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11 October, 2011

Suggestions

Filed under: Suggestions — csa1 @ 18:06

Structures :

  • Shall I open the window ? 
  • Shall we go to the cinema? 
  • What about playing scrabble ? 
  • How about going for a walk ? 
  • Let’s go to the theatre! 
  • Let me give you a good piece of advice. 
  • Go and see a doctor. 
  • We can / could sing
  • You ought to / ought not to do this. 
  • You should / shouldn’t do that. 
  • We should watch a film / movie. 
  • You needn’t do it. 
  • You’d better do it now than wait till later. 
  • If I were you, I’d do it now. 
  • I suggest doing this / his doing this / that someone should … 
  • I advise him to phone. 
  • The best / worst thing for you to do is to … 
  • It’s about time you did … 

Tasks : 

  • Vous souhaitez que votre professeur organise un voyage en Angleterre. Faites lui des suggestions et pensez à lui poser toutes les questions possibles : date, lieu, coût, moyen de transport, hébergement, activités, etc…

  • Aimeriez-vous vous rendre aux USA ? Dites pourquoi et réagissez aux suggestions que vous fera votre professeur. Vous pouvez aussi lui demander des précisions  sur certains lieux, sur la durée du séjour et sur certains modes d’hébergement.  

More help : 

Some advice / a piece of advice  This suggests that … 

That suggested to me the idea of …  At the suggestion of my brother… 

On your suggestion ..  Suggestive of 

To propose sth / doing sth / that … should …  A proposal (for) 

To advocate doing sth  To recommend sth / to do sth / sb to do sth 

To hint : I hinted that he should work harder  To give sb a hint 

To give sb  a clue 

(sth: something, sb: somebody, so : someone) 

Persuasion 

Structures: 

-          to get sb to do sth  -          to have sb do sth 

-          to make sb do sth  -          to persuade / convince sb of sth/ to do sth / that … 

-          to talk / bully / coax / force / threaten / frighten sb into doing sth 

persuasion  persuasiveness 

persuasive  convincing manner 

to induce sb to do sth  to attract sb 

attractive  to appeal to sb 

 

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