请求与提议具有普遍的交际意义。请求和提议有许多表达方法，可直截了当提出自己的想法，也可采用暗示的方法；有随时想起的提议，也有经过周密思考后慎重提出的建议。 (来源：英语麦当劳－英语杂志 http://www.EnglishCN.com)
A: What's the matter, Jack? You look a bit pale./ 你怎么了？你的脸色有点发白。
B: I feel terrible. I hardly slept a wink last night./我觉得有点难受。昨天晚上几乎一夜没有合眼。
A: You often have trouble sleeping, don't you? I'll bet your blood pressure is high./你经常睡不好觉吗？我敢打赌你的血压肯定很高。
B: As a matter of fact, it's a little high./确实有点高。
A: Let's give you a bit of advice, if you don't mind. Quit smoking or at least cut down on it. Watch your diet and../你要是不嫌我说话直接的话，我告诉你怎么办。马上戒烟，至少少抽一点。注意饮食而且...
B: And get some excercise every day, right? A lot of people have told me the same thing, but somehow I just can't force myself to do it./每天活动活动，对吗？好多人都这样劝我，可我就是做不到。
A: Well, if you go on the way you have, you're only going to make things harder for yourself./如果你这样继续下去，情况会越来越糟的。