ESOL Sd/E3.1e Make suggestions, give advice
Sd/E3.1e Make suggestions, give advice
(i) Use suitable phrases for:
(a) making suggestions, either inclusive or exclusive of the speaker. Example: Make suggestions: Let's go shopping. That's a good idea. Shall we have fish and chips?
(b) giving advice.
(c) asking for advice and suggestions. Example: Ask a friend for advice about a housing problem: What should I do? How about looking for a new flat? Yes, I think I'll have to do that.
(d) accepting and rejecting advice and suggestions. Example: What would you do? I think you should go to the housing office. I've already tried that and it didn't work.
(ii) Be aware of the importance of polite intonation with all of the above, and apply this. Ask for advice from a careers officer: Can you give me some advice about job interviews?
(iii) Know that, in rejecting advice and suggestions, it is often necessary to give a reason, and do so, where appropriate