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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I usually leave my phone in vibration mode during my meetings in case someting urgent happens in my external life.

Yes sure. It is very important for everyone to switch off their phones in meeting or in ceremony. Ringing makes others annoying and disturbs the speaker to be continued. Silent your phone before meeting shows your good attitude and how you obey the discipline. How about switching off our phones before important sessions? Let’s focus.

I don´t use to switch my cell phone off, I put it on vibrate mode in case of emergency. :)
I never switch off my mobile phone, I use silent mode and answer calls when I consider it necessary.
Truely, I have never switch off my phone. But reading this, I try to switch off my phone. This is difficult stuff for me.
Yes, I think it is necessary to turn off the mobile phone, not only in the meetings.
Absolutely, every weekday I have the daily meeting with the customers, I always turn off my phone to focus on my work. I only use my phone during the lunch time
I never turn off my cell phone, cause I'm afraid if I'm going to get an important call.
Yeah! I can't focus on my work when my phone is switched on, most of the time I switch it of
Yess sometimes i use this technique, but always i turn off wifi and i put it in silence and this help me to concentrate and stay focused
Switching off my mobile phone when i need to be focus? It's actually a good idea! Why i haven't thought of that earlier while wasting too much time because of interruption ..
No, for me it is not necessary to switch off my mobile phone, but I do like to put it somewhere else or put it on silent mode.
I'm never switched off my phone to help me focus on something, but quiet place really help me to do.
Nowadays. any job is done from a smartphone, the most important thing is to be FOCUSED
Yes I has been switch off your mobile phone to help me focus. Sometimes mobile can be distraction for us to focus on something.
no I never switched off my phone but when I'm doing some important work i use silent mode.
I always switch off my phone when I focus on to study English, also when I sleep I switch off my phone at night.
I never switch off my mobile phone to help me focus, but I often put it on silent mode.
Depends on the situation but usually I use silent mode during work time even though 100 % WAH under the COVID-19 situation.
I never swift off my phone to help me focus.But I always use silent mode when I'm in the meeting.
How do we identify the different of pronunciation between "presented" and "present it"? Could you explain it? Thanks

Hello falacool,

These are quite similar, but generally the grammar of the sentence will prevent any ambiguity. However, there is a difference:

> presented ends with the sound /ɪd/

> present it ends with the sound /ɪt/

 

Peter

The LearnEnglish Team

Yes, I do. I often switch off or turn on "don't disturb" mode to help me focus on what I must to do at that time.

There are applications that motivate. For example, while you are studying, you can grow a tree or fill the ocean with water. This motivates not to touch the phone.
Have a great day

I saw the video and found phrase that is confusing me. Agree even agreed could use both at same situation. May you explain it ?

Hello Karan Narang,

You can use 'agreed' as a way of saying yes. It means the same as 'I agree'.

Paul:  This is the best plan, I think.

John:  Agreed.

Sue:  Yes, I agree.

 

Peter

The LearnEnglish Team

Yes, of course. We need to switch the phone off or silence mode when we are in the meeting. If not phone ring makes annoying other people.
No, I never switch off my phone when I work but I always use silent mode to not disturb me and the other people who are working.
No, I don't switch off my phone, because i use my phone for help me when i find word that i'm not understand.
No. Rarely I my phone off when I focus to my work. Mostly I use silence mode when I focus to my work. Because I got in the habit to use silence mode.