GCAS Strategies 13 Discussion: Disagreeing

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I disagree

In this lesson, we'll discuss ways to disagree with an opinion.


Disagreeing is useful in any discussion. It is especially useful in GCAS Part 1.

Disagree with the following statement:

Remote work is suitable for all businesses.

Warm Up: 

What are some phrases you use when you're expressing disagreement? 


Read the following phrases. Choose one phrase you understand but cannot use confidently.

A. Strong disagreement

  • I strongly disagree.
  • I don't see it that way. 
  • I disagree. 
  • I don't think so.

Choose one and practice it.

B. Weak disagreement

  • I'm not sure I agree with you on... 
  • Actually, I'm afraid I disagree. 
  • The way I see it, I think...

Choose one and practice it.

C. Indirect disagreement

  • Mmm, I'm not so sure.    
  • I see what you're saying, but... 
  • That's a fair point, but...

Choose one and practice it.


Practice disagreeing with the following statements: 

  • Giving a customer a good deal always involves lowering your price.
  • Traditional advertising is declining due to the rise in social media.
  • Automation is always a good thing.