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.

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 Tuba.ba on Mon, 18/09/2023 - 22:35

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No, I'm not doing that. I don't think this is a good idea. If I want to focus on something I leave my phone in the other room. After work, I check my calls and messages. I don't want to miss important calls or messages.

Submitted by betelf on Sat, 16/09/2023 - 20:24

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Yes, occasionally. I don't want to miss important calls or messages.

Submitted by aminaNBA on Thu, 14/09/2023 - 09:50

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Nowadays, there are many things that can distract you from focusing on your work. The biggest culprit is the smartphone because it's so easy to pick up, making it hard to finish your work effectively. Here are some tips to help you stay focused on your work:

- Why not try turning off your smartphone for 1 hour each day?

- Another suggestion is to work with the Pomodoro technique.

- Lastly, you need to work in a good environment with a team."

Submitted by biomusty on Thu, 14/09/2023 - 00:56

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I have a distractibility. therefore I never focus

I use the Pomodoro technique with an app, so I keep my phone on at all times. Rather than switching it off, consider utilizing productivity tools to boost your efficiency and concentration. Your phone can be a valuable asset when used appropriately.

Submitted by manish87102 on Wed, 13/09/2023 - 15:09

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Yes, I switch off my mobile phone Most of the time when I need to focus. mobile phones are the biggest distraction in today's world. I try to keep them away whenever I am focusing on something. Keeping your mobile phone away helps you deep dive into your work and helps you brainstorm without any interruption.

Submitted by Toan3002 on Wed, 06/09/2023 - 16:34

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I usually switch off my phone before self-learning. Therefore, I feel more focused :))

Submitted by Kasiazlota87im on Wed, 06/09/2023 - 10:12

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I quite often switch off my mobile phone when I need to focus on something important for me.

Submitted by itadeo11 on Tue, 05/09/2023 - 04:33

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I had not thought of that, but I gonna to try to turn my phone off