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?
- Have you been to _______________ yet? _______________ is incredible!
- You really should visit _______________. You can _______________!
- _______________ is an absolute must-see of course!
- Make sure you go to _______________. It’s a lovely place for _______________.
- _______________ is definitely worth a visit. It’s a great place to _______________.
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? Let me know in the comments below 🙂