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 cicerocoghi on Sun, 19/03/2023 - 10:37


Yes...I put my mobile phone off when I want to be focused. Mobile phone lets us completely distraction and apprehensive.

I agree with you, but i'm sorry, i just want to contribute my idea, i think you used the wrong grammar. Because, as far as i see, "distraction" is a noun, and "apprehensive" is an adjective, they are not parallel when you use "and", so i suggest that, you can write "distractive" in stead of "distraction" :))

Submitted by quykaba11062002 on Fri, 17/03/2023 - 04:49


i never switched off my phone while i am working , maybe i have to change my bad habit to get more efficient time works

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Submitted by julia.LENCINA1 on Mon, 20/02/2023 - 15:28


no, I never turn off my movil phone to focus

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Submitted by Rekk on Thu, 19/01/2023 - 16:33


I usually switch off my phone during my study. It helps me a lot to focus on lessons.

Submitted by Abrarhussain on Sat, 14/01/2023 - 22:06


Yes, during my online English class. I switch off my mobile phone to help me focus.