Asking for and Giving Advice

Asking for Advice Phrases

  • What do you think I should do?
  • What do you suggest?
  • What would you do ( in this situation)?
  • What would you do if you were me?

Giving Advice Phrases

  • I think you should get ...
  • Maybe you should try...
  • Why don't you...
  • If I were you, I would...
  • Make sure that...
  • I don't think you should...
  • You ought to...
  • You ought not to..
  • If I were in your position, I would...
  • If I were in your shoes, I would...
  • You had better...
  • Whatever you do... 

Dialogue- Advice

Andrew: I'm a terrible at English and I should do something about it. What do you suggest?

Karen: You should try this blog. It is a fantastic blog.

Andrew: I've heard about it, but What do you think I should start with?

Karen: You'd better start with the lessons. Then, try the activities.

Things to remember: 

  • You use should and ought to when you are trying to say something is advisable
                 For example: 
                                     You should buy a pen. or You ought to buy a pen. (It would be good if you buy a pen, but not urgent)

    • You use had better when you are giving urgent, strong advise.
                         For example:
                                             You had better buy a pen.


    1. Watch the video about different situations in movies trailers.

    2. Complete this activitie in Quia. Click the link below: 
    What should I do?

    3. Complete this quiz:  
    Giving Advice


     Talk Show

    - Everyone must prepare ONE problem which you are ready to share with the rest of the class. Try to be as inventive as possible and make them interesting. Don't forget you will have to tell them out to the class so be ready.