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.
- Work alone
- work with people
- work with children
- work part-time
- work full-time
- wear a uniform
- work inside
- work outside
- work outdoors
- work in an office
- have the same routine
- work under pressure
- have a lot of responsibilities
- work long hours
- work on the weekends
- work overtime
- work in an office
- work for successful companies
- work on my computer
- Travel with work
- help people
- deal with difficult customers
Statements about Likes and Dislikes at Work
These are some statements about likes and dislikes at work:
|Affirmative Sentences||Negative Sentences|
|I like helping people||I don’t like working at nights|
|I am good at selling||I am not good at selling|
|I love traveling||I don’t love traveling|
|She likes working with computers||She doesn’t like working in an office|
|She loves working with computers||She doesn’t love working with teenagers|
|He likes working overtime||He doesn’t like working outdoors|
|He hates working with computers||He doesn’t hate speaking in public|
|They like working indoors||They don’t like working under pressure|
|They enjoy working part-time||They don’t enjoy helping people|
|We like working in an office||We don’t like making calls|
|You like working outdoors||You don’t love having summer vacations|
|I like working long hours||I 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.
Questions: Likes and Dislikes at Work
These are some common questions about likes and dislikes at work
- Do you like using computers?
- How do you feel about working in teams?
- Do you hate making phone calls?
- Do you love working with figures?
- What do you thing about dealing with the public?
- Do you love meeting people?
- Why don’t you like working under pressure?
- Do you dislike dealing with the public?
- Do you like travelling?
- Why don’t you like attending meetings?
- Do you really like selling things?
- Do you like helping people?
- Do you prefer working indoors or outdoors?
- Do you prefer the day shift or the night shift?
- Do you like working alone?
- Do you like dealing with difficult customers?
- Do you enjoy making calls?
- Can you use a computer?
- Can you manage other people?
- Are you good at public speaking?
- Can you teach others how to do things?
- Can you solve problems?
- Do you manage money well?
- Do you work well with people?
- Can you speak other languages?
How do you feel about:
- Asking for help?
- Using a computer?
- Leading a team?
- Creating spreadsheets?
- Talking on the phone?
- Working with people?
- Meeting deadlines
- Working on the weekend?
- Managing money?
- Telling people what to do?
- Working with numbers?
- Public speaking?
Lesson Plan: Likes and Dislikes at Work
Schema Activation (10 mins)
- 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)
- Teacher reviews key vocabulary using a Quizlet Set and two pictures to learn more about the simple present grammar rules (15 mins)
- Students complete a survey making questions to their classmates and they have to talk about each other preferences (20 mins)
- 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)
- Students are given a powerpoint presentation and they have to read the sentences and indicate if those statements are true for themselves. (10 mins)
- 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)
- 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:
- an introduction that includes, your name, company and position
- three things that you like about your jobs
- three things that you don’t like about your job
- three adjectives to describe your current job
Post- Task ( 25 Mins)
- Students complete a little Kahoot Quiz about grammar studied today ( 10 mins)
- Students are given a set of sentences, they have to read them and correct the mistakes they have ( 15 mins)