Teks Interaksi terkait Offers and Suggestions – Materi teks interaksi ini offers and suggestions (memberi saran dan tawaran) disampaikan bagi kelas 11 SMK semua jurusan sebagai bahan atau sumber pembelajarannya.

Suggesting and Offering

Suggest means to give a suggestion that is introduce or propose an idea or a plan for someone’s consideration.

Suggestions are abstract and can be in form of solutions, advice, plan, and idea. it can be accepted or refused.

social function: to facilitate interpersonal communication between different people

For example:

  • let’s finish our home work firs
  • let’s go home

Expressions/Gambits

When making suggestions, we often use the following expressions.

  • Let’s …
  • Why don’t we …?
  • We could …
  • What about …?
  • How about …?
  • I suggest that …
  • You might want to change …
  • I think …
  • I don’t think …

Examples of Suggestions

  • Let’s go to the library
  • Let’s go to movies
  • Why don’t you do your homework before going out?
  • We could eat at home today?
  • How about going to Sam’s place first?
  • I suggest that we call it a day
  • You need to change your sleeping habits
  • I think you should go and meet her
  • I think we should do it this way

Let’s take a look at the sentence structure to suggest something

Subject + Verb + That + Object

  • I suggest that he clan his room
  • we recommend that she read “The Hunger Games”
  • I propose that a report should be sent in
  • I put forward that we work together on this
  • We advise that he work hard
  • I advocate that we support them in every way possible

Responding to Suggestions

Making suggestions + Accepting suggestions + declining suggestions

  • Let’s go to movies + Yes, Let’s go. + No, thank you. I do not feel like going
  • Why don’t you do your homework before going out? + Ok, I will. + Sorry, I think I will go out first and then do my homework
  • How about going to Sam’s place first and then to the supermarket? + Yes, let’s go. It is a good idea. + No, let’s just go to the supermarket
  • I think you should go and meet her + Ok, if you say so + Sorry, I can’t. I have previous engagement

Offer means to give something physical or abstract to some, which can be taken as a gift or a trade

Offer can be given in terms of food, money, solutions, friendship or a bargain. it can be taken or refused

Social function: to facilitate interpersonal communication between different people

For Example:

  • Shall I take you home?
  • Do you want help with your homework?

Expressions/Gambits

When making offers, we often use the following expressions.

  • May I …?
  • Can I …?
  • Shall I …?
  • Would you …?
  • How about I …?

Examples of Offers

  • may I give you a hand?
  • Can I help you?
  • Shall I bring you some tea?
  • Would you like another piece of cake?
  • How about I help you with this?
  • Can I clean the car for you?
  • Shall I help you with your homework?
  • I will do the washing, if you like.

Responding to Suggestions

Making suggestions + Accepting suggestions + declining suggestions

  • Can I help you? + yes, please. I really appreciate it. + It’s okay, I can do it myself
  • Shall I bring you some tea? + Thank you, it is very kind of you + No, thank you
  • Would you like another helping of cake? + Yes, please. That would be lovely + No, thanks. I don’t want another helping
  • How about I help you with this? + yes, please. that would be very lind of you + Don’t worry, I will do it myself
  • Can I take you home? +Thank you, I appreciate your help. + That’s right, I will manage on my own

Let’s take a look at the sentence structure to offer something

Modal Verb + Subject + Object

  • Would you care for another cup of tea?
  • Shall we take you there?
  • Could I offer you something?
  • Will you have tea with that?