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 Lamya Hatem on Sat, 03/06/2023 - 09:16


Well, I switch it during meetings at work.

Submitted by Marilyn Bustillo on Mon, 29/05/2023 - 09:10


no, we just continue on what we do

Submitted by paolad76 on Wed, 19/04/2023 - 01:47


In my case, I never switch off my mobile, but , the next time I will do that¡¡¡

Submitted by Awa9102000 on Tue, 18/04/2023 - 11:42


I have never switched my phone off so far although I am a very distracted person. Most of the time, I decide to uninstall every application which might distract myself and I waste all my data off then I start working

Submitted by poojat2501 on Wed, 12/04/2023 - 15:18


Yes, I Did for so many times, when I need to focus.

Submitted by esteban_vera on Sun, 26/03/2023 - 12:53


Yes, when I need to focus i switch off my phone, I usually use to pomodoro

Submitted by Papia Mustary on Fri, 24/03/2023 - 10:16


No,I don’t do this.But I keep silent my mobile phone when I focus something.

Submitted by Camtule on Fri, 24/03/2023 - 04:16


Yes, i do. I probably switch off my smartphone when i'm learning.

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Submitted by ThelKo on Mon, 20/03/2023 - 07:05


Apart from very important meetings, I rarely switch off my mobile phone.