There are often questions that require you to give suggestions in DSE speaking paper. You may need to propose some improvement plans or solutions for a problem. The word ‘suggest’ is usually used in the above situation, but do you know what are the correct ways to use this word? Let’s learn it together and so you can use it freely and appropriately in oral examination!
- Suggest + sth
Suggest + noun：
I suggest family gathering. It is a better way to show our respect to parents.
Suggest + V-ing：
I suggest organizing Cantonese tutorial class for those who cannot speak Cantonese to learn this language. Therefore, they will feel more connected to the society when they can communicate with people there.
- Suggest + to + sb
Incorrect：I suggest the school that it should provide problem-solving games for students so that they can develop their social and emotional skills while solving the puzzle together.
Correct ：I suggest to the school that it should provide problem-solving games for students so that they can develop their social and emotional skills while solving the puzzle together.
- Suggest + question（wh-）
As we have talked about the reasons why young people seldom use the library, could you suggest what new activities can be organized to attract them ?
Remember the correct usage of the word ‘suggest’ and you shall be able to ace those related questions in DSE paper4!