Likes and Dislikes - ESL Activities, Worksheets and Games

Find Someone Who...

ESL Favourites Activity - Reading, Writing, Listening and Speaking - Beginner - 25 minutes

In this fun teaching activity, students write about their favourite things and then ask and answer questions to find classmates who have the same favourites. Each student is given a copy of the worksheet. Students begin by writing about their favourite things in the column marked 'You' on the worksheet. When the students have finished, they go around the class asking and answering 'What's your favourite...?' questions to find classmates with the same answers. When students find someone with the same answer, they write that person's name in the last column on the worksheet. Afterwards, students report back to the class on the names they wrote on their worksheet and say what their favourite things are.
 

My Favourites

ESL Favourites Worksheet - Reading, Writing, Listening and Speaking Activity - Beginner - 30 minutes

In this insightful worksheet activity, students complete sentences about their favourite things and then ask questions to a partner to find out about their favourites. Each student is given a copy of the worksheet. Students begin by completing sentences on the worksheet about their favourite things. When the students have finished, they are divided into pairs. The students then practice asking and answering questions about their favourites. Afterwards, there is a class feedback session to find out about the students' favourite things.
 

Likes and Dislikes

ESL Likes and Dislikes Activity - Reading, Writing, Listening and Speaking - Elementary - 35 minutes

In this engaging likes and dislikes worksheet activity, students ask 'Do you like...?' questions and reply using degrees of feeling. The students are divided into pairs (A and B) and each student is given a corresponding worksheet. Students begin by creating four 'Do you like…?' questions of their own at the bottom of the worksheet. When the students have finished, they take it in turns to ask their partner the questions about likes and dislikes on their worksheet. Their partner replies using one of eight phrases from the worksheet to express their degree of feeling. The student then writes their partner's answer in sentence form in the space provided using the third-person singular, e.g. 'Harry really likes drinking coffee'. This continues until all the questions have been asked and answered. When everyone has finished, students pair up with someone who has the same A or B worksheet as them. The students tell each other the name of the person they interviewed. The two students then take it in turns to ask and answer questions about the people using the third-person singular. Finally, students report back to the class on their original partner's likes and dislikes.
 

Likes and Dislikes Board Game

ESL Likes and Dislikes Board Game - Speaking Activity - Elementary - 30 minutes

In this compelling teaching activity, students play a board game where they talk about likes and dislikes for 30 seconds. The students are divided into groups of three or four and each group is given a copy of the game board, a dice and counters. Students take it in turns to roll the dice and move their counter along the board. When a student lands on a square, they have to talk about the topic on the square for 30 seconds without stopping. If a student can't think of anything to say or stops talking before the 30 seconds are up, they go back to their previous square. The first student to reach the finish wins the game.
 

Likes and Dislikes Survey

ESL Likes and Dislikes Activity - Reading, Writing, Listening and Speaking - Elementary - 45 minutes

In this rewarding likes and dislikes activity, students conduct a survey about their preferences. Each student is given a copy of the worksheet. Students begin by completing 12 statements on the worksheet with their preferences. When the students have finished, they walk around the class and ask each other 'What do you think of...?' questions, e.g. 'What do you think of Italian food?' If a classmate replies with the same preference that the student has written in the statement, the student writes the person's name in the 'Same answer' column on the worksheet. If not, the student writes the classmate's name and opinion in the 'Different answer' column. The first student to fill both columns with names is the winner. Afterwards, the students write a short report about their findings, e.g. 'Sophia and I really like Italian food'. 'I think pop music is really good, but Ryan thinks it's terrible', etc. Students then read their reports to the class and feedback is given.
 

Match My Answer

ESL Favourites Game - Reading, Writing, Listening and Speaking Activity - Elementary - 30 minutes

In this entertaining teaching activity, students play a game where they ask and answer questions about favourite things and score points for matching favourites. The students are divided into pairs (A and B) and each student is given a corresponding worksheet. The students begin by answering questions on the worksheet about their favourite things and writing their answers in the column marked 'You'. Student A then asks the questions on their worksheet to Student B, e.g. 'What's your favourite item of clothing?' Student A notes down their partner's answers in the next column. Each time Student B's gives a matching answer, Student A scores a point. When Student A has asked all their questions, the two students swap roles. After that, each student joins up with a new partner (Student A and B). Students then repeat the activity with their new partner. The student with the highest score at the end of the game wins. Afterwards, there is a class feedback session to find out which two students are the most compatible and share the most favourite things.
 

My Favourite Person

ESL Favourites Worksheet - Drawing, Reading and Writing Activity - Elementary - 25 minutes

In this intriguing favourites worksheet, students draw and write about their favourite person. Each student is given a copy of the worksheet. The students begin by drawing a picture of their favourite person in a box on the worksheet. This could be someone they know personally or someone famous. When the students have finished drawing, they complete sentences about the person, including information about the person's name, age, job, appearance and their reasons for liking them. Afterwards, students take it in turns to show their picture and tell the class about their favourite person by reading their sentences aloud.
 

Was it you...?

ESL Likes and Dislikes Activity - Reading, Writing, Listening and Speaking - Elementary - 35 minutes

In this rewarding worksheet activity, students guess favourites, likes and dislikes of other students and use past simple yes/no questions to check their answers. In groups of 8 to 10, students complete two slips of paper. On the first slip, students write their favourite word and on the second slip they write a sentence about something they love, really like, dislike or hate. The slips of paper are then collected in by a group leader. Each student is then given a copy of the worksheet and the students write the names of their group members in the 'Name' column on the sheet. The favourite words and sentences are then read out by the group leader and the group members write them down next to the name of the student who they think wrote each one. The students then go around their group asking a 'Did you write that your favourite word was...?' question to each group member in turn to check their guesses. Students reply 'Yes, I did' or 'No, I didn't' accordingly. After that, students go around the group again asking a 'Was it you who wrote you loved/really liked/didn't like/hated...?' question to each group member. Students reply 'Yes, it was' or 'No, it wasn't'. For each 'yes' response, students score one point. The student with the most points at the end of the game wins. Finally, each student reveals their favourite word and sentence to the group.
 

Broken Sentences

ESL Likes and Dislikes Activity - Reading and Matching - Pre-intermediate - 25 minutes

In this enjoyable activity, students match sentence halves together to practice expressions for likes and dislikes. The students are divided into pairs. Each pair is given a set of cards containing sentence halves, which they shuffle and spread out face up on the table. The students' task is to join the halves together to make 20 sentences about likes and dislikes. When a 10-minute time limit has been reached, the sentences are elicited from the students. Pairs score one point for each correct sentence. The pair with the highest score at the end is the winner. Afterwards, the expressions are reviewed with the class.
 

Cupid's Dating Agency

ESL Likes and Dislikes Activity - Reading, Writing, Listening and Speaking - Pre-intermediate - 40 minutes

In this captivating likes and dislikes activity, students create dating profiles and then match people together, according to their preferences. The students are divided into pairs. Half the pairs are given a set of six male cards and the other half is given a set of six female cards. The students look at the pictures on the cards and fill in each profile with information about that person's likes and dislikes. When the students have finished, each pair joins up with another pair that has an opposite set of cards, so one pair should have male cards and the other should have female cards. The students are told that they run a dating agency called Cupid's and that their task is to match the clients on the cards together for a date, according to their preferences. The pairs then take it in turns to read out each profile to the other pair. The students discuss the profiles and match the people together, according to their likes and dislikes. Students should try to pair up all the men and women if possible and think of reasons for their choices. Afterwards, each group tells the class about their most promising dates and feedback is given.
 

Do you like...?

ESL Likes and Dislikes Activity - Reading, Writing, Listening and Speaking - Pre-intermediate - 30 minutes

In this imaginative teaching activity, students find out about a partner's likes and dislikes. This activity covers 'Do you like...?' questions and various phrases for expressing preferences. The students are divided into pairs (A and B) and each student is given a corresponding worksheet. Students take it in turns to ask their partner 'Do you like ....?' questions from the prompts on the worksheet. Students also ask follow-up questions and make notes on their partner's answers in the spaces provided. When the students have finished, they take it in turns to tell the class about their partner's likes and dislikes, e.g. 'Tom loves cycling and he's really into playing team sports. However, he doesn't like doing housework', etc.
 

Expressing Preferences

ESL Likes and Dislikes Activity - Reading, Writing, Listening and Speaking - Pre-intermediate - 30 minutes

In this likes and dislikes worksheet activity, students learn and practice various phrases for expressing likes, dislikes and indifference. Each student is given a copy of the two worksheets. After reviewing the language for expressing likes, dislikes and indifference, students complete sentences on the worksheet about their likes and dislikes. When the students have finished, their sentences are reviewed as a class. The students are then divided into pairs. Working with their partner, students use the language from the first exercise to make a dialogue expressing their likes, dislikes and preferences. Afterwards, the pairs present their dialogues to the class and feedback is given.
 

I love charades

ESL Likes and Dislikes Game - Miming and Speaking Activity - Pre-intermediate - 30 minutes

This amusing miming game can be used to practice a wide variety of phrases for expressing likes and dislikes. In the activity, students play a game of charades where they guess sentences about likes and dislikes. Each sentence uses a different phrase for expressing preference. The class is divided into two teams (A and B). Team A goes first and sends a player to the front of the class. The player is given a sentence card. The player then has one minute to mime the sentence to his or her team. When the students say a word that is in the sentence, the player writes it on the board. If Team A manages to guess the complete sentence within one minute, they score two points. If not, the player continues his or her mime and both teams can try to guess the sentence. The first team to say the complete sentence scores one point. A player from Team B then comes to the front of the class and so on. Teams continue taking it in turns to come up and mime a sentence until all the cards have been used. The team with the most points at the end of the game wins. If your students are quite shy, they can also play the game in small teams.
 

Talk for a Minute

ESL Likes and Dislikes Game - Speaking Activity - Pre-intermediate - 35 minutes

Here is a fun card game to get your students talking about their likes and dislikes. The students are divided into teams of two with each team playing against another team. Each pair of teams is given a set of cards, which they shuffle and place face down in a pile on the desk. Teams take it in turns to play with one student keeping the time. One student picks up a card and talks for one minute about the like or dislike topic on the card. If the student manages to do this without stopping, they score a point for their team. If the student stops talking before their time is up, a student from the other team can challenge and continue for the rest of the minute. If the student from the challenging team keeps talking for the remainder of the minute, they get the point for their team. The game continues until all the cards have been used. The team with the most points at the end of the game wins.
 

Who is it?

ESL Likes and Dislikes Activity - Reading and Writing - Pre-intermediate - 40 minutes

In this fun likes and dislikes worksheet activity, students complete descriptions about their likes, dislikes and interests and then guess who wrote other descriptions. Each student is given a copy of the worksheet. The students begin by completing sentences on the worksheet, describing their likes, dislikes and interests. When the students have finished, each student is given a number card. The students write the number at the top of the worksheet without showing the card or number to anyone. The worksheets are then collected in, shuffled and stuck up around the classroom. Working in pairs, the students write the names of all the students in the class on a piece of paper. The pairs then walk around the classroom reading the numbered descriptions and deciding which student wrote each one. Afterwards, students take it in turns to read out a description to the class. After a description has been read out, the pairs say who they think wrote it. Then, the student who actually wrote it reveals the answer. Pairs score one point for each correct guess. The pair with the most correct guesses wins.
 

Stop Bugging Me!

ESL Dislikes Activity - Reading, Writing, Listening and Speaking - Intermediate - 30 minutes

In this dislikes worksheet activity, students answer questions using common expressions of irritation. The students are divided into pairs (A and B) and each student is given a corresponding worksheet. The students take it in turns to ask their partner the questions on the worksheet, e.g. 'Does it bother you when people stop at the bottom of escalators?'  Their partner replies using expressions on the worksheet to show their degree of irritation, e.g. 'Yes, it gets on my nerves when people do that'. The student asking the question then checks the appropriate box next to the question on the worksheet. This continues until all the questions have been asked and answered. Afterwards, the students report back to the class on their partner's irritations.
 
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