Reading Exercises: Likes and Dislikes

Learning how to talk about Likes and Dislikes in English is crucial since lots of first-time interactions have to do with things that we like or dislike.

The topic about likes and dislikes have been covered in other posts I have published

You definitely have to check them out to complement what you are learning here:

Before you start the reading, have a look at these expression to express Likes and Dislikes

They are found all over the reading that you are about to do.

I’m crazy for …I am crazy for sports
My favorite …My favorite movie is Inception
I likeI like playing soccer with my brother
I loveI love doing yoga
I hateI hate eating vegetables
I really hate I really hate doing exercises at school
I really adore I really adore happy endings
I detestI detest having to come here every summer
[noun] is OKA Pepsi is OK
I really likeI really love going to the beach with my children
I really don’t like I really don’t like going to the movies
I don’t like I don’t like heavy metal

Now that you are familiar with those key terms to express likes and dislikes, you can do the reading

Likes and Dislikes Reading

Hello, Friends!

I am Linda and I’m 16 years old. I am from Ireland, Today I’m writing about the things that I like and thing that I don’t like.

It isn’t easy because there are too many things that I like and some things that I don’t like. That’s why I am going to write about  three  or four topics.


I really like listening to music, I like different types of music but I am crazy for electronic music, my favorite DJ’s are Robin Schulz and  Calvin Harris.

I also like watching TV and movies. I like drama movies and sitcoms such as two and half men and the Bing Bang Theory. Sometimes I like to go out with my school friends.  We go to the movie theater and the mall.


First, let’s talk about food and drinks. I don’t like fish very much, but I like meat. I really like fast food such as pizza, hamburgers and french fries but my favorite snacks are pizza and hamburgers.

Pizza is delicious with coke, but I prefer lemonade and orange juice than coke.

I also like white coffee. I hate alcoholic drinks! When it comes to fruit. I really adore grapes, but pears are not my cup of tea. I like apples and I love oranges!  I’m not a fan of vegetables, but my parents and teachers say they’re very important. I think they’re right. 

I really hate broccoli, but carrots are ok. I detest cucumber salad, but I like mixed salad  I’m crazy for mushrooms, but I really don’t like onions.

School Subjects

I love playing with my friends in the playground. I don’t like History very much and I hate Maths lessons! Anyway, I like Gym and Art, but I prefer Science because I’m crazy for animals.

I really like Music and I love Portuguese lessons, but my favorite subject is English, of course!

         And you? What are your likes and dislikes?

Manuel Campos, English Professor

Manuel Campos

I am Jose Manuel, English professor and creator of, a blog whose mission is to share lessons for those who want to learn and improve their English