreeing and disagreeing


Lead-in (3-5 minutes) • To set lesson context and engage students

T greets the class and talks about beautiful destinations. She presents visuals of some destinations and asks ss where they would like to visit. She elicits agreeing and disagreeing phrases and writes useful language in the chat box. Then, ss are encouraged to add more.

Exposure (5-8 minutes) • To provide a model of production expected in coming tasks through listening

T presents the chart for video. The whole class watch the video to check if the agreeing and disagreeing phrases the class noted down are used in the video and add new ones in the chart.

Useful Language (10-15 minutes) • To highlight and clarify useful language for coming speaking task

The class watch the video again. Then, T divides the class into groups. Ss check each others' answers in the agreeing - disagreeing phrases chart. Ss rehearse the video conversation by using the phrases they noted down. They talk about their own favourite vacation destinations. T visits the groups to encourage the target language use.

Speaking (18-20 minutes) • To provide an opportunity to practice speaking skills

Ss work as pairs in break-out rooms to choose a place for their holiday. T monitors the break-out rooms and takes notes to give feedback in the following stage.

Feedback and Error Correction (5-8 minutes) • To provide feedback on students' production and use of language

Ss reflect upon the previous stage. They announce the class where they have decided to visit and how they have convinced each other. T highlights the good samples of the target language. She encourages self-peer error correction.

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