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Likes and Dislikes - ESL EFL Teaching Resources

Broken Sentences

ESL EFL Matching Activity - Elementary - 20 Minutes

In this matching activity, students put together sentences that have been broken into two halves. All of the sentences cover phrases for talking about likes and dislikes. Each pair of students is given a set of slips. The students are told to arrange the slips into 20 sentences about likes and dislikes. After ten minutes, the students stop the activity and go through the answers. Pairs of students take it in turns to read out their sentences. For each correct sentence, the students win a point. The pair with the highest score is the winner.

Broken Sentences.PDF

 

Expressing Preferences

ESL EFL Writing and Speaking Activity - Elementary - 25 Minutes

In this teaching activity, students learn various expressions for talking about likes, dislikes and indifference. The students begin by completing sentences about their likes and dislikes. The students then work with a partner and use the phrases they have learnt to make a dialogue expressing likes, dislikes and preferences which they present to the class.

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Find Someone Who...

ESL EFL Speaking Activity - Elementary - 25 Minutes

This delightful language activity shows students how to ask people about their favourite things. The students start off by writing about their favourite things. Then they go round the class asking and answering 'What is your favourite...?' questions. When a student finds someone with the same answer, they write down that person's name on their worksheet.

Find Someone Who.PDF

 

I enjoy learning English and you?

ESL EFL Lesson - Elementary - 1 Hour

The link below will take you to an extensive lesson for teaching likes and dislikes. Students start by learning how to talk about likes and preferences. Then, they look at some basic vocabulary for talking about sports and hobbies. The students then complete a chart about the sports and pastimes they like and dislike. After that, students pair up and practice asking and answering questions about their hobby and sport preferences. They report their findings to the class. Finally, the students work in small groups and come up with the three most popular hobbies for their group. Each group then presents their results to the class.

I enjoy learning English and you.PDF

 

Likes, Dislikes and Preferences

ESL EFL Writing Activity - Elementary -  30 Minutes

Here is a link to an engaging worksheet that helps students practice making sentences and questions with the verb to like. Students begin by looking at how to write sentences using the verb to like in the affirmative, negative and interrogative form. They practice these forms by making sentences and questions according to the information provided in two charts. 

Likes, Dislikes and Preferences.PDF

 

Match My Answer

ESL EFL Speaking and Writing Activity - Elementary -  30 Minutes

In this insightful teaching activity, students ask and answer questions about personal preferences. The class is divided into pairs (A and B) and each student is given a worksheet. Students begin by answering questions about their favourite things. The students then work in their pairs. Student A starts by asking Student B the questions on their worksheet, e.g. What's your favourite item of clothing? If Student B's favourite is the same, Student A scores points. When Student A has finished asking their questions, they swap roles. When they have finished, the students repeat the task with a new partner. At the end of the activity, the class finds out which two students are the most compatible and share the most favourite things.

Match My Answer.PDF

 

My Favourite Person

ESL EFL Drawing and Writing Activity - Elementary -  25 Minutes

Here is a supplementary worksheet for young learners. In this activity, students create a profile of their favourite person. The profile includes the person's name, age, job, a description of the person and their reasons for liking them. The students also draw a picture of the person.

My Favourite Person.PDF

 

My Favourites

ESL EFL Writing and Speaking Activity - Elementary -  25 Minutes

In this teaching activity, learners work individually to complete sentences about their favourite things. When the students have completed all of the sentences, they pair up with another student. The students then practice asking and answering questions about their favourites.

My Favourites.PDF

 

Talk About - Board Game

ESL EFL Speaking Activity - Elementary -  25 Minutes

In this compelling board game, students practice expressing their likes and dislikes on various topics. Students play the game in small groups. They take it in turns to throw the dice and move their counter along the board. When a player lands on a 'talk about' square, the student talks about the topic for 30 seconds without stopping. If they can’t think of anything to say or they stop talking before the 30 seconds are up, they move back to their previous square. The first student to reach the finish is the winner.

Talk About.PDF Exclusive

Was it you...?

ESL EFL Writing, Listening and Speaking Activity - Elementary -  35 Minutes

This is an effective activity for teaching students how to talk about their likes and dislikes. In large groups, students complete two slips of paper. On the first slip, they write their favourite word and on the second slip they write something they love or hate doing. Each student then writes the names of the group member’s on a worksheet. The favourites and sentences are then read out to the group and the students write them down next to the student who they think wrote each one. The students find out who wrote each slip by asking each other questions. The students have to listen very carefully as they can only ask a certain number of questions. Students get one point for each correct answer.

Was it you.PDF

 

Cupid's Dating Agency

ESL EFL Writing and Speaking Activity - Pre-intermediate - 35 Minutes

In this enjoyable teaching activity, students create profiles of peoples' likes and dislikes using various expressions and phrases. Then the students take on the role of a dating agency and match people together according to their preferences. First, students are given a set of male or female profile cards. They fill in the profile information by thinking about what would best suit each person's character. The profiles contain many examples of different expressions for talking about likes and dislikes. Students then work together and tell one another about the people on their cards. The students decide who should go on a date with who, based on the information in each profile. Afterwards, students tell the class about their most promising dates.

Cupid's Dating Agency.PDF

 

Do you like...?

ESL EFL Writing and Speaking Activity - Pre-intermediate - 30 Minutes

In this engaging activity, students take it in turns to ask and answer questions about likes and dislikes. The students reply using various yes / no phrases, e.g. Yes, very much. No, not at all, etc. The students are divided into pairs and given a copy of the worksheet. They take it in turns to ask each other questions about their likes and dislikes using the structure 'Do you like...?' When the students answer each question, they use an expression from the box on their worksheet. Students write their partner's answers down and ask follow-up questions to gain more information. When all of the students have finished, students take it in turns to tell the class a few things about their partner.

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Likes and Dislikes

ESL EFL Speaking  Activity - Pre-intermediate -  30 Minutes

In this productive teaching activity, students ask questions about likes and dislikes and reply using degrees of feeling. Students work in pairs (A and B) and ask each other questions about likes and dislikes. Each time a student replies they use one of the degrees of feeling on their worksheet. Their partner then records the answer. When everyone has finished, students make a new pair with someone who has the same worksheet as them. Each pair then practices asking and answering questions about their previous partner using the third-person singular.

Likes and Dislikes.PDF

 

Stop Bugging Me!

ESL EFL Speaking  Activity - Pre-intermediate -  25 Minutes

This entertaining speaking activity teaches students how to use common expressions of irritation. There are eight expressions of irritation covered in the activity, e.g. I can't stand, It bugs me, It gets on my nerves, etc. Students work in pairs and ask each other questions using the phrase 'Does it bother you when people...?' Students respond according to their degree of irritation. Students mark their partner's answers on a worksheet. When everyone has finished, students report back to the class on their partner's irritations.

Stop Bugging Me.PDF

 

Talk for a Minute

ESL EFL Speaking  Activity - Pre-intermediate -  30 Minutes

Here is a fun card game to get your students talking about their likes and dislikes. The class is divided into small teams and each team plays against another team. One player from the first team picks up a card and talks about their likes or dislikes for a minute based on the topic on the card. If the player manages to do this without hesitation, they win a point for their team. If they hesitate, the other team challenges and continues for the rest of the minute. The teams take it in turns to play. The team with the most points at the end of the game wins.

Talk for a Minute.PDF

 

Who is it?

ESL EFL Writing  Activity - Pre-intermediate -  30 Minutes

In this creative activity, students complete descriptions about their likes, dislikes and interests and then the class has to guess who wrote each description. Each student is given a numbered worksheet. The students complete a description of their likes, dislikes and interests and then the worksheets are put up around the classroom. The students read the numbered descriptions and decide which student in the class wrote each one. The student who guesses the most correct answers is the winner.

Who is it.PDF

 

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#5 Admin 2015-06-04 08:54
You're welcome Marjorie. Good luck with your studies.
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#4 Marjorie 2015-05-16 18:48
Thank you so much for this! It is absolutely useful and the activities are awesome!!! I'm student of English pedagogy, but I'm not very creative and these activities are, as I said before, very useful! THANKS.
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#3 Admin 2015-05-07 10:32
Thanks Alice and Marco. It's nice of you to say.
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#2 Alice 2015-04-21 04:20
Excellent exercises!!! very usefull
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#1 marco 2015-03-20 01:56
Excellent material
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