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I (would like to) suggest/recommend that … My specific recommendations are as follows …. Recruit more staff / Expand our product range (Verb 1 + noun) We should ……………… I suggest / recommend that we …… I suggest / recommend (recruiting more front-line staff) It is suggested / recommended that we ………. ……………………. is recommended. Anticipating effects p.68 This would result in (a long-term improvement in productivity). This should lead to (a greater level of customer satisfaction). These changes could mean (a period of low revenue in the short term). Closing comments Please have a look at the report and let me have your comments. Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions. See also the Careful, balanced style section in the Phrase bank. 57 © CPBE 2019
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3.4 Organising information in reports (2): Signposting with meaningful headings It is increasingly common way to use more meaningful headings to signpost the different parts of a report instead of the more ‘traditional’ headings such as findings , conclusions , recommendations . An increasingly-popular way of doing this is to use questions as headings so that the text is designed as a question-answer format. Read the following text and suggest possible sub-headings for the different sections. The first one has been done as an example. Report on Suitable Locations for New Offices The purpose of this report is to examine the advantages of moving to more spacious offices than our current location. Why do we need new offices? We are expanding rapidly and will need to recruit another thirty administrative and sales staff within the next three months. After studying the existing office facilities, it was found that no more space is available for additional staff and we therefore need to find larger offices urgently. xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx The best location for a new office building would be in Kowloon Bay or Kwun Tong. Plenty of new office space is available in this area, which is currently being redeveloped. Both areas are easily accessible by MTR and are also served by many bus routes. This would mean that staff and visitors would be able to get to the offices easily. 58 © CPBE 2019
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Xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx The offices should be at least 50% larger than our present offices. They should be modern and should incorporate energy saving technologies in line with company energy policy. . There should also be enough car parking spaces for our staff and visitors. xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx The available evidence strongly indicates that the current offices are no longer suitable and it is therefore recommended we begin looking for new offices that meet our needs as soon as possible. Word order Be careful with word order in such headings.
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