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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.

Examples:
• 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.

See GERUNDS, INFINITIVES.

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 Techno 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.

 
 
 
 
Leisure, Recreation

1. I like visiting my family and relatives. Yes or no?

2. I enjoy visiting my friends. True or false?

3. Do you like going for long walks?

4. Do you enjoy dancing in front of an audience?

5. I love to travel to foreign and exotic locations.

6. I love going to parties! I love to party!
 
 

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Food

7. Do you prefer trying new, different, foreign, exotic cuisine; or sticking to your old favourites?

8. Do you like eating offal (brains, hearts, kidneys, livers, tongues, sweetbreads (pancreas and thymus glands), tripe (linings of first and second cattle stomachs).

9. I like to eat foods with onions and garlic. Do you like the smell of onion and garlic?

10. My classmate or colleague enjoys eating sunflower and pumpkin seeds.

11. I like hot chilli peppers. I like hot, spicy foods. I like sour-tasting foods (with lemon, vinegar).

12. My friend enjoys dandelion leaves, purslane other edible weeds.
 
 

 
 
 
 

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