• Peer Discussion (Übungen für Speaking-Tests)
  • Anja Böckmann
  • 30.06.2020
  • Englisch
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  • Use these 3 steps for a lively peer discussion

    1.
    listen closely to the other person
    2.
    repeat and summarize the key message
    3.
    complete the statement or contradict it

    In my opinion... because...

    So in your opinion... because...

    I couldn't agree more.  

    I'd also like to say...  

    or

    So in your opinion... because...

    I don't agree with you.  

    On the contrary, I would...

    So you're saying that ...

    That's an interesting idea.  

    I would like to add...

    or

    So you're saying that ...

    I have to disagree with you.  

    My idea would be that...

  • helpful phrases

    ADDING

    additionally

    also

    another

    as well as

    besides

    in addition

    furthermore

    more importantly

    moreover

    on top of that

    CONTRASTING

    alternatively

    although

    another view

    but

    by contrast

    conversely

    however

    nevertheless

    on the other hand

    otherwise

    COMPARING

    as with

    equaly

    in the same way

    like

    likewise

    similarly

    EMPHASISING

    above all

    especially

    importantly

    indeed

    in particularly

    significantly

    EXEMPLARY

    as shown by

    for example

    such as

    to be specific

    SUMMARISING

    finally

    in conclusion

    in the end

    overall

  • You have about 5 minutes.

    Start when you are ready.

    Now it's your turn

    TIME TO RELAX

    Imagine your friend is working very hard six days a week.

    He or she wants to find an acitivity to relax.

    Talk to your partner about different activities your friend could do.

    Try to agree about the most relaxing activity for your friend.

  • You have about 5 minutes.

    Start when you are ready.

    Now it's your turn

    SCHOOL's OUT

    Imagine you are planning a school's out overnight stay.

    Talk to your partner about the different possibilities

    where the party could take place.

    Try to agree on the most suitable location.

  • You have about 5 minutes.

    Start when you are ready.

    Now it's your turn

    WELCOME-FOLDER

    Imagine you are planning a welcome-folder for new students.

    Talk to your partner about what a student starting at our school should know.

    Discuss about the layout and which of you will do what.

    Try to find the most important topics.

  • You have about 5 minutes.

    Start when you are ready.

    Now it's your turn

    GREEN SCHOOL

    Imagine our school is planning to become a greener school.

    Besides the possibilities to act environmentally friendly,

    talk to your partner about ideas for combining school and virtual learning.

    Agree on something that you want to suggest to the headmistress.

  • You have about 5 minutes.

    Start when you are ready.

    Now it's your turn

    BODYSHAPE

    Imagine your friend wants to to get physically fit.

    Think about why your friend has this wish.  

    Talk to your partner about things that are good or bad for the body.

    Come to an agreement on what you would recommend.

  • You have about 5 minutes.

    Start when you are ready.

    Now it's your turn

    TRAVELLING

    Imagine you have the task to travel for two weeks during the project

    "My Challenge" and everyone is only allowed to take 300,- € from home.

    Talk to your partner about different destinations and ways to travel.

    Agree on what you are going to do.

  • You have about 5 minutes.

    Start when you are ready.

    Now it's your turn

    FUTURE PLANS

    Imagine your friend wants to get married at 18 and have children.

    Talk to your partner about what it would be like to be parents at that age.

    What effect would this have on your life?

    Try to agree on what advice you want to give your friend.

  • You have about 5 minutes.

    Start when you are ready.

    Now it's your turn

    BODY MODIFICATIONS

    Imagine your friend wants to have his or her body artificially changed.

    Talk to your partner about different kinds of body modifications.

    What effect would this have on someones life?

    Try to agree on what advice you want to give your friend.