English Speaking Exercises for A2 – Reaching an agreement

1. Write the phrases 1-10 in the correct groups (A-C) below.

I adore / I can’t stand ___

That’s agreed, then.

I think ___ will be better / more fun, etc.

I’d rather / I’d prefer (to) ___

I’m / I’m not a big fan of ___

OK, I agree.

I’m / I’m not keen on ___

Let’s / Shall we settle on ___

That’s a great idea.

10 I quite fancy / I don’t really fancy ___

A   Expressing likes and dislikes

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B   Expressing a preference

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C   Reaching an agreement

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2. Read the task below. Then listen to a student doing the task. Which game did they choose?

You and a friend are deciding which video game to play after school. Decide together which game you will play, which house you will go to and if you will invite any other people.

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3. Listen again. Tick the phrases in exercise 1 that they use.

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Speaking Strategy

In the exam, you will have about one minute to read the task. Use this time to ‘think in English’, identifying key words and phrases that you could use in the conversation.

4. Read the Speaking Strategy. Then do the task in exercise 2 using the video games below. Write notes.

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choice: ________

Why? ________

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Play the game where? Why?

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Invite other people? Why? / Why not?

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5. Now do the task in exercise 2, using your notes from exercise 4.

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Strategy

Before you come to an agreement, remember to discuss all the options in detail and discuss the advantages and disadvantages of the different options.

6. Read the Strategy. In pairs, read the exam task and the role-play information for Student A and Student B. Make a list of ideas for your won role and think about ways of suggesting them. Then do the role-play.

Student A

You and a friend want to go to a music event together. Discuss which event to go to with your partner. Suggest asking someone in your family to drive you there.

Student B

You and a friend want to go to a music event together. Discuss which event to go to with your partner. Suggest taking public transport.

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