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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Submitted by zaherrrr on Sat, 23/03/2024 - 13:09

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I don't close it, but I put it away from me.

Submitted by miwa on Sat, 23/03/2024 - 08:33

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No, I know it's more helpful for focus but I am phone addiction...

Submitted by Ahmed Fawzi on Thu, 21/03/2024 - 05:42

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yes, I always switch off my phone during studying and working.

 

Submitted by DigitalDragon on Fri, 15/03/2024 - 07:46

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I think it's crucial to put our phones on silent mode because nowadays social media notifications can be overwhelming and distract us.

Submitted by cicerocoghi on Wed, 13/03/2024 - 12:06

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Definitely if you would like a good concentration and focus in your aims you need to no distract yourself then switch off your mobile phone and keep it far your way....

Submitted by nooraldeen mustafa on Sat, 24/02/2024 - 19:56

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I rarely switch off my phone; I always put it in silent mode, especially in working meetings and exams for students. 

Submitted by boug on Sat, 24/02/2024 - 19:52

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Yes, I did. The mobile phone is very distracting, and it wastes too much time.

Submitted by NawalKhan on Tue, 20/02/2024 - 11:53

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Yes, I always prefer to switch my mobile phone off while studying or doing any other work that needs focus. I also did this but now I don't have a mobile because it was lost and I haven't bought new mobile yet because I believe that mobile is so disturbing in my life, it makes me divert to my goals, but yeah, I have a laptop for study and working purpose.

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Submitted by Laura-silveiraa on Thu, 15/02/2024 - 00:31

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Kind of , sometimes , but most of the time I don't turn off.

Submitted by patriciafava on Wed, 17/01/2024 - 06:14

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no, I rarely switch off my phone, but I always use the silence mode when I need focus and also to sleep