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Making suggestions

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Making suggestions

  1. 1. MAKING AND RESPONDING TOMAKING AND RESPONDING TO SUGGESTIONSSUGGESTIONS Making suggestions:Making suggestions:  I think we should+ infinitiveI think we should+ infinitive  WhatWhat about +-ingabout +-ing/How/How about+-ingabout+-ing  Why don't we+infinitiveWhy don't we+infinitive  Why not +infinitiveWhy not +infinitive  Shall we +infinitiveShall we +infinitive  Let's+infinitiveLet's+infinitive
  2. 2. examplesexamples Making suggestions:Making suggestions:  I think we should talk to himI think we should talk to him  WhatWhat aboutabout buybuyinging her a new coat?her a new coat?  HowHow aboutabout gogoinging to the cinema?to the cinema?  WhyWhy don'tdon't wewe speakspeak English in class?English in class?  Why not have a goWhy not have a go at making a cuppaat making a cuppa yourself?yourself?  ShallShall wewe meetmeet tonight?tonight?  Let's haveLet's have sth to eat.sth to eat.
  3. 3. Supporting suggestions:Supporting suggestions:  That's a good/great/fantastic... ideaThat's a good/great/fantastic... idea  Yeah, Why not?Yeah, Why not?  I'd love to.I'd love to.  Yes, Let's....Yes, Let's.... Supporting suggestions:Supporting suggestions:  That's a good/great/fantastic/nice...That's a good/great/fantastic/nice... ideaidea  I was thinking exactly that myselfI was thinking exactly that myself  Good ideaGood idea  Yeah, Why not?Yeah, Why not?  I'd love to.I'd love to.  Yes/yeah, Let's (do that)....Yes/yeah, Let's (do that)....  That would be worth tryingThat would be worth trying
  4. 4. Supporting suggestions:Supporting suggestions:  That's a good/great/fantastic... ideaThat's a good/great/fantastic... idea  Yeah, Why not?Yeah, Why not?  I'd love to.I'd love to.  Yes, Let's....Yes, Let's.... Not supporting suggestions:Not supporting suggestions:  Sorry, I don't think that's a (really)Sorry, I don't think that's a (really) good ideagood idea  I'm afraid but....I'm afraid but....  I'd love to but.....I'd love to but.....  Well, I'd rather...Well, I'd rather...  I don't feel like it.I don't feel like it.  I don't think it will work.I don't think it will work.  I don't think I can.I don't think I can.  Do you think so?Do you think so?  I'm not very keen on (+-ing)I'm not very keen on (+-ing)
  5. 5. Supporting suggestions:Supporting suggestions:  That's a good/great/fantastic... ideaThat's a good/great/fantastic... idea  Yeah, Why not?Yeah, Why not?  I'd love to.I'd love to.  Yes, Let's....Yes, Let's.... Making a different suggestion:Making a different suggestion:  Why don't.....Why don't.....insteadinstead??  How about.....How about.....insteadinstead??  I think we should...I think we should...insteadinstead..  Perhaps/Maybe....Perhaps/Maybe....
  6. 6. Supporting suggestions:Supporting suggestions:  That's a good/great/fantastic... ideaThat's a good/great/fantastic... idea  Yeah, Why not?Yeah, Why not?  I'd love to.I'd love to.  Yes, Let's....Yes, Let's.... Making a different suggestion:Making a different suggestion:  Why don't.....Why don't.....insteadinstead??  How about.....How about.....insteadinstead??  I think we should...I think we should...insteadinstead..  Perhaps/Maybe....Perhaps/Maybe....

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