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 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.