16 How to ask for recommendations

Imagine someone is visiting your town. What will you recommend them to see? Learn how to give and ask for recommendations for things and places.

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Key takeaways

How to give recommendations / advice:

  • You should … (You should visit that park – it’s amazing!)
  • You should definitely … (You should definitely try their ice cream!)
  • You ought to … (more formal, more emotional)
  • You mustn’t miss … (You mustn’t miss Checkpoint Charlie in Berlin!)
  • It’s (well) worth + Ving (It’s well worth going to Prague – amazing city!) or
  • [Something] is worth + Ving (Prague is worth visiting / a visit).

Structures with the verb ‘recommend’:

  • recommend + Ving (I recommend trying their cakes!) BUT
  • recommend + smb + to V1 (I recommend you to try their cakes!)

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Other episodes with phrases:

Episode 39 How to say HURRY UP

Episode 33 Positive Phrases for Everyday Conversations

Episode 30 How to showcase your professional skills

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