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.

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


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 Mihai on Sat, 06/03/2021 - 10:36

yes, I switch off my mobile phone sometimes

Submitted by areeyapeef on Fri, 05/03/2021 - 00:59

I'm never switched off my phone to help me focus on something, but quiet place really help me to do.

Submitted by victor.07 on Thu, 04/03/2021 - 12:11

Yes, but only when i work alone
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Submitted by Marce-English on Wed, 03/03/2021 - 18:20

Nowadays. any job is done from a smartphone, the most important thing is to be FOCUSED

Submitted by PARIMALA MADIAZHAKAN on Wed, 24/02/2021 - 12:35

Yes I has been switch off your mobile phone to help me focus. Sometimes mobile can be distraction for us to focus on something.

Submitted by Zainab Khan on Tue, 16/02/2021 - 04:20

no I never switched off my phone but when I'm doing some important work i use silent mode.

Submitted by PALLAVRPATIL202 on Fri, 12/02/2021 - 12:10

Good one. Basic protocol manners. Well guided. Thanks

Submitted by iammhdzaki on Tue, 09/02/2021 - 05:08

yes I Had ever to turn off my phone for the meeting my organization