- To help improve general communication skills
- To help improve confidence
- To encourage quick thinking skills
- To encourage listening skills
- To encourage & improve rebuttal skills
‘I Couldn’t Disagree More’ is a useful and quick game that can help students practice rebuttal techniques.
One student makes a statement (this statement could be serious, silly, topical, controversial or obvious). The next person has to reply to the statement by saying ‘I couldn’t disagree more’ and then give a reason why.
Here’s an example:
Student A – “I believe that politics is a waste of time.”
Student B – “I couldn’t disagree more. Politics is incredibly important as politicians make decisions that affect every aspect of our lives.”
Now it is Student B’s turn to make a statement:
Student B – “I believe that we should tolls roads in Adelaide.”
Student C – “I couldn’t disagree more. In early 2015, over 500,000 people signed a petition saying that they didn’t want it.”
As a classroom activity, this game can be modified so statements have to be about a certain topic area for example ‘The Environment’.