Reaching agreements

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Some useful expressions we use in English to make suggestions and offers, give opinion and decide what to do.

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Reaching agreements

  1. 1. Reaching agreements<br />Suggesting, giving opinion, making offers, and negotiating<br /> Intermedio I<br />Photobyhwinther<br />
  2. 2. General instructions<br />Get together in groups of three.<br />Imagine you are a group of friends trying to reach an agreement on something. Read the instructions your teacher has given you.<br />You have 5 minutes to suggest different things to do, give your opinion, discuss and negotiate until you reach an agreement.<br />Once you have finished, reflect about your performance with the help of the checklist.<br />Intermedio I<br />
  3. 3. Suggesting<br />Why don’t we…?<br />e.g. Why don’t we go shopping?<br /><ul><li>Let’s …</li></ul>e.g. Let’s go shopping.<br /><ul><li>What about…? / How about…?</li></ul>e.g. How about going shopping?<br /><ul><li>I think we should… / we could…</li></ul>e.g. I think we should / could go shopping.<br />Intermedio I<br />
  4. 4. Expressing your opinion<br />I think … / I believe…<br />e.g. I think going shopping is the best option.<br /><ul><li>Showing agreement</li></ul>e.g. Great! Fantastic! Perfect! It’s a good idea!<br /><ul><li>Showing disagreement</li></ul>e.g. No, I don’t think it’s a good idea because…<br />Intermedio I<br />
  5. 5. Making an offer<br />Shall I…?<br />e.g. Shall I send the invitations?<br /><ul><li>I will…</li></ul>e.g. OK. I’ll send the invitations.<br /><ul><li>I can… / I could…</li></ul>e.g. I can send the invitations.<br />Intermedio I<br />
  6. 6. Negotiating<br />I’m sure it’s going to… / it will…<br />e.g. Come on! I’m sure it’s going to be fun.<br /><ul><li>Yes, but if… will…</li></ul>e.g. Yes, but if we don’t bring music, <br />it will be boring.<br />Intermedio I<br />
  7. 7. Remember<br /><ul><li>Expressing opinion</li></ul>Great! Fantastic!<br />Perfect! Good idea!<br />I think… / I believe…<br />I don’t think it’s a good idea.<br />Suggesting<br />Why don’t we…?<br />Let’s…<br />What about…?<br />How about…?<br />I think we should…<br />I think we could…<br /><ul><li>Making an offer</li></ul>Shall I…?<br />I will…<br />I can…<br />I could…<br /><ul><li>Negotiating</li></ul>I’m sure it’s going to… / it will…<br />Yes but, if… will…<br />Intermedio I<br />
  8. 8. Checklist<br />Intermedio I<br />
  9. 9. Isabel de la Cruz<br />

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