jueves, 13 de noviembre de 2014

Making suggestions

We make suggestions when deciding what to do with our friends, or giving them advice on what they might do in a certain situation. Imagine that you would like to go out for an evening with some friends. Which suggestions would you make?
There are a number of formulas used when making suggestions in English. 
We often suggest ideas or things to do. Here are some common examples with seeing a film. You can use the structures to talk about other things, of course.


Ten Expressions to Use In Speaking And Writing

  1. Why don't we go to the cinema?
  2. Let's go to the cinema. What do you think?
  3. How about going to the cinema?
  4. How do you feel about seeing a film?
  5. Fancy seeing a film?
  6. I'd like to see a film. How about you?
  7. We could always see a film.
  8. Why not go and see a film?
  9. Seeing a film's one idea.
  10. It would be nice to see a film.

EXAMPLES:

  • Why don't you / we go to the movies tonight?
  • You / we could visit New York while you're / we're there.
  • Let's go to the travel agent's this afternoon to book our ticket.
  • What about asking your brother for help?
  • How about going to Hawaii for your vacation?
  • I suggest you / we take all the factors into consideration before we decide.

You learn something every day if you pay attention. ~Ray LeBlond