recommend a place in English

How to recommend a place in English

Imagine an English speaker is visiting your city and you want to recommend a place……Read on to find out how to do that!

5 useful phrases to recommend a place

Have you been to Primrose Hill yet? The view is incredible!

You really should visit Spitalfields market. You can pick up some great bargains!

Buckingham palace is an absolute must-see of course!

Make sure you go to Regent’s Park. It’s a lovely place for a picnic.

Covent Garden is definitely worth a visit. It’s a great place to people-watch!”

It’s worth noting I haven’t actually used the word ‘recommend’. The underlined phrases above are much more natural and you can just change the place.

What about some nice adjectives to recommend a place?

I’ve used incredible, lovely and great. Here are some others that work well:

  • stunning/amazing/breath-taking view
  • pretty/beautiful/lovely area
  • quirky/unusual/trendy/lively part of the town

Listen to the pronunciation

Try to repeat each sentence with the same intonation as me.

Practise your writing

Copy the sentences below into your notebook (Really do this, writing things down yourself is a great way to make the language stick) and fill the gaps with recommendations and ideas from your own town/city.
Imagine I’m coming to visit. Where would you recommend?

  1. Have you been to _______________ yet? _______________ is incredible!
  2. You really should visit _______________. You can _______________!
  3. _______________ is an absolute must-see of course!
  4. Make sure you go to _______________. It’s a lovely place for _______________.
  5. _______________ is definitely worth a visit. It’s a great place to _______________.

Practise your English speaking

Practise your speaking

Can you remember the sentences you wrote down? Try to say them (to a friend, into the mirror!) without looking in your notebook. Continue to do this until you can do it perfectly with natural intonation!

Well done! Now you know how to recommend a place using lovely, natural language! Did you find this vocabulary useful? Scroll down to the comments section below and let me know 🙂


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Nicki is a Cambridge qualified, experienced English teacher for foreign learners. She loves helping English learners to learn real English and communicate with confidence!

10 thoughts on “How to recommend a place in English

  1. These phrases are really useful for all english learners.
    I love to use these natural phrases.
    Thanks so much Nicki!

    1. Ah you’re very welcome Thiri! I’m so pleased you found this lesson useful and enjoyed the natural phrases 🙂 Thank you for your comment!

  2. I’ve already used some of this phrases when I describing cities and places. I’m also very happy I learned some new phrases and more happy because some of phrases I use are here like polite ways to describe places.

    1. That’s great Aleksandar! I’m so pleased you were able to add to your vocabulary bank 🙂 Thanks for your comment!

  3. Thank you ,I will try to say them.

    1. That’s great to hear Krueyok! I hope you get an opportunity soon 🙂

  4. You have help very much.Thank you teacher

    1. You’re very welcome Alketa! I’m glad you are finding the materials useful 🙂

  5. Thank you! I’m really going to try to use this phrases. Very usefully for me.

    1. Great! I’m very happy to hear that Lou. I hope you get a chance to use them soon!

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