Giving Suggestions and Offers : Pengertian, Contoh Expression, Contoh Percakapan dan Soalnya


A. Pengertian Suggestion and Offer

Dear laman24 readers! Suggestion adalah Berbagai macam ungkapan dalam bahasa Inggris yang digunakan untuk memberikan nasehat/masukan/saran/ ide ataupun hal lainnya yang bermanfaat bagi orang lain disekitar kita.

Asking and giving suggestion berarti memberi dan meminta saran/nasehat/masukan ataupun ide lainnya antara satu orang dengan orang lain. Hal ini dapat diimplementasikan dalam kehidupan nyata dimana manusia sebagai mahluk sosial pasti akan saling membutuhkan satu sama lain. Pada waktu tertentu kita dapat menasihati orang lain, sementara dilain waktu kita jua pasti akan meminta saran dan nasihat dari orang lain.

Dear laman24 readers! Sementara Offer adalah sebuah tawaran atau menawarkan terhadap sesuatu. Offer dalam bahasa inggris dapat digunakan sebagai verb (kata kerja) dan noun (kata benda). Dalam menawarkan sesuatu seseorang juga harus menggunakan kata dan ungkapan yang tepat sehingga orang lain akan menerima tawaran yang kita berikan dan bahkan orang lain tidak akan tersinggung dengan niat baik kita.

Itulah sebenarnya konsep dasar dari suggestions and offer yang dapat berjalan bersamaan ada saran/nasihat yang baik dari seseorang kepada orang lain, tetapi agar saran dan tawaran itu dapat diterima maka kata, kalimat dan ungkapan yang digunakan pun harus sopan dan lembut.

B. Contoh Expression of Suggestions and Offers

1. Asking Suggestion (Meminta Saran)

1. Do you have suggestions for this complicated problem?
2. What is the best way to solve this problem?
3. Please give me solutions!
4. Can you show me the way to avoid addicted online game?
5. Please tell me the way?
6. Your suggestions, please!
7. What should I do to overcome this conflict?
8. What is your recommendation to be best students?
9. Do you have any ideas?
10.Can you tell me what I should do?
11.What is your advice about this problem?
12.Do you have any advice for me?
13.Would you please give solution please!
14.Any idea?
15.Can you give me some advice about…?

2. Giving Suggestion (Memberi Saran)

1. You had better to stay at home than go out side
2. You should do best thing for your better future.
3. You need/ought to refresh your mind after joining the hard test.
4. You ought to go to cinema than shopping center.
5. I think you should buy the text book to help your online learning.
6. I advise you to finish the home work first before going to your friend house.
7. I suggest you to be an army than civil servant.
8. I suggest that you are capable enough to join the assessment.
9. I recommend you to join the education seminar to enlarge your knowledge
10.Maybe you should be given the treatment.

Selain  ungkapan dan saran yang telah dijelaskan diatas, maka ada beberapa ungkapan dalam bahasa Inggris yang bisa digunakan untuk memberikan saran atau tawaran. Adapun cara membuat saran juga dapat menggunakan pola berikut ini:

a. How about… (Bagaimana jika…)

1.How about we join the math competition next month
2.How about you go home first to know more about your daughter problem.
3.How about I ask his personal problem.
4.How about we go cycling this coming Sunday.
5.How about we work together on fixing this problem
6.How about you take on this chance and see where this goes?
7.How about I try to oversee this project
8.How about we ask our boss for his thoughts on this?

b. Why don’t you… (Kenapa Anda tidak…)

1.Why don’t you join the sport to keep your body healthy.
2.Why don’t you refresh your mind by playing online game.
3.Why don’t you read the scientific book to enrich and enlarge your ability.
4.Why don’t you finish your job now so we can go earlier
5.Why don’t you buy the groceries on your way back home?
6.Why don’t you take this job?
7.Why don’t you let yourself be happy once in a while?
8.Why don’t you fill this form clearly.

c. You could… (Anda bisa…)

1. You could see a doctor soon to check up your healthy.
2. You could give this gift to your special friend.
3. You could do this job as well as possible.
4. You could finish the home work soon
5. You could stand up here to wait the special guests.
6. You could find the evidence by going to the village.
7. You could answer the questions orally.
8. You could get the internet access in the spot.
9. learn how to write an essay from the internet
10.You could try to be more open about your feelings
11.You could ask your friends to be honest people

d. I think you should… (Menurut saya sebaiknya Anda…)

1. I think you should get up early in the morning.
2. I think you should find the answers by your self.
3. I think you should go home earlier.
4. I think you should read this book as soon as possible.
5. I think you should complete the empty forms by the correct data.
6. I think you should clear your head for a bit
7. I think you should get a good night sleep.
8. I think you should take things slowly
9. I think you should take care of your health more.
10.I think you should care your self to avoid the conflict.

e. It might be a good idea to… (Mungkin ide yang bagus untuk…)

1.It might be a good idea to travel to a peace place.
2.It might be a good idea to leave the meeting earlier.
3.It might be a good idea to learn something form beginning.
4.It might be a good idea to make a 25 % discount for our customers.
5.It might be a good idea to improve our marketing strategy
6.It might be a good idea to move from your current place
7.It might be a good idea to take one project at a time
8.It might be a good idea to join edutech seminar.
9.It might be a good idea to write short story of your life.

3.  Expression of offering help

1. Would you mind giving me chance to help you?
2. Would you please let me to help you?
3. What should I do for you?
4. Would you lend me to pick you up!
5. May I help you?
6. Can I help you?
7. What can I do for you?
8. Would you like me to ...?
9. Can I lend you a hand with that?
10.Can you give me chance to handover your problem?

4. Expression of offering things:

1.Would you please some fresh water?
2.Would you like to buy my new house?
3.Would you like some ...?
4.Would you like something to ...?
5.Should I get you ...?
6.What can I get for you?
7.Should I pass the chilly to your meatball?
8.Should I pour a little sugar to your coffee.

5. Expression of accepting an offer:

1.With my pleasure please.
2.With all my hands
3.It sounds great
4.Yes, Please.
5.Thanks, I'd love to.
6.That sounds nice.
7.Thank you, I appreciate it.
8.I like it

6. Expression of refusing an offer:

1.I’d love too, but I can’t.
2.Not now.
3.No, Thanks.
4.Thank you, but I can do it myself.
5.I appreciate it, but I can do it myself.
6.Not for me, thanks.
7.It's alright I can do it myself, thanks.
8.Thank you so much, but it’s more than enough.
9.Not this time

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C. Contoh Percakapan tentang Asking and Giving Suggestions and Offer.
Percakapan 1

Gilang and Dery are talking about online business and Gilang asks suggestion to Dery how to make his online business get higher profit.
Gilang : Der, I am confused, stress, and gloomy now
Dery   : what’s going on Gilang?
Gilang : I don’t know, recently my online business is getting worse, do you have any idea for me?
Dery   : Yes I have idea, how if you learn facebook advertisement to Mr. Toni? He is expert of this skill. He can earn much money from his online business. If you want to go to his house, just call me!
Gilang : Ok, it’s brilliant idea, may after I study facebook advertisement with him. My online business will be higher profit.
Dery   : I hope so.

Percakapan 2

Ruth  : Hi Ann! How are you?
Ann   : Hi Ruth! I am so confuse. Rico asked me to go to cinema on Saturday night
Ruth  :  That’s good! So why are you so confuse?
Ann   : In the same time, Tonny asked to go to his house to celebrate his birthday
Ruth  : Oh my God! So how? Do you choose Rico or Tonny?
Ann   : That’s why I am so confuse. Do you have any suggestion?
Ruth  : It’s easy. You have to go to Tonny’s house for celebrating his birthday and ask Rico to postpone watching the movie. Celebrating birthday has expire but watching movie is flexible.
Ann   : Oh Ruth, you are a genius! Thank you so much
Ruth  : I am not genius but I can think it clearly J

Percakapan 3

Ana    : Hey, you look not well. Are you okay?
Bob    : My stomach hurts.
Ana    : Do you need anything, like a medicine maybe?
Bob    : Yes, please. I need a medicine for a stomachache.
Ana    : I will get that for you.
Bob    : Thank you.
5 minutes later…
Ana    : There is no medicine for upset stomach in our medicine storage box, but I bring this eucalyptus oil for you. Just rub it on your belly. It can ease the pain.
Bob    : Thanks.
Ana    : If the pain persists, you should see a doctor. 
Bob    : Okay. (Oke)

Percakapan 4

Aandi    : What are you going to do to spend the upcoming holiday?
Billy      : I’m not sure. I guess I’m just going to stay at home during the holiday.
Aandi    : Me too. I don’t have any plan to do something exciting. I think I’ll be dead out of boredom in this year’s holiday.
Billy     : Hey, why don’t we spend the holiday together?
Aandi    : That’s great idea! Do you have any suggestion on where we should go and what we should do on the holiday?
Billy    : How about we spend our holiday at my grandfather’s cottage?
Aandi    : What kind of activities can we do there?
Billy    : Anything fun, such as fishing. swimming, surfing, sun-bathing, cycling, strolling around the nature, et cetera.
Aandi    : Did you just mention surfing? Is the cottage near a beach?
Billy    : Yeah. We can walk for about 10 minutes to get to the beach from the cottage. Moreover, it’s also close to a small lake, so that we can catch some fish there
Aandi    : Cool! We’d better ask Jane and Joe to come with us too.
Billy    : Agree! I’ll call Jane and you’ll call Joe.
Aandi    : Okay. I hope they can come join us.

Percakapan 5

Jean     : Hi Chris, would you like to do something with me this holiday?
Chris    : Sure. What shall we do?
Jean     : I don't know. Do you have any ideas?
Chris    : Why don't we go to the beach?
Jean     : That's sounds good to me. Which beach shall we visit?
Chris    : Let's visit Melayu beach.
Jean     : I'd rather not. I don't like Melayu beach. How about going to Nongsa beach? I hear it's quite a beautiful beach.
Chris    : OK. Let's go visit that. When is it on?
Jean     : It's on at 3 p.m. at the Rex. Shall we have a bite to eat before go to the beach?
Chris    : Sure, that sounds great. What about going to that new Italian restaurant Michetti's?
Jean     : Great idea! Let's meet there at 2 p.m.
Chris    : OK. I'll see you at Michetti's at 2. Bye.
Jean     : Bye.
Chris    : See you later!

D. Contoh Soal Asking and Giving Suggestions and offer

Questions 1-3 refer to the following text!

Why Should Wearing a Helmet when Motorcycling?   
We often hear lots of stories from road regarding people taking spill on motorcycle when they are riding without using helmet. Mostly the riders badly end up in mess. Wearing a fitted protective helmet offers many benefits which reduces the negative aspect of ridding. First and the most important is that wearing the correct helmet can save a rider’s life, physical ability, family pain, and money. The recommended designs of motorcycle helmets can provide total protection. They not only protect riders from getting a worse road injured accident but also from flying bugs, such as rain, sleet, mud and other potential projectiles.
Second, wearing a helmet can gives the riders a matter of style. Helmet can give the opportunity for rider to express the image they may want to project when riding on they way. This benefit may not be important to some people, but others, it means a lot and important. By choosing the most appropriate helmet from all of the various styles, such as beanie, shorty, German, and many others, wearing a helmet which can projecting an image is an inherent crucial part of motorcycling and help riders feel more confident when riding on the road.
However, what most important is wearing helmet when riding is a matter of using it properly. Bikers should use the helmets on which are fixed to their head. It is really not good if they places simply the helmets on the head without settling them properly. The bikers should fasten the helmet correctly to their head in order to get safe and comfort.

1. What is the main function of helmet?
A. Protection.
B. Support system.
C. Stylistic aspect.
D. Efficiency.

2. Below is not the risk of motorcycle rider besides road accident ….
A. rain
B. sleet
C. mud
D. sleepy truck driver

3 . “Helmets give the opportunity for rider to express the image they may want to project when riding on they way”
The aspect which can be the helmet’s function is …. Aspect
A. Protection
B. Support system
C. Stylistic aspect
D. efficiency

4. …………………………………..the washing, if you like.
A. Can I
B. Would you
C. I'll do
D. Let's

5. Edo: “I have a lot of work to finish; I don't know how I will manage. “
   Sam:………………………. half of it if you want.
A. Would you
B. I think
C. Why don't
D. I will help you with

6. Carly: “I submitted my essay to the teacher few days ago, but I haven't received any response from   her.”
     Edo:………………………go and ask her?
A. Shall us
B. I'll do
C. Why don't you
D. I propose

7. ……………………………….. get you a drink?
A. Would you
B. Why don't you
C. Can I
D. I'll do

8. Aisya: “ I am so thirsty.”
Annie   : …………………… get you something to drink?
A. How about
B. What about
C. Why don't
D. Can I

9. ………………………… me to clean your car?
A. How about
B. Let's
C. Would you
D. I think

10. Ery : ……………………………………
  Kevin : That's a nice idea.
The suitable expression to complete the dialogue is …
A. Can you show me your plan?
B. Shall we have some music?
C. I think we should visit Tia in the hospital.
D. You are great student

Questions 11-13 refer to the following dialogue!

Matt: Hey, Zach! Do you want to hang out after work?
Zach: Sure, why not? What shall we do?
Matt: I don’t know. What do you have in mind?
Zach: Why don’t we go to the movies?
Matt: I'm not sure about that, to be honest. The weather is so beautiful, and we've been inside all day. How about we try that new roof-top restaurant that just opened?
Zach: That sounds like a good idea. I hear they have amazing views.
Matt: Me too. Someone told me it can be hard to get a table though.
Zach: Then I suggest we sneak out of work a little bit early so we can get one.
Matt: I don't think that's a good idea. The boss has been so strict lately.
Zach: Okay, fine. But if we can't get a table at the restaurant, we're going to the movies instead.
Matt: That's fair. Meet you in the lobby at 5:00 pm? We can walk there together.
Zach: Sounds good. I'll see you then.

11.  What did Matt ask Zach?
A. Hang out after work
B. The weather is so beautiful
C. I suggest we sneak out of work
D. I don't think that's a good idea

12. What was Zach's suggestion?
A. Go to the beach
B. Go to the Chinese restaurant
C. Go to the lake
D. Go to the movies

13. That sounds like a good idea. I hear they have amazing views.
The underlined expression expresses ....
A. Making suggestions
B. Supporting suggestions
C. Declining suggestions
D. Asking suggestions

14. Rob is 10 years old kid from USA. He likes eating chips, juices and sweets. He spends all day in front of TV watching his favorite shows. What suggestion you would like to give to Rob?
A. Be more active, Rob!
B. Let's watch another movie, Rob!
C. Let's go for chips, Rob!
D. Just do whatever you want to do, Rob!

15. My neighbor is noisy. You should............
A. Let them be.
B. Tell your neighbor to increase their voice
C. Tell politely to neighbor to be silent for a while
D. I don't know, tell me!

16. Advice if your friend failed the exam?
A. It doesn't matter
B. I advise you to learn harder and smarter. I can help you with that.
C. I advise you to just forget about it.
D. What exam?

17. I have toothache. What should I do? The suggestion is proper, except...
A. If I were you, I would go to the dentist.
B. Why don't you go to the dentist?
C. I would suggest to take pain killer pills. Maybe it will help?
D. I'm sorry I never had toothache.

18. Question: ......................................
    Answer  : I suggest you to go home earlier.
A. What should I do? It's late already.
B. Tell me if what I do is wrong.
C. I hate suggestions.
D. I want to go home.

Alex  : You look unhealthy, Boy.
Bryan : Yes, I get a headache and a stomachache.
Alex  : You should go to a doctor. Come on, I will accompany you.
Bryan : Ok.
19. The underlined words show ....
A. Agreement
B. Disagreement
C. Advice
D. Necessity

20. You should ............... to past the test.
A. Study hard
B. Studying
C. Studying hard
D. Studied

Andi : I have a bad headache.
Budi : You’d better ......................
21. Complete the dialogue above ....
A. Taking an aspirin
B. An aspirin
C. Take an aspirin
D. To take an aspirin

Amir : I am not good at English.
Budi : ..........................
22. Complete the dialogue above with an advice .....
A. I should practise English every day
B. Why don’t you take an English course and practise every day?
C. Do you like English ?
D. I must take an English course

23. Mary failed again in the test. She ....................... harder.
A. Had better study
B. Need to study
C. Better study
D. Study

24. I miss my grandparents. What ........................ I do now ?
A. Better
B. Had better
C. Should
D. Did

The following dialogues is for number 25 to 27.

Rafa: “I have a serious problem today. I have just lost my driver license.”
Sifa: “Don’t be so sad, my friend, let us search it around the park.”
Rafa: “I have looked for it for hours, but I could not find it. Do you have any suggestion?”
Sifa: “You should tell the security to announce it to other students.”
Rafa: “Yeah, that sounds good. I do hope it helps”

25. Which sentence that shows asking suggestion?
A. Don’t be so sad, my friend.
B. I have just lost my driver license.
C. You should tell the security.
D. Do you have any suggestion?

26. Below are sentence of asking suggestion, except….
A. Can you tell me what I should do?
B. Do you have any suggestion for me?
C. Would you mind giving me your suggestion?
D. What should I do?

27. What is Rafa’s problem?
A. He lost a wallet.
B. He lost a bag.
C. He lost a car.
D. He lost his driver license.

Mother: “Ali, where are you? Wake up, my dear. It’s Monday morning.”
Ali: “I’m here, mom, in my bed room.”
Mother: “Oh…. there you are. Don’t you go to school?”
Ali: “Mom. I have got a headache.”
Mother: “Let me check. You have got a high temperature. You should stay at home.”
Ali: “Okay, mom.”

28. Which sentence shows the giving suggestion?
A. I have got a headache.
B. You should stay at home.
C. Don’t you go to school?
D. Let me check.

29. Tom looks very tired. What's your suggestion to him?
A. you should eat more.
B. you should study harder
C. I think you ought to get some rest
D. what if you go for a walk?

30. Linda is working on her homework, but she finds some difficult questions. What will you suggest her?
A. I think you should stop studying.
B. maybe you can sleep now.
C. What if you drink to refresh yourself?
D. what about going to your friend's house to study together?

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