ESL Game Agree to Disagree is a simple no-prep activity to encourage students to speak and discuss a topic. In this activity, students decide how they feel about a topic by moving to a part of the classroom where they can discuss their opinions with their classmates. This activity can be useful to encourage students to express their opinions and allows them time to form their ideas before moving on to a wider class discussion. Below you will find some example statements to get the students talking.
Some sentences you could use for teens include:
There is nothing that young people can teach older people.
Parents are the best teachers. Schools should ask students to evaluate their teachers.
It is better for children to grow up in the countryside than in a big city.
Television, newspapers, magazines, and other media pay too much attention to the personal lives of famous people.
Face-to-face communication is better than other types of communication, such as letters, email, or telephone calls.
Parents should make important decisions for teenagers.
School uniforms are good.
Homework is the most important part of school.
The school day should be longer.
Holidays are not important for young people.
Students should get paid to go to school.