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Giving advice

In this video, Paul and Bob try to help Noelia with a problem. Listen to the language they use for giving advice 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.



Language level

Upper intermediate: B2


i give advice many times.

Most of the time when I got a problem or doubt about something I'd ask my parents or brother. I rely on them at any situations and sure that they might help me to overcome any difficulties.

When I'm buzzeld in my job, I usually ask my boss. In my private life I ask my husband because he agrees with me :). It's a joke! He, my husband, usually give me an other point of view and it helps solving the problem.

Always, I ask my Dad because He is a wise man.

i ask my mom and my friend i think they will know what to do

I have asked for advice from my older sister. I don't like to share my life with anybody. I'm a reserved person. I would like to have the trust to tell my problems and concerns to my parents but I don't feel confort doing that because I think they cannot keep a secret.

Normally I ask my best friend for advise who is a very wise man or my líder from my church. They always have something helpful And amazing to say.

When I need advises, usually I speak with my mother or my father. They quite all the times have given to me good advises, that I followed complete or only partially. Other times, instead, their adivses made me reflecting more about a solution for my problem and I managed finding it.

It depends: if it's an important and personal question (healt, money, etc.) I prefer to ask my relatives; but, about what concerns other subjects, less essential, I prefer to dog on my own.

Nice experience ! Today I learnt which expressions I could use in a more polite way while giving suggestions