Splendid Expressions

DAY 2: Agreeing and Disagreeing

Step 1:  Notice

Question 1
Sorry, but I've got to ........ issue with you over something you said earlier.
A
raise
B
make
C
take
Question 1 Explanation: 
Well done! If you "take issue' with someone about something you disagree.
Question 2
This discussion could go on for hours. Shall we just agree to ........ and move on?
A
differ
B
argue
C
disagree
Question 2 Explanation: 
Well done! If you 'agree to disagree' you decide not to argue about something.
Question 3
The two sides in the dispute are ........ odds over how to deal with the problem.
A
at
B
in
C
on
Question 3 Explanation: 
Well done! If you are 'at odds' over something you disagree.
There are 3 questions to complete.

 

Step 2: Remember

Question 1
I have to take ........ with you. I think supermarkets have become far too powerful and are bad for the local community.
A
mattter
B
issue
C
point
Question 1 Explanation: 
You remembered. Well done! The phrase is 'to take issue with someone'.
Question 2
We've both got completely different opinions of the film. I think we're going to have to ........  to disagree.
A
concur
B
join
C
agree
Question 2 Explanation: 
You remembered. Well done! The phrase is 'to agree to disagree'.
Question 3
Businesses are at ........ over how to deal with the new regulations and cannot agree a common policy.
A
odds
B
arguments
C
disagreements
Question 3 Explanation: 
You remembered. Well done! The phrase is 'to be at odds over something'.
There are 3 questions to complete.

 

Step 3: Personalise

  1. If someone argued that Italian food was the best in the world, would you agree or take issue with them?
  2. Are you the kind of person who will agree to disagree rather than cause an argument?
  3. Are you at odds with anyone at the moment over something?

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