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 (3 votes)

Submitted by masanchezd on Sat, 13/11/2021 - 12:50

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I always swithc off my mobile to be more attentive to my work avoiding distractions

Submitted by ema sab on Thu, 04/11/2021 - 20:58

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it's funny I'm 19 years old and I still don't have a phone I only have a PC

Submitted by ANOUAR on Wed, 27/10/2021 - 10:42

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Yes because it minimize distruction from recieving notifications and help me focus in my studies.

Submitted by Ray Tam on Tue, 26/10/2021 - 00:34

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I would like everyone to switch off mobil phone at meeting. It’s good attitude and having higher concentration to the speaker.

Submitted by LamVanPhuong on Sun, 17/10/2021 - 14:01

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yeah that's a good idea but i have never done that

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Submitted by MonicaJ on Sat, 16/10/2021 - 07:34

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I usually leave my phone in vibration mode during my meetings in case someting urgent happens in my external life.

Submitted by Julia Han. on Sun, 10/10/2021 - 09:41

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Yes sure. It is very important for everyone to switch off their phones in meeting or in ceremony. Ringing makes others annoying and disturbs the speaker to be continued. Silent your phone before meeting shows your good attitude and how you obey the discipline. How about switching off our phones before important sessions? Let’s focus.

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

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I don´t use to switch my cell phone off, I put it on vibrate mode in case of emergency. :)