How to agree and disagree in IELTS Speaking? – Vocabulary, Question and Phrases

It is certain that you will be asked to Agree or Disagree with the fact that is given in the IELTS writing task 3. Most of the people will be nervous while taking this test because they will have to give their opinion in this section and they will not be sure whether the opinion given is correct or no.

In IELTS Speaking Part, you are certainly asked some Yes – No questions or whether you agree or disagree upon a specific topic.

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Here are some variations to give you an opinion (agree-disagree). There are many more, my suggestion is to choose those that you feel most comfortable with.

Agreeing with an Opinion

We use these words and phrases to agree with someone else’s point of view:

  • You’re absolutely right.
  • I couldn’t agree more
  • Yes, I agree.
  • Definitely
  • I think so too.
  • Absolutely.
  • That’s a good point.
  • Exactly.
  • Precisely.
  • I don’t think so either.
  • So do I.
  • I’d go along with that.
  • That’s true.
  • Neither do I.
  • I agree with you entirely.
  • That’s just what I was thinking.


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Partially Agreeing with an Opinion

We can use these words and phrases to partially agree with someone else’s viewpoint:

  • I see your point but…
  • I see what you are getting at but…
  • I go along with that view to a point, but…
  • That’s one way of looking at it, however…

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Disagreeing with an Opinion

We use these words and phrases to disagree with someone else’s point of view:

  • That’s different.
  • (I’m afraid) I don’t agree with you.
  • I see things rather differently
  • You could be right, but…
  • However…
  • I’m not so sure about that.
  • I agree up to a point, but…
  • I’m not sure that I go along with that view…
  • That’s not entirely true.
  • On the contrary,…
  • That’s an interesting idea, but…
  • I don’t really agree with that idea…
  • It’s unjustifiable to say that…
  • Actually, as a matter of fact. I think…
  • I’m sorry to disagree with you, but…
  • That’s not how I see it.
  • Yes, but don’t you think…
  • That’s not the same thing at all.
  • I’m afraid I have to disagree.
  • I completely disagree.
  • I must take issue with you on that.

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