Here are some phrases to help you suggest a leisure activity, and ways to accept or reject a suggestion.

    • MAKING A SUGGESTION 
      • Would you like to visit the old town?
      • The castle is worth a visit apparently. Shall we go there?
      • I’d like to go swimming. How about you?
      • How about a walk along the pier?
      • A guided tour might be a good idea?
      • How do you feel about a boat trip?
      • We could always go shopping….?
      • It would be nice to go to the beach.
      • How about a picnic?
      • Shall we go for a walk in the park?
      • It’s beginning to rain. Why don’t we go to the cinema?
      • I suggest we visit the zoo or the marine park.
      • We might as well visit the exhibition while we’re here.
      • What would you say to a cup of coffee?
      • Do you fancy an ice cream/a cup of tea/ a beer/a glass of wine?
      • Couldn’t we invite the Windsors for a game of cards this evening?
      • Why not treat ourselves to a restaurant?
      • We could go dancing if you like?
      • How about combining dinner and a boat trip?
      • Let’s see if there are any shows worth going to.
    • Agreeing:
        • Yes, I would actually. Let’s go!
        • Super. I’d like that too!
        • That could be fun. Why not?
        • Yes, that sounds like a good idea!
        • Ok, I feel like taking a walk.
        • That’s not a bad idea. Let’s do that.
        • That’s a good idea! Why not?
        • Yes, I’d like that / I’d love to.
        • That’s exactly what I’d like right now!
        • I’d love an ice cream/beer etc.
        • Yes, why not? That’s a great idea!
      • Rejecting or Disagreeing:
          • Sorry. Some other time perhaps.
          • I’m not sure. Perhaps we could …?
          • Oh no! That’s not a good idea!
          • Well, yes, but I’d rather…
          • Sorry. That sort of thing is not exactly my cup of tea!
          • Sorry. I’m not keen on exhibitions.
          • I’m afraid I’m not really interested in historical buildings.
          • No thanks. I’m not thirsty. Later on perhaps.
          • Sorry, I’m not tempted by that at all!
          • I think it’s too hot/cold/windy to do that.
          • Sorry. I couldn’t walk another step – I’m exhausted!