Simple Present Tense – Fluency LinesForm two lines facing one another.Answer the discussion questions in one minute. Switch partners.Discussion Questions•1) Do you like animals?•2) Do you have a pet?•3) What types of animals are the most common pets in your country?•4) Are any animals considered to be bad/dirty/unlucky in your country?
Americans and Their Pets• Pg. 2 – listenWrite two opinionsand two questionsabout the text.
Group Discussion• Share your questions and opinions with your group.
Group Discussion • In my opinion... • The way I see it... • If you want my honest opinion....Stating an opinion • According to Lisa... • As far as Im concerned... • If you ask me... • Whats your idea? • What are your thoughts on all of this? • How do you feel about that? • Do you have anything to say about this?Asking for an opinon • What do you think? • Do you agree? • Wouldnt you say? • I agree with you 100 percent. • I couldnt agree with you more. • Thats so true. • Thats for sure. • (slang) Tell me about it! • Youre absolutely right. • Absolutely. • Thats exactly how I feel.Expressing agreement • Exactly. • Im afraid I agree with James. • I have to side with Dad on this one. • No doubt about it. • (agree with negative statement) Me neither. • (weak) I suppose so./I guess so. • You have a point there. • I was just going to say that. • I dont think so. • (strong) No way. • Im afraid I disagree. • (strong) I totally disagree. • I beg to differ.Expressing disagreement • (strong) Id say the exact opposite. • Not necessarily. • Thats not always true. • Thats not always the case. • No, Im not so sure about that.