Giving advice Revision:
how're things going with…. ? - settle down - present perfect - change my mind -
suggest - why don't + pronoun...? Vocabulary
- to make a suggestion; give advice, (+ ing
- What can I buy Susie for her birthday?- How about a really nice watch?
- How about taking a weekend break in Paris next month?
*Also What about...?how're things going - a) a general question about someone's life; b) a specific question, i.e. a) Hi, how're things going?b) How're things going with your new job? Also: Hi, how's it going?How's it going with your new job?
How's your new job going?(to) settle down -
a) to get a job, live in one place; and, often, to marry, i.e.
b) be quiet, be calm - usually used in this meaning to children.
- You're thirty and still living like a teenager. When are you going to settle down?
Also: He travelled a lot but eventually settled in Denmark.
suggest - to introduce an idea or plan. Four basic structures, i.e.
- The children were running around like crazy all afternoon; I couldn't get them to settle down.
- This class is too noisy, please, settle down.
+ that + clause, i.e.
- I suggest that you see a doctor.
- She suggests that you apply for university now.
+ ing, i.e.
- I suggest seeing a doctor.
- She suggested applying for university now.
+ pronoun, i.e.
- I suggest you see a doctor.
- She suggests you apply for university now.
+ noun, (usually in answer to a question) - What shall we have for dinner this evening? - I suggest pizza. Why don't you…?
- putting forward an idea or giving advice, i.e.
- I can't give up smoking?- Why don't you try chewing nicotine gum?- Where shall we go on holiday this year? How about Greece?'- Why don't we stay in this country and go camping for a change?If I was/were you...
- usually, to give advice, i.e.- I'm exhausted. I had to work a twelve-hour shift.- If I were you I'd find another job.
*rip-off prices. *Verb: to rip someone off; Noun: a rip-off = to cheat; to charge an unfair price
- I wouldn't go to that restaurant if I was you: the service was terrible and they charge