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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


Actually, it depends on the situation. I could ask my parents, my brother or my husband for advice. I ask for advice about almost everything, I like to discuss and know other people's opinion before making a decision even when I feel quite sure about something. Obviously, those people must be trustworthy, honest and kind of wise, who could help me make the right choice or decision.

I do usually ask for advice to my friends, parents and teachers depending on different issues.

I generally ask for advice to my friends and family. Sometimes I can also ask for advice to my colleagues about ideas on lesson plans and activities. Asking for advice is useful,it helps you have a good appeciation of things before making a decision. Advice can help us avoid mistakes. I ask for advice because I want to make sure that I am on the right path when I have to do something.Asking for advice can also make me feel more confident.

Good. I've learnt more sentences about giving advice such as:
What do you think I should do?
If I were you, I'd ask her/him
I'm not sure that's a good idea.
Perhaps you could try talking to..........
Why don't you try doing nothing?
I'm not too sure about that.
I tried what you suggested. 

Thanks a lot Ana!

I generally take advice from my teacher. He is a person who solves all my problems in a snap of time both related to personal and professional life or situations i deal with on day to day basis. He has immense knowledge and a great problem solver. I trust him for his