Speaking Situations: Making Suggestions

Speaking Situations: Making Suggestions

I think you should. . .

I don't think you should. . .

Maybe you should. . .

Why don't you. . .

Why don't we. . .

Let's. . .

That's a good idea.

Thanks for the advice.

Good suggestion.

Sounds like a good idea.

Conversation Practice

With a partner, practice making suggestions in the following situations:

1. Help your partner decide which item to buy.

2. Warn your partner against doing something.

3. Suggest that your partner change his/her plans.

4. Help your partner make up his/her mind.

5. Suggest doing an activity together.

Sample conversations

A: Should I buy the Porsche or the Ferrari?

B: I think you should buy the Ferrari.

A: Why is that?

B: Because I'd like to borrow it.

A: Why don't you give Daphne a call?

B: Good idea. I haven't seen her for awhile.

A: Maybe you should ask her out.

B: Hmmm. I'll think about it.