GIVING ADVICE

A list of useful expressions for the language function of giving advice and recommendations to other people.

Elementary

  1. (I think/I really think) you need to/must/should …
  2. How about …?
  3. It is usually a good idea to …
  4. My suggestion/advice is (to) …
  5. Why don’t you …?
  6. You could (try) …
  7. You probably/definitely/really should ...

Pre-intermediate

  1. Have you tried …?
  2. I (would) (strongly) suggest/advise that …
  3. If I was/were you, I’d …
  4. In my experience, … works really well.
  5. It’s generally best/a good idea to…
  6. One idea is to …
  7. One thing you could/should/have to do is …
  8. The best/most important thing (to do) is to …

Intermediate

  1. … might work.
  2. … would probably work.
  3. … (always) works for me.
  4. If I was/were in your place, I’d …
  5. If that happened to me/In that case/If I had that problem, I’d …
  6. My (main/personal) recommendation is/would be …
  7. You’d better …
  8. In this (kind of) situation, I (would) always recommend/advise …

Upper Intermediate

  1. (If I was/were) in that (that kind of) situation, I’d …
  2. Have you thought about …?
  3. If it was/were me, I’d …
  4. Make sure you (don’t) …
  5. The sooner you … the better.
  6. Whatever you do, …
  7. Your only option is to …
  8. You have no choice but to …

 

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English teacher at IES Joan Solà.
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One Response to GIVING ADVICE

  1. Míriam Regué Hernández says:

    Hi Female, 19
    I think that the problem is the comunication of your relationship, because i see that you need more love and your partner not express his feelings. I think you should bring your relationship in love therapy. If i were you, i’d do a lot of things because your partner express more his feeligs and more things, unless you could end a relationship because in the future i think that your relation will end.
    see you soon.
    Míriam

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