Friday, September 14, 2012

Asking For, Giving, and Responding to Advices / Suggestions

Standard Competence for SMA:
Mendengarkan:
1. Memahami makna dalam teks percakapan transaksional dan interpersonal resmi dan berlanjut dalam konteks kehidupan sehari-hari.
Berbicara:
3. Mengungkapkan makna dalam teks percakapan transaksional dan interpersonal resmi dan berlanjut dalam konteks kehidupan sehari-hari.

Basic Competence for SMA
Mendengarkan:
1.1 Merespon makna dalam percakapan transaksional (to get things done) dan interpersonal (bersosialisasi) resmi dan berlanjut (sustained) secara akurat, lancar dan berterima dalam konteks kehidupan sehari-hari dan melibatkan tindak tutur: mengusulkan, memohon, mengeluh, membahas kemungkinan atau untuk melakukan sesuatu, dan memerintah.
Berbicara:
3.1 Mengungkapkan makna dalam percakapan transaksional (to get things done) dan interpersonal (bersosialisasi) resmi dan berlanjut (sustained) secara akurat, lancar dan berterima dalam konteks kehidupan sehari-hari dan melibatkan tindak tutur: mengusulkan, memohon, mengeluh, membahas kemungkinan atau untuk melakukan sesuatu, dan memerintah.

Standard Competence for SMK
Berkomunikasi dengan Bahasa Inggris setara Level Elementary.

Basic Competence for SMK
2.6. Memahami instruksi-instruksi sederhana.

In daily occasions, we often come across situations in which it is necessary for us to ask for and make suggestions to a family member, relative, friend, and/or colleague. People need suggestions when they have no idea of what to do. In this post, we are going to learn how to ask for, give, and respond to suggestions in English. Study the following expressions.

Expressions used to ask for and give an advice / suggestion
Asking for an Advice/SuggestionGiving an Advice/Suggestion
  • Do you think I ought to .........?
  • Do you have any idea about how I can ...?
  • What do you think I should .........?
  • Should I try to .........?
  • If you were in my shoes, would you .........?
  • If you were in my situation, how would you .........?
  • Can you give me some advice about ...?
  • What / how do you suggest .........?
  • What do you recommend .........?
  • Do you have any recommendations about .........?
  • Can you recommend .........?
  • (I’d say that) You’d better .........
  • If I were you, I would .........
  • If I were in your shoes, I would .........
  • If I were in your situation, I would .........
  • It would probably a good idea to .........
  • Why don’t you .........?
  • How about .........?
  • Maybe you should .........
  • I advise you to .........
  • My advice is to .........
  • I suggest that we / you .........
  • Let me suggest that we / you .........
  • I recommend that you .........
  • My recommendation is that we / you ..........

Expressions used to respond to an advice / suggestion
AgreeingDisagreeing
  • I agree with you.
  • I think you're right.
  • I couldn't agree more.
  • I think so.
  • That's a good idea.
  • That's right.
  • Thanks. I'll take your advice.
  • That sounds great.
  • No, I don't think so.
  • I disagree with you.
  • That's not a good idea.
  • I understand your point, but I think ....

Exercise: Asking for, giving, and responding to suggestions
1



Woman (asking for a suggestion):
Man (giving a suggestion):

Woman (agreeing):
"......... to the party tonight?"
"You’d better wear the dress that you wore to the prom last month. It looks good on you."
".........."
2


Woman (complaining):
Man (giving a suggestion):
Woman (agreeing):
"I have a bad headache."
"........."
".........."
3


Woman (asking for a suggestion):
Man (giving a suggestion):
Woman (agreeing):
"I want to eat out this evening. .........?"
"........."
".........."

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