How to Talk about Likes and Dislikes at Work

Likes and Dislikes at Work

How to Talk about Likes and Dislikes at Work

These are some of the most common verbs to talk about likes and dislikes at work.

  1. Work alone
  2. work with people
  3. work with children
  4. work part-time
  5. work full-time
  6. wear a uniform
  7. work inside
  8. work outside
  9. work outdoors
  10. work in an office
  11. have the same routine
  12. work under pressure
  13. have a lot of responsibilities
  14. work long hours
  15. work on the weekends
  16. work overtime
  17. work in an office
  18. work for successful companies
  19. work on my computer
  20. Travel with work
  21. help people
  22. deal with difficult customers

Statements about Likes and Dislikes at Work

These are some statements about likes and dislikes at work:

Affirmative SentencesNegative Sentences
I like helping peopleI don’t like working at nights
I am good at sellingI am not good at selling
I love travelingI don’t love traveling
She likes working with computersShe doesn’t like working in an office
She loves working with computersShe doesn’t love working with teenagers
He likes working overtimeHe doesn’t like working outdoors
He hates working with computersHe doesn’t hate speaking in public
They like working indoorsThey don’t like working under pressure
They enjoy working part-timeThey don’t enjoy helping people
We like working in an officeWe don’t like making calls
You like working outdoorsYou don’t love having summer vacations
I like working long hoursI don’t like working on the weekends

Working Conditions with Would

These are some examples of sentences about the working conditions that you would like to have in a future job:

  • I would like to work with children because they are adorable and I consider myself a good teacher.
  • I wouldn’t like working in an office every day because I love traveling
  • I wouldn’t like to work in the customer service department because I can’t stand difficult customers.
Likes and Dislikes at Work

Questions: Likes and Dislikes at Work

These are some common questions about likes and dislikes at work

Set #1

  1. Do you like  using computers?
  2. How do you feel about working in teams?
  3. Do you hate making phone calls?
  4. Do you love working with figures?
  5. What do you thing about dealing with the public?
  6. Do you love meeting people?
  7. Why don’t you like working under pressure?
  8. Do you dislike dealing with the public?
  9. Do you like travelling?
  10. Why don’t you like attending meetings?

Set #2

  1. Do you really like selling things?
  2. Do you like helping people?
  3. Do you prefer working indoors or outdoors?
  4. Do you prefer the day shift or the night shift?
  5. Do you like working alone?
  6. Do you like dealing with difficult customers?
  7. Do you enjoy making calls?

Set #3

  1. Can you use a computer?
  2. Can you manage other people?
  3. Are you good at public speaking?
  4. Can you teach others how to do things?
  5. Can you solve problems?
  6. Do you manage money well?
  7. Do you work well with people?
  8. Can you speak other languages?

Set #4

How do you feel about:

  1. Asking for help?
  2. Using a computer?
  3. Leading a team?
  4. Traveling?
  5. Creating spreadsheets?
  6. Talking on the phone?
  7. Working with people?
  8. Meeting deadlines
  9. Working on the weekend?
  10. Managing money?
  11. Telling people what to do?
  12. Working with numbers?
  13. Public speaking?
Likes and Dislikes at Work

Lesson Plan: Likes and Dislikes at Work

Schema Activation (10 mins)

  1. Teacher shows two pictures, one of a man and another of a woman talking about likes, dislikes and preferences in the workplace and then they play the hangman to figure out the topic that we are studying today (10 mins)

Pre-Task (90 mins)

  1. Teacher reviews key vocabulary using a Quizlet Set and two pictures to learn more about the simple present grammar rules (15 mins)
  2. Students complete a survey making questions to their classmates and they have to talk about each other preferences (20 mins)
  3. Students are given a dialogue in which Dan and Brad talk about their needs to find a job and things they are looking in potential jobs. ( 10 mins)
  4. Students are given a powerpoint presentation and they have to  read the sentences and indicate if those statements are true for themselves. (10 mins)
  5. Students are given  a set of 12 sentences, they have to listen to a dialogue in which a musician, a hairdresser and a lawyer talk about their jobs. Students match the sententences with the professional who said it. (15 mins)
  6. Students are given a dialogue with missing ideas that they have to complete so they can practice with their partners (20 mins)

Main Task  (30 mins)

Students prepare a short script in which they talk about the following:

  1. an introduction that includes, your name, company  and position
  2. three things that you like about your jobs
  3. three things that you don’t like about your job
  4. three adjectives to describe your current job

Post- Task ( 25 Mins)

  1. Students complete a little Kahoot Quiz about  grammar studied today ( 10 mins)
  2. Students are given a set of sentences, they have to read them and correct the mistakes they have ( 15 mins)

More Information

  1. English Lessons available on EnglishPost.Org
  2. Quizzes Available on SoyProfe.Org
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