likes and dislikes 6

Likes and Dislikes, 6


Likes and Dislikes

We can use gerunds and infinitives, as well as common nouns, to express our likes and dislikes.

love + noun/gerund/infinitive.
enjoy + noun/gerund.
like + noun/gerund/infinitive.  
 Subject + don’t mind + noun/gerund.
dislike + noun/gerund.
hate + noun/gerund/infinitive.
can’t stand + noun/gerund.

• I love you!
• Yves likes skiing and playing ice-hockey.
• Mr. and Mrs. Pham didn’t like the city center, so they moved to the suburbs.


What are your likes and dislikes?

Answer the following questions, or respond to the statements. Say why and give examples.

For example, do you like Techno music?

+ + Absolutely! I love House Music! It’s wonderful! It’s fantastic!
+ Yeah, I like Techno music. I enjoy it. I’m keen on Techno music.
O It’s okay. Sometimes. So-and-so. Yes and no. It depends. I don’t mind it.
Nope. No, I don’t. I don’t like it. I dislike it. I don’t care for techno music.
─ ─ Yuck! No way! I hate techno music! I can’t stand techno music.


Work, School Related

57. Do you like your university? Did you like you school?

58. Do you like your job and your workplace?

59. My colleague doesn’t mind getting up early.

60. My classmate loves doing his/her homework. And so do I.

61. I enjoy taking final exams.

62. Does your best friend love Friday afternoons…Saturdays…Sundays…and Monday mornings?

63. Do you like meeting new people?

64. My classmates/colleagues enjoy gossiping—but not me.

65. Our coworker likes to talk about himself.

66. Some of my classmates/coworker loves telling outrageous jokes and fantastic stories.

67. My colleague enjoys giving speeches and talking in front of audiences.



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