EXPRESSING AGREEMENT AND DISAGREEMENT
USE “SO” AND “NOR/NEITHER”
Smoking in public places. (Drinking)
Free school education in Britain. (University)
Not such high taxes on petrol. (Cigarettes)
Smaller secondary school classes. (That’s English)
Not pay politicians so much. (Doctors)
Give money to the poor. (Clothes)
No free medicine for pensioners. (Transport)
No drinking allowed until 25. (Smoking)
HERE ARE SOME EXAMPLES, ALTHOUGH THERE ARE MANY MORE:
USE THEM TO REACT TO THE FOLLOWING:
MAKE THE SENTENCES MORE INTERESTING BY ADDING THINGS LIKE, “Did you know…?” “Guess what…?” “I must tell you something…” or similar.
ANSWER YOUR PARTNER WITH A REJOINDER AND A FOLLOW-UP QUESTION.
Eg. Did I tell you Michael’s been to Japan?
You’re kidding, I thought he didn’t like flying!
Well, he was OK this time.
MORE PROMPTS FOR REJOINDERS:
Choose the present simple or present continuous (these verbs are sometimes stative):
1. She _____________ (have) a bath every evening.
2. My husband _____________ (always / taste) the food while I’m cooking! It’s
3. A: Where’s Luke?
B: He _____________ (see) the doctor now.
4. I _____________ (not / think) that’s a good idea.
5. He _____________ (have) a party at the weekend.
6. This coffee _____________ (not / taste) right.
7. We _____________ (see) John and Susie next weekend.
8. What _____________ (you / think) about the war in Iraq?
9. She _____________ (have) a headache.
10. It _____________ (be) cold today.
11. They _____________ (not / have) a car.
12. I _____________ (not / see) anything, I can’t work the telescope.
13. The waiter _____________ (taste) the wine now.
14. She _____________ (not / be) a doctor.
15. A: What _____________ (that child / do)?
B: He _____________ (be) silly.
16. _____________ (you / be) hungry? _____________ (you / want) a sandwich?
17. A: What _____________ (you / do)?
B: I _____________ (think) about my ex-boyfriend.
18. I _____________ (have) fun today!
19. I _____________ (see) Julie every Tuesday.
20. I _____________ (have) an idea!
21. A: Achoo!
B: Bless you! _____________ (you / have) a cold?
22. They often _____________ (see) a film on Fridays.
23. A: How’s the cake?
B: It _____________ (taste) funny.
24. _____________ (you / have) a good time at the moment?
25. The chef always _____________ (taste) the food before he serves it.
26. A: Julie has been offered a new job.
B: Is she going to take it?
A: She _____________ (not / know). She _____________ (think) about it.
1. has 2. is always tasting 3. he is seeing 4. I don’t think 5. He’s having 6. doesn’t taste 7. are seeing 8. do you think 9. has 10. is 11. hasn’t got 12. don’t see 13. is tasting 14. is not 15. is that child doing?/He’s being 16. Are you hungry?/Do you want 17. are you doing?/I’m thinking 18. I’m having 19. I see 20. I have 21. Do you have 22. see 23. tastes 24. Are you having 25. tastes 26. doesn’t know /is thinking
EXERCISE 2: SEE PDF OR http://www.perfect-english-grammar.com/stative-verbs-exercise.html
LOOK AT PAGES 51 AND 52 OF YOUR TEXTBOOK.
FIND AS MANY CATEGORIES OF BOOKS AS YOU CAN.
LOOK AT THE LIST IN EXERCISE 5.
CAN YOU NAME ANY BOOKS FROM THESE DIFFERENT CATEGORIES?
- WHAT KIND OF BOOKS DO YOU LIKE READING?
- WHAT WAS THE LAST BOOK YOU READ?
- DO MEN AND WOMEN HAVE DIFFERENT READING PREFERENCES?
- WHO IS YOUR FAVOURITE AUTHOR?
- RECOMMEND A BOOK TO YOUR PARTNER- BRIEFLY SUMMARISE THE STORY IN TWO OR THREE SENTENCES. (DON’T GIVE ANY IMPORTANT INFORMATION AWAY!)
- ARE THERE ANY BOOKS YOU HAVE BEEN INCAPABLE OF FINISHING?
- DO YOU READ E-BOOKS OR DO YOU PREFER PAPER?