Making suggestions

In this video, Noelia and Yuna have a very good meeting. Listen to the language they use for making suggestions and practise saying the useful phrases.

Instructions

Do the preparation exercise first. Then watch the video and do the exercises to check your understanding and practise the language.

Transcript

Ana: Hi! I'm Ana. Welcome to What to Say!

 

Do you know what to say when you make suggestions? Listen out for useful language for making suggestions. Then, we'll practise saying the new phrases – after this!

 

Yuna: OK, this time let's focus. Phones off.

Noelia: Yes, and in my bag! 

Yuna: Ready?

Noelia: I'm ready.

Yuna: We have half an hour.

Noelia: OK, let's go!

Yuna: How about starting with social media?

Noelia: Sure. Engagement is up 15 per cent this month.

Yuna: Good. So let's go for 20 per cent for next month.

Noelia: Yeah, sure. I'll tell the team. We'll need some extra help to make it work.

Yuna: Agreed. Good idea.

Yuna: Why don't you ask Vanya to help you create a new social media plan?

Noelia: OK, no problem. Shall we present it at the next team meeting together?

Yuna: Good plan. Can you let Paul see it first? 

Noelia: Sure, I'll do that.

Yuna: Anything else? 

Noelia: No, that's it. 

Yuna: And that's half an hour! We did it! 

Noelia: We're really good at this! 

 

Ana: Hello again! Wow, that was a good meeting! So, did you notice the useful phrases used for making suggestions? Listen to me and then repeat. 

 

Let's focus.

How about starting with social media?

Yeah, sure.

We'll need some extra help.

Agreed. Good idea.

Why don't you ask Vanya?

OK, no problem.

Shall we present it at the meeting?

Good plan.

 

Ana: Try and use some of these phrases the next time you make suggestions in English. Bye for now!

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Submitted by Caterina Siligardi on Sun, 16/08/2020 - 17:36

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Yes, sometimes I do. Especially when I study English or Ido difficult exercises.

Submitted by soylemezali42 on Sat, 15/08/2020 - 13:54

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I can’t switch my mobile phone because I need to contact some of my friends. But I know that mobile phones are time consuming when you have to focus on working.

Submitted by Amany mohamed on Fri, 14/08/2020 - 01:07

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No,i make it mute

Submitted by Inesines on Fri, 07/08/2020 - 17:43

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No ,I just turn it on mute.

Submitted by MammadovAnar on Mon, 03/08/2020 - 15:50

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Do you ever switch off your mobile phone to help you focus? Yes. When I usually study hard I switch off my phone. Sometimes, I use the Pomodoro technique. The Pomodoro Technique is a time management method developed by Francesco Cirillo in the late 1980s. In this technique, the work is traditionally separated by short breaks (usually 5 minutes), 25 minutes long. For this, the timer is used.

Submitted by Momocompanyman on Sun, 02/08/2020 - 12:48

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I'm used to switch off my phone when l focus in my project
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Submitted by Ivanox76 on Wed, 29/07/2020 - 04:41

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Switch off the phones before a meeting is absolutely important, I always do it, because that help to focus in the tasks of the company.

Submitted by Shonazar on Wed, 22/07/2020 - 20:52

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Turning off the phone makes me depressed, so I just shut the volume down when need to concentrate.