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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Usually, I put my phone on silent mode when I m taking a class at university and put it in my bag to avoid distractions. During my studies at home, I also put the phone far away to focus. It really helps in focus.

Do you ever switch off your mobile phone to help you focus?

no, I'm not a distracted person, I am always on my phone before doing my job and I always focus on my work without wasting time on my mobile. it has been a long time since I have ever use social media apps.

Nope, I used to keep the mobile phone in silent. But in office meetings, always kept my phone away for no disturbances.

I think it is a priority to switch off your phone when you want to focus in something , even to enjoy your cup of coffee =)

I always switch my phone off when I have a meeting. It's not respectful to stay your phone on.

No I won't swift of the phone. I' m afraid I would receive an urgent call. So it's depending on us to focusing on something important.

I use these phrases in my daily conversation. It is very helpful for me. Thank you very much for your help.

No, sometimes I switch on my phone on when I am studying. Actually, I need to change this habit.

I often do that in official meeting to respect all of the people that are present in the meeting.

I never used to switch off the mobile phones to get focus in the meetings. So all the time I am facing the issue because of that. I felt it is a good idea to switch off the mobile phone while we are in meetings. It can make us free from the interruptions made by it.

Yes, I frequently switch off my phone when I doing some important work. With phone you can't focus anything so switch off this and relax.

I always swithc off my mobile to be more attentive to my work avoiding distractions

Yes because it minimize distruction from recieving notifications and help me focus in my studies.

I would like everyone to switch off mobil phone at meeting. It’s good attitude and having higher concentration to the speaker.

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.