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Likes and Dislikes, III


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 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.

Going Out

25. Do you enjoy dining at Chinese, Indian, Italian, Mexican restaurants?

26. My classmate enjoys eating fast food.

27. My friends and I like going to discos.

28. I like going to the cinema during the weekend.

29. Our colleague loves to shop for new clothes and accessories.

30. Sometimes we like to stroll in parks and the town centre.


Electronic Activities

31. My friends and I are addicted to surfing the internet.

32. We enjoy sending and receiving emails, text messaging, writing letters.

33. Do your e-friends like blogging, posting comments on discussion forums, message boards?

34. Do your neighbors love talking on the phone?

35. I enjoy watching TV (music videos, movies, sitcoms, soap operas).

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