In yesterday's lesson, I asked whether you think it's possible to give a balanced answer (including both views) for questions with 'strong' words. For example:
The best way to improve road safety is by introducing stricter punishments for bad drivers. To what extent do you agree or disagree?
After reading the comments below the lesson, I've chosen my favourite:
"I think one can disagree with the statement in order to mention the other side of the argument - that is, other means are also necessary to ensure road safety."
(comment by 'tm')
Thanks 'tm' - that's the answer I was looking for! Sometimes you need to disagree in order to be able to discuss both sides e.g. "I disagree with the idea that punishments are the best way to improve road safety; several other measures can be equally effective."