Speaking Situations: Making Suggestions

Posted: February 13, 2010 in Materi Bahasa Inggris

Speaking Situations: Making Suggestions

Phrases for these situations

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.


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