How to Express Likes and Dislikes in English

Likes and Dislikes in English

Teaching how to talk about Likes and Dislikes in English is very important since likes and dislikes is a common topic when you meet new people.

To understand this topics, we have to learn a few things:

  • Key verbs to talk about likes and dislikes in English
  • Actions verbs to talk about things we like or dislike to do
  • How to make affirmative and negative sentences to talk about likes and dislikes.

Vocabulary: Likes and Dislikes in English

There is some vocabulary that you should know so you can be able to talk about likes and dislikes.

#1 Key verbs to Talk about Likes and Dislikes

Let’s start with the key verbs.

These are the main six verbs to talk about likes and dislikes in English

EnjoyLike 
HateDislike
DetestEnjoy

#2 Action Verbs to Talk about Likes and Dislikes

These are some example of actions verbs that can help us describe the things we like or dislike to do in English.

ReadJump
ListenSwim
PlayJog
TalkWatch
DanceCatch
SpeakThrow
RunJump

Grammar to Talk about Likes and Dislikes

Now that you know the key verbs and the action verbs to talk about likes and dislikes, you can start making sentences.

Remember that in English we can make affirmative and negative sentences and also questions.

 Examples of Affirmative and Negative Sentences

Wth the key verbs and several actions verbs, you can make affirmative and negative sentences.

I like eating ice creamI don’t like eating ice cream
You love watching sportYou don’t love watching soccer games
She is crazy about sportsShe is not crazy about sports
He is fond of chocolateHe isn’t fond of chocolate
We are huge fans of soccerWe aren’t huge fans of soccer
They dislike wasting timeThey don’t like wasting time

Yes or No Questions with Likes and Dislikes

These are some examples of Yes or No questions about Likes and Dislikes in English

  • Do you like watching TV?
  • Does she like playing soccer?
  • Does he love running?
  • Do you like soccer?
  • Do you like rock music?

Wh-Questions with Likes and Dislikes in English

These are some examples of wh-questions about likes and dislikes in English

  • What does he like to do?
  • What movies do you like to watch?
  • What books do you like to read?
  • What sports do you like?
  • What music do you like?

Likes and Dislikes Questions with answers

These are some likes and dislikes questions with answers

  • What kind of movies do you like to watch?
  • I like to watch drama movies
  • Do you like listening to Electronic music?
  • I love Calvin Harris, Oliver Heldens and Robin Schulz?
  • How about running? Do you like it?
  • I love it, I go running two or three times a week
  • Do you enjoy being a teacher?
  • I like it, I love meeting new people
  • What’s your favorite song?
  • My favorite song is stubborn love by the Lumineers
  • What do you like the most about Costa Rica?
  • There are many tourist attractions
  • What sport do you like to watch?
  • I like to watch MMA
  • Do you like watching Anime?
  • Yes, I am a huge fan of Attack on Titan

Conversation Questions about Likes and Dislikes

These are 20 conversation questions about likes and dislikes in English

  1. What kind of movies do you like?
  2. Do you like going to the beach?
  3. What’s your favorite thing to do?
  4. Do you love going out?
  5. What kind of music do you like?
  6. Do you like to watch TV?
  7. What type of food do you like to eat? Do you like to watch movies?
  8. Do you like watching cartoons?
  9. Do you like watching independent films?
  10. Do you have a favorite actor or actress?
  11. Do you like to do exercises?
  12. What kind of music don’t you like?
  13. Do you like to play or watch sports?
  14. What do you like to do on the weekends?
  15. Do you like to go swimming?
  16. What kind of pets do you like?
  17. Do you like to read books? What books do you like to read?
  18. Do you like running or jogging?
  19. Do you like playing video games? What’s your favorite video game?
  20. Do you like computers? what do you like to do on your computer?
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