Listening for Agreement & Disagreement


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Pick the word or phrase that would NOT indicate agreement with another speaker.

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1. Which of the following phrases would NOT indicate that a speaker is about to describe someone else's opinion?


In the following conversation, what do Bob and Pete AGREE on?

BOB: I really like the new email system.

PETE: Yes, it's so much easier to use.

BOB: And it works much better on my tablet, too. But I guess that's not such an issue for you, since you don't have one.

PETE: Yeah, I never got into tablets.

BOB: I don't know how you get everything done without one! I consider it totally necessary.

PETE: But you got along fine before you had a tablet. They might be nice, but I don't think they're necessary.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Agreement and disagreement are vital to understanding spoken English, and this quiz/worksheet combo will help you test your understanding of the concept. You will be assessed on your ability to recognize examples of agreement and disagreement in sample conversations.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments you'll be tested on your understanding of phrases that indicate:

  • Agreement
  • Disagreement
  • Opinion

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related spoken English lesson
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can interpret phrases that indicate someone's opinion
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge of key words to identify agreement and disagreement in conversations

Additional Learning

To learn more on this subject, review the accompanying lesson called, Listening for Agreement & Disagreement. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Learn key words to signal agreement and disagreement
  • Listen for agreement and disagreement in conversations
  • Identify transition words