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Did you notice the new resource on about Giving Advice? This self-study resource offers a large variety of ways to offer advice. Let's practise using these expressions.


Choose one (or more) of the problems below. Offer advice in the comments using expressions from the Giving Advice page. 


1. My dog jumps up on people.

2. I always get headaches. 

3. My cell phone battery runs out every day. 

4. There is always too much laundry to do. 

5. My feet are always cold. 

6. Our neighbours don't clean up their toys.

7. I'm bored of the meals we eat. 

8. I hate winter. 

9. The back wheel on my car is making a strange noise. 

10. My fingernails always break. 


Example advice:

1. Have you tried taking your dog to obedience school? 

2. Make sure you don't need glasses. 


Create your own "Give Me Advice" game

After writing a comment with some advice, why not create your own list of problems to help others practise giving advice? These problems can be fictional (most of mine are) or real.

a)  Use the blog title "Give Me Advice".

b) Write 10 simple problems.

c) Invite your friends to practice giving you advice. Be sure to include the link to the resource page on   

English Tip: Be careful of the spelling of advice and advise.
advice = noun
advise = verb

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Comment by Sahar on November 9, 2011 at 17:49


It is very good and useful post.


Let me write about some of them too;

9-The sooner you've got it repaired, the better.

10- Make sure your hands aren't in touch with water so.

Please let me know their mistakes.

Comment by Tara Benwell on November 7, 2011 at 15:55
Hmm, great advice Zahra. Coffee doesn't seem to work. Maybe  I should try water.
Comment by Zahra on November 5, 2011 at 20:00

Hi dear Tara,


I enjoyed the post very much.

for number 5: Why not wear stocks or ,better to say, stockings?

If that didn't work , you need to let the flowing of blood increase in your feet. (I think you can drink more juices and water to help the circulation of blood in your feet and fingers.)


Here is the link to my 10 statements awaiting advice.



Best of all


Comment by Tara Benwell on November 4, 2011 at 20:18

@HalaJ I'll try your sock trick, thanks!


Tip for everyone: Be careful of the spelling difference between "quite" and "quiet". It is one of the most common errors/typos I see. :) 

Comment by Tara Benwell on November 4, 2011 at 20:16
@Valentine Thanks! You're right.  It is always important to look on the bright side. I love that quote!
Comment by Tara Benwell on November 4, 2011 at 20:15

@Sono Great advice! 

Your only option is to go to a car mechanic and say ask him (or her) to check your car wheel alinement alignment  and shock absorbers of the back wheel.

Comment by Sono on November 4, 2011 at 14:06

The back wheel on my car is making a strange noise.

Your only option is to go Car mechanic and say to check your car wheels alinement and  shock absorbers of the back wheel.

(correction please my grammar)

Comment by Sono on November 4, 2011 at 13:57

Hmm, Exam ? OK, Let me choose one easy problem mmm....

My feet are always cold....

(If I was in that situation, I'd like to wear socks daily, especially at night, and early morning take Tea.



Comment by Valentine on November 4, 2011 at 10:31

Hello Tara!

Some advice:

1) I hate winter - Why don't you look at this with the bright side? A wise man once said: "Wherever you go, no matter what the weather, always bring your own sunshine". (Anthony J. D'Angelo).

2) My fingernails always break - You definitely should eat more dairy products.

Thank you, Tara for this useful section!

Wish you a lovely day!

Comment by Hala J.M on November 4, 2011 at 7:43

You always supporting us with useful ideas ,and all are helpful to practice our English in new ways.

Thank you Tara.

Some advice to the problems above:

2-Try to relax and close your eyes in a quite dark room.It's maybe from stress all the day.

3-Use it if necessary only.

5-warm your socks first then wear it.



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