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September 14, 2012

Asking For, Giving, and Responding to an Advice / Suggestion

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.

Asking For, Giving, and Responding to an Advice / Suggestion
I
n 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 a suggestion/advice, how to give a suggestion/advice, how to make a suggestions/advice, and how to respond to a suggestion/advice 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
Complete the following short dialogues.
1Woman:
(asks for a suggestion)
"......... to the party tonight?"
Man:
(gives a suggestion)
"You’d better wear the dress that you wore to the prom last month. It looks good on you."
Woman:
(agrees)
".........."
2Woman:
(complains)
"I have a bad headache."
Man:
(gives a suggestion)
".........."
Woman: (agrees)"........."
3Woman:
(asks for a suggestion)
"I want to eat out this evening. .........?"
Man:
(gives a suggestion)
".........."
Woman:
(agrees)
".........."
To do more exercises on "How to ask for suggestions, give suggestions, respond to suggestions", please proceed to the exercise page.

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