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 Larysa on Sat, 17/10/2020 - 20:25

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I never switch my mobile phone off, I just press the mute button. So it doesn't interrupt my meeting or disturb somebody.
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Submitted by Thet Lwin Aung on Thu, 15/10/2020 - 06:33

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I don't see any video.

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Submitted by Victor Hugo Fl… on Wed, 14/10/2020 - 19:59

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Sometimes if I do, it's not always possible to turn off my phone, to be more focused

Submitted by Nurieta on Tue, 13/10/2020 - 10:02

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My phone is always silent when I need to be focus on my task.

Submitted by togrul01 on Sun, 11/10/2020 - 20:13

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Sometimes yes. When I possess a lot of work, I switch off my phone or Wi-Fi.

Submitted by Eyasin Arafat on Sat, 10/10/2020 - 01:46

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No. To focus my work, I think switching phon off is not necessary rather it has some negative effect. Such as, it's may be someone can't connect with you and you also miss him or her. So, it is better to keep my phone in 'don't disturb mode', when I need to focus my job. I do it.

Submitted by Moon Wathan on Thu, 08/10/2020 - 15:11

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Yeah, I always switch off my phone when I was teaching in the classroom. If so, I can focus the lessons for my students.

Submitted by Lilly098 on Thu, 08/10/2020 - 05:02

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Partly yes, but mostly no. In case of emergency, I usually turn silent mode on and put away from work instead of switching off. This helps me concentrate on a lot.