TESOL/Advice

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Can I give you some advice?

Key sentences

Giving advice Accepting or Rejecting Advice
Do you mind if I give you some advice? Sure, go ahead.
Sure, what is it?
Giving advice Accepting or Rejecting Advice
It's about (noun or gerund). Mhm?
Giving advice Accepting or Rejecting Advice
Maybe you should (verb). Thanks for the advice. I'll try that.
Thanks, but I'm not so sure.

Drills

Say these sentences without looking.

It's about (noun or gerund).
noun or gerund sentence
getting to work It's about getting to work.
your driving It's about your driving.
the soup It's about the soup.
how you eat It's about how you eat.
Maybe you should (verb).
verb sentence
take an earlier train Maybe you should take an earlier train.
drive more slowly Maybe you should drive more slowly.
use less salt Maybe you should use less salt.
not skip breakfast Maybe you should not skip breakfast.

Example

Practice this conversation.

Giving advice Accepting or Rejecting Advice
Do you mind if I give you some advice? Sure, go ahead.
Giving advice Accepting or Rejecting Advice
It's about (getting to work). Mhm?
Giving advice Accepting or Rejecting Advice
Maybe you should (take an earlier train). Thanks for the advice. I'll try that.

Change partners. Use your imagination and change the sentences.

Exercise

Use your imagination. Make your own conversation.

Giving advice Accepting or Rejecting Advice

Do you mind if I give you some advice?

Sure, go ahead.

Giving advice Accepting or Rejecting Advice
It's about .... Mhm?
Giving advice Accepting or Rejecting Advice
Maybe you should .... Thanks for the advice. I'll try that.

Change partners. Use your imagination and make another conversation.

Practice

Giving advice Accepting or Rejecting Advice
Imagine your partner is you friend and has one of these problems and give some advice:
  • bad driver
  • always late
  • bad cook
  • forgetful
Accept or reject their advice.

Further study


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