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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Average: 5 (2 votes)

Submitted by Khin Khin Htet on Mon, 09/11/2020 - 10:49

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Yes , I usually do my phone in silence mode in Office Meeting and Class ! I never switch off my phone. It is not fine if switch off for me !

Submitted by mrelvinaliyev on Fri, 06/11/2020 - 06:39

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No. When i learn english in this site i do my phone in silent mode.

Submitted by Kaique Machado on Tue, 03/11/2020 - 01:47

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Yes, i have started switch off the phone to starting get more focus to do my lessons

Submitted by mrelvinaliyev on Thu, 29/10/2020 - 06:44

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If i need focus in my work usualy i use silence mode on my phone.

Submitted by mrelvinaliyev on Thu, 29/10/2020 - 06:41

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Yeah.At the Moment i phones off to focus to learn english with this site.Because i use the computer when i do task

Submitted by O'Prata on Tue, 27/10/2020 - 17:46

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It's really difficult to keep the phone off during a meeting but in order not to lose focus we must do it. I found this lesson very diverting because I didn't know that "Let's...", "Why don't you ask..." and "How about..." were forms of making suggestions. I thought only modal verbs as should, would, could, can and so on were eligible for that. Thanks!

Submitted by pabloxje on Sun, 25/10/2020 - 03:14

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No t really, if I need to focus in my work I usually use the silence mode on my cellular phone.

Submitted by alexiaimogen on Wed, 21/10/2020 - 07:02

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Well, I rarely switch off my mobile phone because I'm afraid there are urgent things coming.
:) yes but sometimes it really important just like before starting this course I put my mobile phone in my bag so can't be disturbed :)