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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.
Conversation 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. The best phrase to complete the first sentence in the above dialogue is ....
    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 dialogue, 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. By saying "You’d better wear the dress that you wore to the prom last month", 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
Conversation 2:
Woman: "I’d like to ... about my soup. There’s a fly in it."
Man: "We are terribly sorry for that, madam. We’ll replace it with a new one."
  1. The best word to complete the first sentence in the above dialogue is ....
    1. regret
    2. apologize
    3. consider
    4. reject
    5. complain
  2. In the above dialogue, the man apologizes and ....
    1. gives the woman a suggestion
    2. agrees with the woman’s suggestion
    3. offers to replace the woman's soup
    4. disagrees with the woman
    5. asks for the woman’s opinion
  3. Where does the above dialogue possibly take place?
    1. A restaurant
    2. An office
    3. The post office
    4. A bank
    5. A travel agent
Conversation 3:
Woman: "Oh, this bag is so heavy that I can hardly lift it."
Man: "...?"
Woman: "Thank you. That’s very kind of you."
  1. The best sentence to complete the above dialogue is ....
    1. Can I offer you a lift?
    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?
  2. In the above dialogue, 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
  3. 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
  4. Mark each of the following sentences according to its meaning, as follows:
    AS: If it means "Asking for a Suggestion"
    GS: If it means "Giving a Suggestion"
    RS: If it means "Responding to a Suggestion"

    • What should I do?
    • No, we shouldn't do that.
    • I don't think so.
    • I think you should ask for a suggestion.
    • Let's take his advice.
    • Why don't you have it repaired?
    • What do you think I should do?
    • That's a good idea.
    • Tell me what to do.
    • If I were you, I would stay at home and get some rest.
B. Complete the following 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, read "Asking For, Giving, and Responding to an Advice / Suggestion" Updated: Tue, Oct 6, 2020.

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