GCAS Strategies 13 Discussion: Disagreeing

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I disagree

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

Introduction: 

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? 

Language: 

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: 

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.