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September 28, 2012

Exercise: Asking For, Giving, and Responding to an Advice or Suggestion

A. Choose the best answer to each question.

  1. Woman: "......... to the party tonight?"
    Man: "You’d better wear the dress that you wore to the prom last month. It looks wonderful on you."
    1. What are you going to wear.
    2. Exercise - Asking For, Giving, and Responding to an Advice or Suggestion
    3. Can I recommend something to wear
    4. Do you have something to wear
    5. What do you think I should wear
    6. Which dress could you wear
  2. In the above dialog, the woman ..........
    1. asks the man for a suggestion
    2. agrees with the man’s suggestion
    3. gives the man a suggestion
    4. disagrees with the man’s suggestion
    5. asks the man about his party
  3. In the above dialog, the man ..........
    1. asks the woman for a suggestion
    2. agrees with the woman’s suggestion
    3. gives the woman a suggestion
    4. disagrees with the woman’s suggestion
    5. invites the woman to a party
  4. Woman: "I’d like to ......... about my soup. There’s a fly in it. What can you do about it?"
    Man: "We are terribly sorry for that, madam. We’ll replace it with a new one."
    1. regret
    2. apologize
    3. consider
    4. reject
    5. complain
  5. In the above dialog, the man .........
    1. regrets the woman’s opinion
    2. agrees with the woman’s suggestion
    3. apologizes to the woman
    4. disagrees with the woman
    5. asks for the woman’s opinion
  6. Where does the above dialog possibly take place?
    1. A restaurant
    2. An office
    3. The post office
    4. A bank
    5. A travel agent
  7. Woman: "Oh, this bag is so heavy that I can hardly lift it."
    Man: ".........?"
    Woman: "Thank you. That’s very kind of you."
    1. Can I make it not heavy?
    2. Can you help me?
    3. Can you do me a favor?
    4. Can I give you a hand?
    5. Can I see the bag for you?
  8. In the above dialog, the man .......
    1. asks the woman’s help
    2. offers to help the woman
    3. asks the woman to help
    4. agrees with the woman’s offer
    5. suggests the woman to help him
  9. What will the man probably do?
    1. carry the woman’s bag
    2. put the woman’s bag
    3. bring his bag to the woman
    4. make the woman’s bag lighter
    5. let the woman carry her bag
  10. Which of the following is used to ask for a suggestion?
    1. What should I do?
    2. I think you shouldn't do that.
    3. I don't think so.
    4. I think you should ask for a suggestion.
    5. Let's take his advice.

B. Complete the sentences using below phrases.


Shall I give - How about baking - needs to be replaced
Why don't we get - should have it checked - should say

  1. Man: It is very hot here. It seems that the air conditioner isn't working.
    Woman: You're right. I think we ....
  2. Woman: My motorcycle wouldn't start. Can you help me?
    Man: Let's check. Maybe the spark plug ....
    Woman: I think so.
  3. Woman: My car is being repaired. I will probably take a bus home this evening.
    Man: ... you a lift?
    Woman: You’re very kind. Thanks.
  4. Man: You are good at English. You know a lot of vocabulary. How did you study?
    Woman: Oh, I think every time you find a new word, you ... it out loud a few times.
  5. Lita: ... some cookies today?
    Alya: That’s a great idea! Let’s prepare the ingredients.
  6. Lita: What do we need to make cookies?
    Alya: Well, flour, sugar, eggs, and butter. Oh, we also need chocolate chips.
    Lita: Great. I think we have it all in the fridge except the chocolate chips.
    Alya: ... some at the store nearby now?
    Lita: Ok, Let's go!
To review how to ask for suggestions, give suggestions, and respond to suggestions, go back to "Asking For, Giving, and Responding to an Advice / Suggestion"

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