• 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.