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Unit 7 - Lesson 33 - Likes, Dislikes and Invitations

 

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Do you like ...?

To talk about liking or disliking something, you can use verb + -ing with:-

listen enjoy | like | love | hate

Asking and answering questions:-

Question Answer + Answer -
Do you enjoy learning English? Yes, I love it. No, I hate it.
Does he like living in Germany? Yes, he loves it. No, he hates it.
Did you love the Beatles in the 60s? Yes, I loved them. No, I hated them.
Do you hate football? Yes, I hate it. No, I love it.

To invite someone to do something, you can use verb + -ing with:-

listen feel like | fancy

Asking and answering questions:-

Question Answer + Answer -
Do you feel like going out tonight? Yes, I'd love to. No, I don't feel like it.
Do you fancy going for a drive? Yes, I'd love to. No, I don't feel like it.

Love - Like - Don't Mind - Don't Like- Hate

After some verbs (love, like, don't/doesn't mind,don't/doesn't like, hate) you can use a noun, a pronoun or a verb +ing.

  LoveI like I like LikeI like Don't mind Don't Like I don't like HateI don't like I don't like
Noun (coffee) I love coffee. I like coffee. I don't mind coffee. I don't like coffee. I hate coffee.
Pronoun (him) I love him. I like him. I don't mind him. I don't like him. I hate him.
Verb (flying) I love flying. I like flying. I don't mind flying. I don't like flying. I hate flying.

How about doing something? vs Would you like to do something?

To invite someone to do something you can also use:-

Question Answer + Answer -
How about going out tonight? Yes, I'd love to. No, I don't feel like it.
Would you like to go out tonight? Yes, I'd love to. No, I don't feel like it.
How about having a drink? Yes, I'd love to. No, thanks.
Would you like to have a drink? Yes, I'd love one. No, thank you.

! Note. 'How about ...' is informal. 'Would you like to ...' is formal.


Now let's see how Mr Bean does it...

Mr Bean is at home when his wife comes in...

Mr Bean: Hello, darling. Do you fancy going out tonight?
Mrs Bean: Oh, no thanks, I don't really feel like it tonight. How about renting a film instead.
Mr Bean: OK. Do you feel like watching the new Bruce Willis film, Die Hard 13?
Mrs Bean: Oh, no. I hate him. Do you like Julia Roberts?
Mr Bean: I don't mind her. She's alright.
Mrs Bean: Well I really like her. Let's rent her new film then.

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Week 33

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