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Thursday, June 7, 2018

ENGLISH: FORM ONE: Topic 6 - EXPRESSING LIKES AND DISLIKES

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TOPIC 6: EXPRESSING LIKES AND DISLIKES

The word like means to be sound as or pleased with from the verb we get the word like and dislike opposite or antonym. Grammatically likes/dislike are not nouns but only used in everyday talks (spoken English) whether like or dislike the force behind them are human feeling, taste experience traditions.

Usually like and dislike are expressed in non-verbal forms of communication such as gesturers, social expressions movement nodding.

Non- verbal – communication is also called body language

EXPRESSING LIKES:

I like ...

I love... 

I adore…  

I'm crazy about…  
         
I’m mad about…   

I enjoy…  

I’m keen on…

Examples:

Question : what game do you like most?
Answer : I like football and boxing

Question : what music do you like most?
Answer : I like bongo flava

Question : what drink do you like most?
Answer : I like orange Juice only
 
Expressing Likes


EXPRESSING DISLIKES                                                                                                        

I don't like ...

I dislike...    

I hate…   
      
I abhor…  
   
I can’t bear...  

I can’t stand…  
                                                                                                                        
I detest...
   
I loathe...

Other Examples of likes and dislikes:                                                                                  

1. I'm mad about basketball, but I can’t bear ice hockey.  
                                    
2. I adore reading poetry, but I loathe doing the housework.


Things to remember about likes and dislikes:

When these expressions are followed by a verb, the latter is put in -ing form.

Examples:       

I like listening to music.
     
I hate wearing sun glasses. 
    
I like 

I detest I don’t mind


Note that" very much" & "a lot" always come after the things you like.
Examples:
"I like basketball very much/a lot.

NOT "I like very much/a lot basketball."Be careful when you use "I don't mind...
Examples:
"Do you mind playing football?""No, I don't mind."(Although it's in a negative form, it means that it's ok for me. I neither love it nor hate it.)
 
Expressing Dislikes


Dialogue  

Amiri is at home. His girlfriend comes in...Notice how they express their likes and dislikes.

Amiri:
Hello, darling. Do you fancy watching a film tonight?
Girlfriend:
Oh, no thanks, I don't really feel like watching a film tonight. How about going out instead?
Amiri:
OK. Do you feel like going to the theatre?
Girlfriend:
Oh, no. I'm not in the mood for that. Do want go to the new Chinese restaurant?
Amiri:
I don't mind. Chinese cuisine is alright.
Girlfriend:
Well I really love it. Let's go.

EXPRESSING PREFERENCE

Read the following story.

My name is John and I like bananas and avocados. My friend Asha prefers drinking tea to coffee. My bother, Amabilis prefers travelling to staying at home all year. I prefer living in town to living in the village because we have access to more services in town.
The most suitable is ……..to…………

Example: I prefer--------- to----------

1. I prefer tea to coffee
2. Prefer English to Kiswahili
3. I prefer reading to writing

Exercise    
1. What does John's prefer to eat?  
2. What does John’s older brother prefer? 
3. Where does John prefer to live?








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