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 Novy on Tue, 10/01/2023 - 17:45


Actually, no because all my work depends on using the phone and I can't get things done by time if I'm not using it.

Submitted by Ndrkdbrgnv on Sat, 07/01/2023 - 11:06


No, i didn't. I put my phone away several times but never switched it off.

Submitted by Chuc2004 on Fri, 30/12/2022 - 09:41


I have ever switched off the phone but whenever I want to focus on my work, I use app called "focus planet" to set the period of time that I need to work and take a break

Submitted by richtran on Wed, 28/12/2022 - 09:45


Yes, i used to switch off my phone to focus more on my studies. I am doing the same at the moment. When i turn off my phone, i have to switch off Wi-fi and notifications.

Submitted by Rita25 on Thu, 08/12/2022 - 01:15


We'll I don't switch it off, I just simple put it away to keep me from getting distracted. I find it really difficult to stay focus when my phone is just within my reach, I constantly browse through social media until I wear myself out. It really frustrates me. So when I pull on my serious study mode I just silent the phone and put it away. Works all the time!!. Task gets done in no time.

Submitted by _Angel_ on Thu, 01/12/2022 - 08:04


Well, yes some times I find it very useful to switch off my phone in order not to have any disruptions and be able to focus on my task.

Submitted by Rachel Win on Tue, 22/11/2022 - 09:38


I do not switch off the phone but I focus when I need to.

Submitted by Dr Soe Nyi Nyi on Mon, 21/11/2022 - 15:59


No,but it is a good idea to help me focus.

Submitted by Floxybba6 on Wed, 09/11/2022 - 12:00


I do, sometimes. It depends on what I'm working on. If I don't want to miss a call, I just put it on silent so I can return my calls later.

Submitted by Alyaa Hamada on Mon, 24/10/2022 - 13:10


Yes , sometime I need to focus hard so I switch it