This activity teaches students expressions of advice (asking for and giving advice.)
1-Asking for advice
What do you think I should do?
What should I do?
What do you suggest?
What do you advise me to do?
If you were me what would you do?
What ought I to do?
Do you think that I should…?
There are several different structures that you can use when giving advice:
Should is probably the most common of the structures for giving advice. After should, and its negative - shouldn't - we use the base form of the infinitive of the verb:
You should wise up
We shouldn't cheat
I think you should put the answers back
form .After had better, and its negative - had better not, we use the base form of
the infinitive of the verb.
You’d better return the answers to the lecturer
You’d better not tell anyone that you found them
If I were you is The version of the second conditional is often used when giving advice:
If I were you, I’d give them back to the lecturer
If I were you, I wouldn't use the answers
If I were you I would/wouldn't….
If I were in your position I would…
You had better/ you’d better…..
Your only option is to….
Why don’t you….?
Have you thought about….?
Have you tried…?
See also: Making and Responding to Suggestions
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