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 concession word or phrase. Remember that to introduce concessions, you can use words like admittedly, granted, or it could be true. Here is a complete example answer.