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Type: Phrasal Verbs
Originally published on February 18, 2023 and last updated on May 8, 2023

Introducing “Agree With” conversation questions to English learners can help improve their language skills by providing an opportunity to practice using this essential phrasal verb in context.

As a fundamental part of English conversation, “Agree With” is a crucial tool that helps learners express themselves effectively and confidently in various social and professional settings.

Using conversation questions specifically designed to include “Agree With” can help reinforce its usage while also expanding vocabulary and communication skills.

Review the meaning of the phrasal verb with your students first to make sure they understand how to use it correctly, and then go through the different conversation questions. Ask them to try and include the phrasal verb naturally in their answers.

Meaning and Examples

“Agree with” means to concur or be in accord with something. It can be used to indicate that you have the same opinion or belief as someone else. Here are some examples of how it can be used:

“I agree with you that we should wait until next week to make a decision”.
“I’m sorry, but I just can’t agree with your point of view on this issue”.
“The evidence seems to agree with the theory that the ancient civilization was advanced for its time”.

“Agree with” can also be used in a negative sense to indicate that you do not share the same opinion or belief as someone else, in which case it means to “disagree with”. Here are some examples of how it can be used:

“I disagree with you on this matter. I believe that we should take a different approach.”

Conversation Questions

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  • Can you think of any instances where you had to agree with someone you actually disagreed with?
  • In what ways do you agree with your family's values and beliefs?
  • Do you agree with the saying "agree to disagree"? Why or why not?
  • How do you handle it when someone you respect disagrees with you?
  • Do you agree with the statement that money can't buy happiness?
  • In what ways do you agree with the moral values of your culture or community?
  • What are some issues or topics that you strongly agree or disagree with?
  • Do you agree with the idea that everyone has the right to their own opinion?
  • Can you think of any times when the majority opinion was not one that you agreed with?
  • Do you think it's important to try to understand the perspective of someone you don't agree with?
This conversation topic was prepared by Gregory

Gregory is a qualified TEFL teacher who has been teaching English as a Foreign Language (ESL) for over a decade. He has taught in-person classes in Spain and to English learners around the world online.