Great Teaching Ideas: Likes,Dislikes and Preferences

Like and Dislike


Key verbs to teach about likes  and dislikes

  • enjoy , hate , prefer , like , dislike , enjoy

Action verbs

  • read , listen , play , talk , dance , speak , run , jump , swim, jog , watch , catch ,throw , jump


  • I like eating ice cream
  • I am crazy about sports
  • I am fond of chocolate
  • I am a huge fan of soccer
  • I dislike wasting time
  • I don’t like golf at all
  • I can’t stand soccer fans
  • I detest being late

Frequency Adverbs



With the vocabulary previously taught  , I dictate these sentences to the students.

  • I like to  read books.
  • I always go to church.
  • I always watch movies at night.
  • I never play  soccer at school.
  • Sometimes I go  swimming in the river.
  • I hardly ever go to the gym.
  • I am crazy about sports.
  • I usually take the bus to school.
  • I  like to play video games.
  • I never study for the exams.

Answer the following questionS about your  likes , dislikes and preferences.

  1. What kind of music do you like?
  2. What are  your favorite TV Shows?
  3. How often do you watch TV?
  4. How often do you watch movies?
  5. What Sports do you like?
  6. How often do you play sports?
  7. What’s your favorite color?
  8. What’s your favorite food?
  9. Do you like fast food or home-made food?
  10. How often do you do exercises?

Likes and Dislikes


Create a dialogue with one of your partners about likes , dislikes and preferences



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