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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Language level

Beginner: A1
No, I'm not the kind of person that is often glued to the mobile phone. I rarely take it when I go out. And even when I was at university, I used to look at it a few minutes during the break to check my messages and emails. So, I think I don't need to switch it off to concentrate or focus. Even when I'm home, most of the time it is in silent mode, so that I look at it when it suits me and if I miss some calls, I just call them back.
Nope, actually I just turn 'don't disturb' mode to help me focus and it's work for me to stay focus because chats and notifications isn't pop up
This topic is so interesting. I will try to speak those aspects related to making suggestions in English more often. Thank you
Nope, never done that before. However, my phone sometimes hampers me to do what I need. I'm a little bit addicted to social media )) On the other hand, I can miss some important call if my phone would be switched off. I try to train my self-control and don't distract my attention the phone
yes.i often switch off my phone when i wanna stay alone and self study in my room.whatever thank you so much for your lessons.i get new phrases.
Yes, I need to switch off my mobile phone while I am sitting at home study by myself. It is very difficult to focus while alone with a smart phone by side. But I find it is very easy to switch off my phone when I have a meeting or class and in the cinema. Study papers show this is because the cost for been supervised is very low when people stay alone.
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