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       Japan        Strategies




           Agree and Disagree - If you same opinion use the agree strategy. Also, don’t be afraid to disa-
           gree! You will be able to share more opinions. Reasons - After hearing an opinion or expressing
           your own idea – follow up and ask for a reason or give a reason to support your opinion.


                  Asking for Reasons (AR)                   Giving Reasons (GR)

                  Why (do you think so?)                 One (another) reason is...
                         How come?                          It’s mainly because...

                          Agree (A)                              Disagree (D)


                           I agree!                      I’m sorry but I disagree…
                         Good point!                     Nice idea, but I disagree…


            Practice time! Use the 3 questions below and focus on using the target language above.
            Check how many times you can correctly use the strategies.


            1. Which is more effective, TV ads or Internet ads? Because…
            2. Which TV commercials are interesting? Because…
            3. Which is better, a free t-shirt or 15 big macs?! Because…

        Steps     Preparation




           With your partner brainstorm as many words and phrases connected to the topic below. Then
           exchange these ideas with another group.


              Interesting Advertisement                     Why?

















                  Conversation



           Talk about the following topics for 8 minutes per group. Make sure you use all the phrases
           above to ask and give reasons and agree/disagree.


           1. What do you think about McDonalds and Uniqlo?
           2. Are there too many adverts on TV?
           3. What is the best way to advertise?

      8    4. What is the funniest or best TV commercial?
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