In this section, you have a series of phrases to show you how you can accept in English in different ways. My advice is that you read through them, choose 5 or 6 that you particularly like and that you memorize them. Also, I just recommend stopping “I agree with you” because it`s terribly easy and if you`re trying to make a Speaking B2 or Speaking C1, it certainly won`t be enough. So let`s take a look. Sometimes, when we discuss something in the form of speech or writing, we may agree with some aspects of what is being discussed, but not necessarily 100%. In these cases, we can say, with a few expressions, that we agree, but not completely, that we are partially in agreement. Let`s take a look at a few examples: don`t let me laugh/ Are you kidding? / You have to joke…: informal ways to tell someone that you don`t agree with them at all, and you think what they said is crazy: `I really think the Beatles are overrated.` You`re kidding? / Don`t make me laugh! They are better than any modern group. I don`t know/I take your point/It`s true, but…: as a polite way of saying you don`t really agree with someone: `Peter is sometimes really unpleasant. “I don`t know, he`s always been very nice to me.” “These gas taxes are too high.” “Well, I take your point of view at our disposal. But maybe it will encourage people to use their cars less. “He`s a tough person you can work with. “It`s true, but she`s a very good designer. One can also agree, but with reservation especially when there is a doubt or feeling of not being able to accept something to completely learn about pragmatism and how to express oneself successfully is a useful skill to live, said Michael Rundell in January, when he presented the new pragmatic series on Macmillan Dictionary. The series is part of the Macmillan Life Skills campaign, which provides free resources to English-speaking students and teachers each month.
The following list contains words and phrases useful for expressing consent, partial approval and disagreements in English. I guess (so)/I think (this way): used if you agree that someone is right, but you are not satisfied with the situation: `We have to get new tires.` “I guess that`s what I think. But it`s going to be expensive. It is worth saying that silence is not understood as an agreement. If you agree with an opinion or idea, you are expected to say so. Is there a common practice for options on degree (dis-) agreements for questionnaires? As part of the series, we can print other useful content and tips from the Macmillan Dictionary. Here`s a good list of phrases that don`t fit English: Exactly/Absolutely/I couldn`t agree anymore: used to say that you totally agree with someone: “When we were young, people didn`t get into debt.” “That`s right. You just bought what you can afford. “I think Jacob is the best person for the job. “Absolutely. I`ll be surprised if he doesn`t get it. “We had to wait three months to get a phone line – that`s ridiculous. “I couldn`t agree anymore. I hope that everyone agrees with these formulations and contradicts what is useful. Keep in mind that communication is a matter of interaction with others, so you should really make an effort to communicate with others accurately and appropriately. Finally, I also recommend using some of these phrases in your writing tasks for B2 and C1, in particular.
This week`s vocal trick helps with agreement and rejection: we will now look at some differences of opinion. In that case, I should tell you that if we do not agree with someone, it seems quite rude to simply say, “I do not agree.” That`s why I added 4 opening expressions that made the disagreements seem more polite. So if you look at the following list, try combining one of the 4 expressions of the first level that are one of the different expressions