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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Hello Karan Narang,

You can use 'agreed' as a way of saying yes. It means the same as 'I agree'.

Paul:  This is the best plan, I think.

John:  Agreed.

Sue:  Yes, I agree.

 

Peter

The LearnEnglish Team

Submitted by Pann Nilar Htun on Fri, 18/12/2020 - 05:09

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Yes, of course. We need to switch the phone off or silence mode when we are in the meeting. If not phone ring makes annoying other people.

Submitted by serena93 on Wed, 16/12/2020 - 20:52

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No, I never switch off my phone when I work but I always use silent mode to not disturb me and the other people who are working.

Submitted by heri sinaga on Mon, 14/12/2020 - 05:30

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No, I don't switch off my phone, because i use my phone for help me when i find word that i'm not understand.

Submitted by mrelvinaliyev on Thu, 26/11/2020 - 15:58

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No. Rarely I my phone off when I focus to my work. Mostly I use silence mode when I focus to my work. Because I got in the habit to use silence mode.

Submitted by sheebix on Tue, 24/11/2020 - 06:15

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im sorry could you tell me why the video cant be played?

Hello sheebix,

I'm not sure why the video isn't playing for you! I've checked the page and it is functioning correctly, so the issue must be a local one. This may be a question of compatibility, so first try using a different device to see if you can access the material that way. Sometimes certain devices do not play certain content, especially mobile devices.

If that does not solve the problem then you might check your settings, especially security settings. You may have a firewall blocking certain content, for example.

Good luck!

 

Peter

The LearnEnglish Team

Submitted by hossein.khosravi on Mon, 23/11/2020 - 15:29

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we can turn off our cellphones for less than 30 minutes but for longer we can't

Submitted by karim.medusa on Fri, 13/11/2020 - 03:48

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sometimes that I need more focus