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ASKING & GIVING SUGGESTION

ASKING AND GIVING SUGGESTION

  • Suggest means to present a suggestion that is to introduce or propose an idea or a plan for consideration
  • Suggestions are abstract and can be in form of solutions, advice, plan, and idea.
  • Suggest means to propose a plan. It can be accepted or refused.

 

Asking Suggestion (meminta saran) Giving Suggestion (member saran)
  • Do you have any ideas for me?
  • Do you have any suggestions for me?
  • Do you have any advice for me?
  • Would you mind giving me your suggestion?
  • Can you tell me what I should do?
  • What should I do?
  • You should + V1
  • You had better + V1
  • You ought to + V1
  • I advise you to + V1
  • I suggest you to + V1
  • I recommend you to + V1

 

Dialog 1

Anton   :  I have a serious problem today. I have just lost my driver license.
Shally  :  Don’t be so sad my friend, let us search it around the park.
Anton   :  I have looked for it for hours but I do not find it, do you have some ideas?
Shally :  You had better tell the securities to announce it to other students.
Anton   :  Yeah, that sounds good. I do hope it helps.

Dialog 2
Tami   : Hi Clàudia, You look worried. What’s the matter?
Aufa  : Er.. it’s nothing.
Tami   : Is it the exam tomorrow? You shouldn’t worry. You’ll pass easily.
Aufa  : I know. Tami : Come on, tell me. What are you worried about?
Aufa  : OK… it’s Mark. I think he has started smoking. I was talking to him yesterday about this topic and he told me that he isn’t smoking.
Tami   : That’s serious. What are you going to do?
Aufa   : I’m not sure. I should tell someone. What do you think I should do?
Tami   : If I were you, I’d speak to his older sister. She’s really friendly.
Aufa  : I’ve never met her. Can you come with me?
Tami   : Yes, of course. Let’s go and find her.

Dialog 3
Aufa   : I have a serious problem today. I have just lost my wallet.
Tami   : Don’t be so sad my friend, let us search it around the park.
Aufa   : I have looked for it for hours but I do not find it, do you have some ideas?
Tami   : You had better tell the securities to announce it to other students.
Aufa   : Yeah, that sounds good. I do hope it helps.
Tami   : Let’s go.. !

Dialog 4
Tami   : Aufa.., Do you have any idea about which one shold I buy for him ?
Aufa   : Mmmm.., I suggest you to buy something like a football team’s fan merchandise .. Because usually a boy loved football, right ?
Tami   : That’s a good idea.. Let’s search for it..!
Which one is better..? Red or Blue ?
Aufa   : I think red should be better.., but it’s up to you.
Tami   : I’ll take the red one, then. Thank you .

 

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