Hiya! The answers to the last episode is B: “make a few dry runs.” Did you get it?
Giving advice is very common in daily life. But sometimes we should be aware of the ways if we don’t want to be misunderstood or hurt others’ feelings.
Let’s get started!
1. I think you should …
This is a typical and neutral way to give advice.
I think you should get a haircut.
2. Why don’t you …?
This is a bit softer. It’s more of a weak way to give advice.
Why don’t you take a day off?
3. Have you thought about …?
This is a soft but more serious way to give advice.
Have you thought about going to a different city?
4. I don’t know if … is a good idea.
When someone tells you something, you say you don’t know if it is a good idea. You actually giving someone advice not to do it in a soft way.
I don’t know if getting a pet is a good idea.
5. Maybe you should try …
This one is a suggestion. So it is a soft but kind of encouraging expression.
Maybe you should try spicy food.
6. I wouldn’t …
This means “If this were my decision, I would not …”
I wouldn’t buy a new car if I were unemployed.
7. If I were you, I would …
If I were you, I would try to get enough sleep.
8. Have you tried …
Have you tried talking to him?
9. My advice is to …
This one is a very clear advice statement.
My advice is to get some sleep.
10. You ought to …
This one sounds more formal and polite. (ought to = should)
You ought to go on a diet.
Your friend says,”I lied. It was I who broke his vase. What should I do?”
Use one of the 10 sentences to give some advice!
Leave a comment if you have any questions!