Think back over the texts we have read so far this semester. Choose a character, narrator, or speaker who is going through a hardship or challenge of some kind.
Think back over the texts we have read so far this semester. Choose a character, narrator, or speaker who is going through a hardship or challenge of some kind. Then, explore what advice for them a separate character, narrator, or speaker from a different text would have. Cite specific events from both texts to show your mastery of the texts.
Your essay should:
A. Clearly explain the hardship and its effects on the character
B. Use specific quotes and/or events from the original text to show the hardship
C. Explain the advice from the second character, narrator, or speaker
D. Use specific quotes and/or events from the second text to show the advice they would have
E. Explain how the advice will help the text you will be using is love the way you lie the song and will use winter dreams, dexter in winter dreams will be giving advice to Rhianna about how Eminiem treat her and what to do about it.
Giving advice in English might seem tricky at first. There are several ways to do it and each uses a slightly sentence structure. So, how do we choose which one to use? Find out with these five simple ways to give advice in English.
You should do more travelling.
You shouldn’t drink so much beer.
As you can see above, after ‘should’ we use an infinitive without ‘to’.
You ought to do more travelling.
You ought not to drink so much beer.
Unlike ‘should’, we always use ‘to’ in ‘ought to’ for giving advice.
To make advice less direct, we can use a question to make the person we are advising consider about the advice we are giving them.
Why don’t you do some more tidying?
How about doing some more tidying?
With the question ‘Why don’t you…?’ we use an infinitive without ‘to’. When we use ‘How about…?’ to make a question, we use a gerund after it.
If someone is asking for your advice, sometimes it’s useful to imagine yourself being in that person’s position. This is a good way to explain your advice, too.
If I were you, I would travel more
Remember to use an infinitive after ‘would’ and not ‘to’. To make this negative, put ‘not’ after ‘would’.
A suggestion or recommendation is another good way of giving advice that isn’t to direct. You can use the words ‘suggest’ or ‘recommend’ as in the example below.
I would suggest doing more of an effort.
I would recommend doing this instead.
Use ‘verb+ing’ after ‘suggest’ or ‘recommend’ to explain your advice to the listener. To make these negative, put ‘not’ before your ‘verb+ing’.
Sometimes, you need to make your advice stronger to let the listener know that it’s really important. We can use the expression ‘you had better…’ to do this.
You had (You’d) better start working on your homework.
You had (You’d) better finish this assignment in time.
We use an infinitive after ‘better’ to explain our advice and add ‘not’ after ‘better’ to make the sentence negative.
So, now you know how to give advice in English. Next time one of your friends is having some trouble, give them some advice in English and try out your new skills.