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 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.

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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