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Talking about what you like

Vocabulary A2 : Likes

1- We really enjoyed our holiday. The weather was hot and our hotel was lovely. We had fun on the beach, and the cities were great too.

2- I never want to go on holiday with Peter again! He knows I don't like walking, but he made me go up and down mountains all day! I was hungry and thirsty all the time, and when we got back to our hotel, I was too tired to do anything except sleep! 

3- I went out with Lara last night. I wanted to go to an Indian restaurant, but she prefers pizza. It was great to see her, and we had a really nice time. She told me about her new job. She's very happy there. I'd like to get a new job too.

It is important to use the right verb patterns. When we use another verb after enjoy, like or love, we often use -ing forms:
I enjoy playing football.
I like watching movies.
I love going on holiday.

When we use another verb after prefer, we use -ing forms or to + infinitive:

I prefer playing tennis.
I prefer to eat a bit later.

When we use another verb after want, we use to + infinitive:
I want to talk to Max.

Words for talking about what you like

cold (adj)  If something or someone is cold, they are not warm.
dislike (v) If you dislike someone or something, you consider them to be unpleasant and do not like them.
enjoy (v) If you enjoy something, you like doing it.
fun (n) Fun is pleasure and enjoyment.
good (adj)  Good means pleasant or enjoyable.
great (adj) If something is great, it is very good.
happy (adj)  Someone who is happy feels pleased and satisfied.
hope (v) If you hope that something is true, or that something will happen, you want it to be true or you want it to happen.
hot         1 (adj)  Something that is hot has a high temperature.
                2 (adj) If someone is hot, they feel uncomfortable because the temperature is too high.
hungry (adj) When you are hungry, you want to eat.
interesting (adj) If something is interesting, it keeps your attention.
like (v) If you like someone or something, you think they are interesting, enjoyable or
love (v) If you love something, you like it very much.
lovely (adj) If someone or something is lovely, they are beautiful, very nice, or very
nice (adj) If something is nice, it is attractive, pleasant, or enjoyable.
prefer (v) If you prefer someone or something, you like that person or thing better than another.
sad (adj)  If you are sad, you feel unhappy.
thirsty (adj) If you are thirsty, you want to drink something.
tired (adj) If you are tired, you feel that you want to rest or sleep.
want (v)  If you want something, you feel a need for it. 
would like (phrase) If you say that you would like something or would like to do something, you are indicating a wish or desire that you have.

1- Match the two parts.

1 Mark would like a drink. He's  _______  .


2 I need a thick sweater. This room is ______


3 Don't touch the oven door. It's very _____ .


4 Jenny wants an apple. She's ______ .


5 He worked late last night. He's really ______ .

2- Put the correct word in each gap.

want | fun | hope | prefer | enjoy | like

Hi Lucy
Would you 1      to come to the fair with me tomorrow? Do you 2    the morning or afternoon? I 3    to go in the afternoon, at about 3 p.m. I think we can have 4    there. I 5   everything at the fair. I 6     you can come with me.

3- Which sentences are correct?

1 I  worked hard yesterday, so I tired today.


2 That's a great jacket and it's a lovely colour.


3 Our hotel was nice and the weather wasn't very hot.


4 My sister's sad, because her friend is very ill.


5 Are you interesting in this book?


6 The film was fun nice and we laughed a lot.

4- Match the words with the pictures

A2 Vocabulary : Likes 1 happy         

2 hungry       

3 cold             

4 thirsty       

5 hot             

6 sad             

5- Rearrange the letters to find words. Use the definitions to help you.

1 istryth                               (you want a drink)
2 gesterinint                      (a way to describe a good story)
3 volley                                 (beautiful or nice)
4 gater                                  (very good)
5 rughyn                               (you need to eat something)
6 driet                                  (you'd like to sit down)