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Getting and receiving advice


Advice – совет, рекомендация
Guidance – руководство, заведование, управление
Recommendation – рекомендация, совет
Action – действие, поступок
Unwanted – нежелательный, лишний, ненужный
Knowledgeable – хорошо осведомлённый, информированный, умный
Encouragement – ободрение, поощрение
Exhortation – призыв, увещевание, убеждение
Helpful – услужливый, любезный, предупредительный

To relay – перекладывать
To offer – выражать, оказывать, проявлять
To respect – уважать, почитать
To seek – обращаться (за помощью), просить
To discourage – лишать мужества, силы духа, уверенности в себе
To consider – взвешивать, обдумывать, продумывать
To participate – участвовать, принимать участие
To manage – управлять, уметь обращаться

Nothing is given more freely than advice. – Ничто не дается так же легко, как совет.
Advice is what we ask for when we already know the answer but we wish we didn't. – Совет, это то, о чем мы просим, когда уже знаем ответ, но желаем его не знать.
Don't take advice and don't give advice. – Не следуй совету и не давай совет.

Getting and receiving advice

Hello. My name is Angelina. I’m a teacher with the online English school, EnglishDom.com. Today we’re going to talk about getting and receiving advice.

Advice is when someone (whether they were asked or not) gives guidance or recommendations concerning an important future action. This wanted or unwanted advice is typically given by someone regarded as knowledgeable in particular area or an authoritative figure, someone that you respect. Often when people are unsure of what to do, they seek advice from someone they respect and trust. That person, in turn, gives words of encouragement or tries to discourage someone from making a mistake. This is very helpful because important decisions are hard to make and it can be a great thing to have help. However, some people give advice to others when it is unwanted. This is often called "free advice" and people say that "free advice" is "worth the price you pay" — nothing. When you are in a position to give advice to someone who’s asking for it, it’s very important to consider your words carefully. That’s because this person is coming to you because they trust you. They respect your opinion and most likely, whatever it is that you tell them to do, they will probably do it. So you really to think very carefully before you give out advice.

Some idioms and expressions about getting and receiving advice are "Nothing is given more freely than advice", "Advice is what we ask for when we already know the answer but we wish we didn't" and "Don't take advice and don't give advice." When a person says that "nothing is given more freely than advice” they mean that people often give unwanted advice to other people. For some reason, most people love to give advice to others. I believe it’s because the person giving the advice feels very important because this other person has come to them and asked for their opinion and their thoughts and their advice on what to do. The next is "Advice is what we ask for when we already know the answer but we wish we didn't", that’s very true. Many times, a person already knows that they have to do something that they don’t to do — they just don’t wan to admit it. So they will ask someone else to tell them what they should do because they feel as though if someone else says it, maybe it will make it a little bit easier. The last one is "don’t take advice and don’t give advice" means just that. It’s probably better to not even participate if someone asks you for advice unless you think you can really help them.

I hope you enjoyed learning a little bit about getting and receiving advice today. Please join us in our discussion group or on our forum on our Facebook page to talk more about this. Feel English and feel free! Bye for now!




Never give advice unless asked.


In giving advice, seek to help, not please, your friend.


Ask advice of an ignorant man and he will think you are his enemy.
Arabian Proverb


A little girl asked her mother, "How did the human race appear?"
The mother answered, "God made Adam and Eve and they had children, and so was all mankind made.."
Two days later the girl asked her father the same question.. The father answered, "Many years ago there were monkeys from which the human race evolved."
The confused girl returned to her mother and said, "Mom, how is it possible that you told me the human race was created by God, and Dad said they developed from monkeys?"
The mother answered, "Well, dear, it is very simple. I told you about my side of the family and your father told you about his."

List of questions for discussion

1. Do you consider advices to be useful or not?
2. What do you like most: to give or to be given advices?
3. Do you often listen to your friends' recommendations?
4. Have you ever given any piece of advice that wasn't right?
5. Can other people know better what you need than you?
6. Do you always have a piece of advice for every situation?
7. Do your friends rarely listen to your advices carefully?
8. In what situations do you need help from your friends or relatives?
9. From whom do you get used to receive advices?
10. Who can understand you better than the others?
11. Why for many people parents are the main source of advices and help?
12. Are all the recommendations you receive useful?
13. What would you advise a person who has lost his/her job?
14. What would you recommend to a person, who has problems with his/her colleagues at work?
15. Do you have any idea how to get rich? Do you have any advices?

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