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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Submitted by Mikac on Tue, 25/01/2022 - 18:20


I don't always switch my phone, actually sometimes I play music and than do my homework.

Submitted by jyoti Chaudhary on Mon, 24/01/2022 - 15:12


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

Submitted by TharHtetAung on Thu, 13/01/2022 - 08:24


great, I will use them in suggestion

Submitted by raviex2015 on Thu, 06/01/2022 - 09:07


No, I don't switch off my phone. It's a bad habit. I shall have to change it.

Submitted by doutor182 on Thu, 06/01/2022 - 03:47


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

Submitted by Thein Htet Zaw on Thu, 30/12/2021 - 03:03


No, I don't because I don't want to miss someone call me.

Submitted by Kamelbenslimane on Tue, 28/12/2021 - 10:56


No, I didn't switch off mu phone when I'm working

Submitted by Mobim on Wed, 22/12/2021 - 11:05


Thats is great content. I studies every day for fluency speaking.

Submitted by TRD on Sun, 19/12/2021 - 10:50


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

Submitted by orineth on Mon, 13/12/2021 - 02:20


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.

Submitted by mehmetefendy on Tue, 30/11/2021 - 08:57


I very rarely do that

Submitted by Suraj paliwal on Mon, 29/11/2021 - 09:40


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.

Submitted by estelabarozzi on Thu, 25/11/2021 - 23:31


Fortunately! Because I need to learning english more fast

Submitted by Sagoon on Thu, 25/11/2021 - 14:48


Of course because Phone make me can't concentrate with anything

Submitted by masanchezd on Sat, 13/11/2021 - 12:50


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

Submitted by ema sab on Thu, 04/11/2021 - 20:58


it's funny I'm 19 years old and I still don't have a phone I only have a PC

Submitted by ANOUAR on Wed, 27/10/2021 - 10:42


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

Submitted by Ray Tam on Tue, 26/10/2021 - 00:34


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

Submitted by LamVanPhuong on Sun, 17/10/2021 - 14:01


yeah that's a good idea but i have never done that

Submitted by MonicaJ on Sat, 16/10/2021 - 07:34


I usually leave my phone in vibration mode during my meetings in case someting urgent happens in my external life.

Submitted by Julia Han. on Sun, 10/10/2021 - 09:41


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.

Submitted by EdithF on Fri, 30/07/2021 - 04:42

I don´t use to switch my cell phone off, I put it on vibrate mode in case of emergency. :)

Submitted by mirtha on Wed, 26/05/2021 - 18:56

I never switch off my mobile phone, I use silent mode and answer calls when I consider it necessary.

Submitted by Veronikka on Tue, 18/05/2021 - 19:20

Yes, I do. I switch off my mobile phone, when I must concentrate in important task.

Submitted by jgasquez on Mon, 17/05/2021 - 22:10

It's a good practice of Making Suggestions

Submitted by Suraj paliwal on Sat, 15/05/2021 - 12:44

Truely, I have never switch off my phone. But reading this, I try to switch off my phone. This is difficult stuff for me.

Submitted by Diana Horta on Sat, 08/05/2021 - 02:26

Yes, I think it is necessary to turn off the mobile phone, not only in the meetings.

Submitted by PuenteD on Thu, 08/04/2021 - 01:15

I don't use cell phone... I lost my focus with a book... ah ah ah...

Submitted by seven Loc on Wed, 07/04/2021 - 05:42

I think we should organize camping in the next month Why not stay for lunch?

Submitted by tvkien on Tue, 30/03/2021 - 15:32

Absolutely, every weekday I have the daily meeting with the customers, I always turn off my phone to focus on my work. I only use my phone during the lunch time

Submitted by AbdelmalekBC on Mon, 29/03/2021 - 02:47

I never turn off my cell phone, cause I'm afraid if I'm going to get an important call.

Submitted by zezosameh on Sun, 28/03/2021 - 17:02

Yeah! I can't focus on my work when my phone is switched on, most of the time I switch it of

Submitted by Nader Ahmed on Sat, 27/03/2021 - 13:47

Yes, of course, I do it many times per day when I go to pray.

Submitted by Giuliana on Mon, 15/03/2021 - 16:37

Yess sometimes i use this technique, but always i turn off wifi and i put it in silence and this help me to concentrate and stay focused

Submitted by MikhailZatopliaev on Mon, 15/03/2021 - 00:07

It is ok for me when my phone in silent regime all time.

Submitted by hoanthuc123 on Sun, 14/03/2021 - 15:46

Switching off my mobile phone when i need to be focus? It's actually a good idea! Why i haven't thought of that earlier while wasting too much time because of interruption ..

Submitted by Angel Ramirez on Mon, 08/03/2021 - 03:41

No, for me it is not necessary to switch off my mobile phone, but I do like to put it somewhere else or put it on silent mode.

Submitted by Mihai on Sat, 06/03/2021 - 10:36

yes, I switch off my mobile phone sometimes

Submitted by areeyapeef on Fri, 05/03/2021 - 00:59

I'm never switched off my phone to help me focus on something, but quiet place really help me to do.

Submitted by victor.07 on Thu, 04/03/2021 - 12:11

Yes, but only when i work alone

Submitted by Marce-English on Wed, 03/03/2021 - 18:20

Nowadays. any job is done from a smartphone, the most important thing is to be FOCUSED

Submitted by PARIMALA MADIAZHAKAN on Wed, 24/02/2021 - 12:35

Yes I has been switch off your mobile phone to help me focus. Sometimes mobile can be distraction for us to focus on something.

Submitted by Zainab Khan on Tue, 16/02/2021 - 04:20

no I never switched off my phone but when I'm doing some important work i use silent mode.

Submitted by PALLAVRPATIL202 on Fri, 12/02/2021 - 12:10

Good one. Basic protocol manners. Well guided. Thanks

Submitted by iammhdzaki on Tue, 09/02/2021 - 05:08

yes I Had ever to turn off my phone for the meeting my organization