Expressing Disagreement in English – ESL Vocabulary

تعلم اللغة الانجليزية: التعبير عن عدم الموافقة بالإنجليزية مع اللفظ والترجمة

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Expressing Disagreement in English – ESL Vocabulary

As a beginner in language learning, you will focus on how to express yourself by answering questions or asking them – as we have dealt with in the most common questions in English – that will certainly be great as you will be able to interact politely and correctly.


EFL / ESL Speaking Lesson: English Disagreement Phrases


However; in some cases you will face certain situations where you need to express disapproval. You may disagree with your addressee in certain views or topics. That’s why in this lesson we will cover some of the most common phrases used to express disagreement in English and thus build your ESL vocabulary.


You can learn some example through our interactive course in the video below. Here you can listen, repeat and practice simpler answers to tell the most common phrases used in a daily basis by English speakers all over the world. ????????

تعلم اللغة الانجليزية: التعبير عن عدم الموافقة بالإنجليزية مع اللفظ والترجمة



Examples Of Most Common Disapproval Phrases:

So as usual there are different questions that you use to inquire about something depending on the formality of the situation. You will be able to disagree or argue with people without offending them if you have a counter argument or different view point.


Formal Disagreement Expressions:


  • Kerry doesn’t agree with me!
  • I don’t think so.
  • No way!
  • I am afraid I don’t agree with you.
  • Sarah totally disagree with her friend!
  • I’m sorry, but I disagree on …
  • No, that’s not true.
  • Absolutely not!
  • That’s not always the case.
  • That’s not right!
  • That’s not always true.

Informal Disagreement Expressions:

  • I’m not in!
  • Are you kidding me!
  • I don’t think so.
  • I’m begging to differ.
  • No, I’d say just the opposite.
  • Not necessarily my friend.
  • Dear, that’s not always true.
  • No, I’m not so sure about that sweet Berta.

For more practice check this listening podcast to have more tips on how to ask and answer questions properly with a native speaker.

The link to related vocabulary worksheets, activities and games for beginners will be available here soon. This vocabulary lesson is targeted to the beginners and intermediate to build their basic vocabulary in English and help them speak confidently. Thanks for your attention. Hope you liked the lesson and see you again in an other English lesson in our coming courses. Don’t forget to subscribe to our newsletters to receive new tips right to you inbox.

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Ezzeddine Yahyaoui

A Senior teacher who is passionate about making lessons your students love and that are easy to implement for teachers. Teaching you how to navigate your way through balanced literacy brings me joy. My desire is to give you the tools needed to move your students forward! I have been creating high quality educational resources, tech tutorials, entertainment and training sessions and serving education & learning since 2009.

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