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 Laura-silveiraa on Thu, 15/02/2024 - 00:31


Kind of , sometimes , but most of the time I don't turn off.

Submitted by patriciafava on Wed, 17/01/2024 - 06:14


no, I rarely switch off my phone, but I always use the silence mode when I need focus and also to sleep

Submitted by srea on Sat, 13/01/2024 - 16:42


Sometimes I switch off my phone and sometimes not.

Submitted by Imane Al herchi on Thu, 11/01/2024 - 12:35


Hi, no I don't switch off my phone when I'm working, and to be honest it's distracting, especially the urge to check Instagram constantly.

Submitted by ddddsky on Tue, 09/01/2024 - 05:18


No, I rarely switch off my phone. I often use do-not-disturb mode if I need to focus.

Submitted by cgfcabral on Wed, 03/01/2024 - 16:23


I've already switched off my cell phone during a job interview.

Submitted by MABCAN on Fri, 22/12/2023 - 16:58


Switching off my mobile phone depends on the importance or difficulty of the task that I'm doing. For instance, When I prepare for the IELTS exam, especially in speaking and listening skills, I turn off my phone, because I need to be fully focused. While doing my daily bases job, I do not need to switch off my phone.

Submitted by Slahnibrass1991 on Sat, 02/12/2023 - 20:07


some time according of the importance of chat on phone