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 EdithF on Fri, 30/07/2021 - 04:42

I don´t use to switch my cell phone off, I put it on vibrate mode in case of emergency. :)
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Submitted by mirtha on Wed, 26/05/2021 - 18:56

I never switch off my mobile phone, I use silent mode and answer calls when I consider it necessary.

Submitted by Veronikka on Tue, 18/05/2021 - 19:20

Yes, I do. I switch off my mobile phone, when I must concentrate in important task.
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Submitted by jgasquez on Mon, 17/05/2021 - 22:10

It's a good practice of Making Suggestions

Submitted by Suraj paliwal on Sat, 15/05/2021 - 12:44

Truely, I have never switch off my phone. But reading this, I try to switch off my phone. This is difficult stuff for me.

Submitted by o-ri-ga-mi on Sat, 08/05/2021 - 02:26

Yes, I think it is necessary to turn off the mobile phone, not only in the meetings.
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Submitted by PuenteD on Thu, 08/04/2021 - 01:15

I don't use cell phone... I lost my focus with a book... ah ah ah...

Submitted by seven Loc on Wed, 07/04/2021 - 05:42

I think we should organize camping in the next month Why not stay for lunch?

Submitted by tvkien on Tue, 30/03/2021 - 15:32

Absolutely, every weekday I have the daily meeting with the customers, I always turn off my phone to focus on my work. I only use my phone during the lunch time