Business English Skill Set - Small Talk
What is Small Talk?2Topics|3 Quizzes
Diplomatic Language4Topics|5 Quizzes
Talking about Work and Mutual Acquaintances
Conferences and Trade Fairs
Saying You Don't Understand
Accepting or Declining an Invitation
- Talking about Work and Mutual Acquaintances
Embedded Questions for Politeness3Topics|4 Quizzes
Business Introductions3Topics|4 Quizzes
Tag Questions2Topics|3 Quizzes
Giving and Asking for Opinions3Topics|4 Quizzes
Expressions for Agreeing and Disagreeing
Let’s take a look at some useful expressions for agreeing and disagreeing.
- I agree (Note: I am agree is incorrect. There is the more formal option ‘I am of agreement’ but this is not very common.)
- I think so too.
- I agree with you there.
- I think the same.
- That’s what I thought too.
- I concur.
- That’s a good/great/brilliant/smart etc idea.
- I couldn’t agree more. (strong agreement)
- Me too.
- Me neither. (expressing agreement of a negative sentence)
- I don’t think so.
- I don’t agree./I disagree.
- I completely/totally disagree. (strong disagreement)
- You have a point, but…
- I hear what you’re saying, but…
- I don’t think we’re on the same page.
When you change your opinion based on what the person has said.
- You have a point.
- I guess so./I suppose so.
- I guess that’s true./I suppose that’s true.
- You’re right there.
Let’s take a look at some example conversations:
“I don’t like horror movies at all. They’re just not my cup of tea.”
“Me neither. I can’t understand the appeal. I much prefer comedies – they’re much more relaxing.”
“I agree with you there.”
“The event was a disaster. There should have been much better organisation.”
“I couldn’t agree more. It was a total shambles.”
“The album wasn’t as good as I was expecting. I didn’t like it as much as the first one.”
“I hear what you’re saying, but I suppose they are trying to experiment with a new sound.”
“I suppose that’s true. You can’t please everyone.”