Using expression of agreement and disagreement



Objective: Students will be able to use expressions of agreement and disagreement.


¿Cuáles son las diferentes formas de expresar


¿Qué expresiones utilizas cuando estás de acuerdo o

en desacuerdo con alguien?

¿Sabes utilizar correctamente cada una de las formas

de expresar discrepancia?

¿Qué haces cuando alguien no esta dea cuerdo contigo?


I can pick out key words and expressions of agreement and

disagreement from recorded material and authentic oral input.

I can accurately express agreement or disagreement.


Which of the following expressions are used to express agreement?

1.absolutely 2. nonsense 3. definitely 4. no 5. sure 6. negatively 7. certainly


Conversation and more

 Read the following conversation carefully.

Look up any new words in a dictionary.

A: Hi, Monica. Is everything ready for the wedding party?                    

B: Hello, Susan. Yes, everything is already planned.

A: Wow!You have a lot of things in here. Are those

balloons part of the decorations?

B: Yes, they are. And these are the tablecloths that

will be used.

A: What? Red ones? But this color isn’t used

with weddings.

B: I completely disagree with you. Red means love

and passion. And my wedding is all about that.

A: Tat’s quite true, but… Okay anyway


Answer the following questions.


 1-Who is getting married? ----------------------------------------------------------

2. What color are the tablecloths?--------------------------------------------------

3. What color will the flowers be?--------------------------------------------------

4. Who gave the invitation cards as a gift?----------------------------------------

5. What color are the wedding invitation cards?--------------------------------


Enrich your vocabulary


Expressing agreement and disagreement: Part I

In a conversation, you may totally agree with what the other person says, or you may partially agree with reservation.

On the other hand, you may mildly or even strongly disagree with the other person. What can you say in each of these situations? Some common expressions that you can use in these situations are .



Showing agreement            Showing disagreement


Exactly.                                                    I don´t agree


That´s not true
That’s for sure, you’re right

 I don’t accept that.

I totally agree with you

. I’m afraid I disagree with you.

I agree with you hundred percent.

 I’m afraid I can’t agree with you.

I couldn’t agree with you more.  I couldn’t disagree (with you) more
Can’t argue with that.            

 I disagree completely.

Couldn’t have said it better.  

 You’re dead wrong.

I agree completely (with what you said).  I disagree with what you’re saying.
That’s just/exactly what I think/believe.

 I don’t agree with you.

In my opinion, you are right/correct.

 I don’t think so.

That’s my opinion, too.          

 I don’t see it that way.

I couldn’t agree more.

 I couldn’t agree less


Conversation 1



A: I was thinking of celebrating our annual family

dinner in the mountains.

B: I totally agree with you. I think that would be


A: I was thinking it could take place sometime in


B: That might be a little too cold for some people,

especially our grandparents.

A: Yes, you are right.

B: What about February? There is good weather in

February. It isn’t too cold or too hot.

A: Yes, that would work out better.

B: Maybe we could have a survey to see if everyone

likes that idea.

A: Great! We’ll have to get right on it.

B: Fine, well, I’ll start working on it!


Choose the letter that best answers the following questions

about conversation 1.


  1. What are they going to celebrate?


A. a family birthday

B. an anniversary

C. a family dinner


  1. When will they celebrate it?


A. in April

B. in December

C. in February


  1. Where will they celebrate it?


A. in the mountains

B. in the country

C. in their house

Enrich your vocabulary


Expressing agreement and disagreement: Part II


Improving your English vocabulary is not as difficult as you think it might be. You just need to become familiar with

useful English words, phrases, and expressions. The following list will help you with telling someone that you agree or

disagree with their opinion, at different levels.


Showing total agreement





That’s for sure.

You’re right.

I totally agree with you.

I agree with you a hundred percent.

I couldn’t agree with you more.

Can’t argue with that.

Couldn’t have said it better.

We see eye to eye on this. (Meaning: We totally

agree on this.)


Showing partial agreement


You may be right.

Well, perhaps (you’re right).

You might have a point there.

You might be right there.

I think you’ve got a point.

That’s true, I suppose.

I suppose so.

That might work.


If you agree with someone about an opinion, you can

simply say “I agree.” or “You’re right.”

Don’t forget!


Showing mild disagreement


It may be so, but ...

I’m not sure if I agree with you totally there.

Showing total disagreement

I’m afraid I disagree with you.

I’m afraid I can’t agree with you.

I couldn’t disagree (with you) more.

I disagree completely.

You’ve got that wrong. (informal)

You’re dead wrong. (informal)

I totally disagree.

I can’t agree with that.

I’m afraid I can’t agree.

That’s absurd!

That’s ridiculous!



Read the following conversation, and decide whether there is


agreement or disagreement on the topic.


A: I think our new boss is great.

B: No, I’m not too happy about her. She’s not very friendly.

A: That’s not true! She’s one of the friendliest people in

the office!

B: I don’t agree with that at all. I think she just pretends

to be nice.



To express disagreement in an informal way, you may simply say “me neither”. For example, Angela said: I don’t like pancakes. Adam said: Me neither. To express agreement in an informal way, you may simply say “me too”. For example, Angela said: I

like tomato juice. Adam said: Me too.