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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Language level

A1 English level (elementary)

Submitted by berkayak on Tue, 27/09/2022 - 09:45


Yes, sometimes I turn the internet off to focus more. Especially WP sometimes can be really disturbing.

Submitted by J-Castle on Thu, 22/09/2022 - 11:53


Do you ever switch off your mobile phone to help you focus?
Yes, if I need to do something important with a deadline almost over (out of time) I switch off my mobile phone and I hang a post-it on the the desk or the screen side with the words « Not disturb »

Submitted by Kelyoh on Wed, 14/09/2022 - 21:26


sometimes I do but this days is no easy switch off the phone, so sad

Submitted by patipatka34 on Wed, 14/09/2022 - 11:36


Yes, I do that sometimes but usually, I forget about this and then, unfortunately, I am distracted. I must fix it quickly!

Submitted by ekanayake on Sat, 24/09/2022 - 23:47

In reply to by Ehaboov


yeah its difficult to do that. but I always try

Submitted by Sofía02 on Wed, 06/07/2022 - 17:26


No, because i don't have a cell phone right now.

Submitted by SaniyaJ on Sat, 11/06/2022 - 06:17


Usually, I put my phone on silent mode when I m taking a class at university and put it in my bag to avoid distractions. During my studies at home, I also put the phone far away to focus. It really helps in focus.

Submitted by sameh5 on Sat, 04/06/2022 - 10:23


i don`t switch off my mobile phone to help me focus but i put it in mute mode

Submitted by Ansam Yousef on Thu, 02/06/2022 - 14:51


Yes , I always switch my phone in meating work

Submitted by Mohaned Sinada on Wed, 01/06/2022 - 11:10


I never switch off phone in the meeting sometime call will coming.

Submitted by jyoti Chaudhary on Sat, 28/05/2022 - 12:50


Do you ever switch off your mobile phone to help you focus?

no, I'm not a distracted person, I am always on my phone before doing my job and I always focus on my work without wasting time on my mobile. it has been a long time since I have ever use social media apps.

Submitted by Hanon_W on Wed, 25/05/2022 - 16:51


Yes, especially at the tme of the study because the phone distracts my focus

Submitted by ssudhakar208 on Tue, 24/05/2022 - 13:35


Nope, I used to keep the mobile phone in silent. But in office meetings, always kept my phone away for no disturbances.

Submitted by smasem2018 on Sat, 21/05/2022 - 18:30


I think it is a priority to switch off your phone when you want to focus in something , even to enjoy your cup of coffee =)

Submitted by Bena - Mustafa on Wed, 18/05/2022 - 12:37


yes ,sometimes I switch off my phone .

Submitted by NDK on Wed, 18/05/2022 - 07:15


Shall we go on our next lessons? Agreed, Good idea.

Submitted by meeryam.a on Mon, 16/05/2022 - 10:57


Shall I switch off my mobile phone to get focus

Submitted by Waleed kasem on Thu, 12/05/2022 - 21:53


I always switch my phone off when I have a meeting. It's not respectful to stay your phone on.

Submitted by saroja2275 on Mon, 02/05/2022 - 08:24


No I won't swift of the phone. I' m afraid I would receive an urgent call. So it's depending on us to focusing on something important.

Submitted by hoquyly14112 on Fri, 15/04/2022 - 09:29


Switch off the phone when wanting focus, I think its a good way, i will try it

Submitted by vusal.ganbarov on Thu, 24/02/2022 - 12:02


Yess, usually we all switch off phones before meeting starts.

Submitted by Philemon on Tue, 22/02/2022 - 19:18


No, I don't. I often use it to track whatever I'm doing.

Submitted by Mikac on Tue, 25/01/2022 - 18:20


I don't always switch my phone, actually sometimes I play music and than do my homework.

multi tasking causes you achieve less than you excepted but single tasking direct your energies and mental focus to one thing that you want to do.

Submitted by jyoti Chaudhary on Mon, 24/01/2022 - 15:12


I use these phrases in my daily conversation. It is very helpful for me. Thank you very much for your help.

Submitted by TharHtetAung on Thu, 13/01/2022 - 08:24


great, I will use them in suggestion

Submitted by raviex2015 on Thu, 06/01/2022 - 09:07


No, I don't switch off my phone. It's a bad habit. I shall have to change it.

Submitted by doutor182 on Thu, 06/01/2022 - 03:47


No, sometimes I switch on my phone on when I am studying. Actually, I need to change this habit.

Submitted by Thein Htet Zaw on Thu, 30/12/2021 - 03:03


No, I don't because I don't want to miss someone call me.

Submitted by Kamelbenslimane on Tue, 28/12/2021 - 10:56


No, I didn't switch off mu phone when I'm working

Submitted by Mobim on Wed, 22/12/2021 - 11:05


Thats is great content. I studies every day for fluency speaking.

Submitted by TRD on Sun, 19/12/2021 - 10:50


I often do that in official meeting to respect all of the people that are present in the meeting.

Submitted by orineth on Mon, 13/12/2021 - 02:20


I never used to switch off the mobile phones to get focus in the meetings. So all the time I am facing the issue because of that. I felt it is a good idea to switch off the mobile phone while we are in meetings. It can make us free from the interruptions made by it.

Submitted by mehmetefendy on Tue, 30/11/2021 - 08:57


I very rarely do that

Submitted by Suraj paliwal on Mon, 29/11/2021 - 09:40


Yes, I frequently switch off my phone when I doing some important work. With phone you can't focus anything so switch off this and relax.

Submitted by estelabarozzi on Thu, 25/11/2021 - 23:31


Fortunately! Because I need to learning english more fast

Submitted by Sagoon on Thu, 25/11/2021 - 14:48


Of course because Phone make me can't concentrate with anything

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


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


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


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


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


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