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

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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

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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

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

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

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

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

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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

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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

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great, I will use them in suggestion

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

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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

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