Summary of this lesson

In this lesson, you should have learned… some useful vocabulary for discussing likes and dislikes how to express indifference how to express preferences how to demonstrate a range of vocabulary some model responses for talking about likes, dislikes and preferences Return to the Unit Menu

Some complete examples

Here are some complete examples of giving an extended answer when talking about likes, dislikes and preferences: 1. I’d prefer to live in the countryside than in the city. Admittedly, the night-life is a little bit lacking but tranquillity is more important to me. 2. Living in a house is better than a flat because … Read more

Video: Expressing preferences

Narration: Expressing preferences. In addition to saying whether you like or dislike something, you may also have to show a preference. Look at this example question. To give a full response to this, you could use some of the following language. When expressing preferences, a good way to extend your answer is to use a … Read more

Candidate’s answer with errors

Read the response below. The candidate has made 5 errors. See if you can identify them, then scroll down to check. Ermm.. well I am not minding it. I suppose it has some good and bad points. I really love the garden we have in the back of the house. It’s quite privacy and looks … Read more

Video: Expressing likes, dislikes and preferences

Narration: Expressing likes and dislikes. You have just seen that there are a number of different words and phrases that can be used to express likes, dislikes and indifference. It is important to note that they show different degrees of feeling as we can see here. I love and I adore express much stronger feelings … Read more

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Essential vocabulary for this lesson

To complete this lesson, you will need to know the following vocabulary. When you are sure you know all the words, continue to the next page. CONCESSION INDIFFERENCE PREFERENCE

Aims of this lesson

By the end of this lesson, you will know: how to use a wide range of vocabulary to talk about likes and dislikes how to express indifference on a subject how you can demonstrate a wider range of vocabulary when talking about preferences some model responses you can practice and use in the speaking test

Summary of this lesson

In this lesson, you should have learned… about some common Part One questions a range of useful vocabulary to describe people how to use a range of adjectives to describe character and personality how to describe places using a six-point checklist how to use a range of adjectives to describe places that using synonyms can … Read more

Describing places

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