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Words and expressions used in expressing preferences : PREFERENCES I prefer cold drinks to hot drinks Mr. David prefers coffee to tea I like fresh vegetables better than frozen vegetables Ms. Alice likes nonfiction book better than fiction book Tina would rather lie on the bench than go swimming
Now, compare with these sentences! I prefer drinking cold drinks to drinking hot drinks Mr. David prefers drinking coffee to drinking tea I like eating fresh vegetables better than eating frozen vegetables Ms. Alice likes reading nonfiction book better than reading fiction book
I prefer toast to birthday cake. Toast Birthday cake Which do you prefer?
Fencing Racing car Which does Charlie prefer? He prefers racing car to fencing
Which do you like? Go to school by busGo to school by riding cow I like going to school by bus better than cow
Which does she like? Tiger Rabbit She likes rabbit better than tiger
Which would you rather? Go to Paris for holiday Stay at home for holiday I ’d rather go to Paris for holiday than stay at home
TASK 1. ANSWER THE FOLLOWING QUESTIONS CORRECTLY. 1. Which do you like better, rice or potatoes? 2. Which do you prefer, fish or beef? 3. Which do you prefer, listen to rock music or classical music? 4. Which would you rather, go to a football game or study accounting? 5. Which do you prefer, live in an apartment or in a house?
TASK 2. COMPLETE THE SENTENCES BY ANSWERING THESE QUESTIONS. Example : Which does Andi prefer, badminton or basketball? Answer : Andi pefers badminton to basketball 1.Which would you rather, eat meatball or fried chicken? 2.Which does he prefer, read novel or story? 3.Which does Jane like, make a cake or cook rice? 4.Which do you prefer, comedy film or drama film? 5.Which do you like, wet season or dry season?
TASK 3. COMPLETE THESE DIALOGUES BY USING YOUR OWN WORDS. 1.A: Do you feel like going to a show tonight? B: Not really. I’d rather ____________________________ 2.A: Which do you like better, __________or____________? B: I like ______________better_____________________ 3.A: What are you going to do this weekend? B: I may___________but I’d rather__________________ 4.A: I like________________better___________________ B: Oh?Why? A: ___________________________________________
Key answer task 1. 1.I like rice better than potatoes. or, I like potatoes better than rice. 2.I prefer fish to beef. or, I prefer beef to fish. 3.I prefer listening to rock music to classical music. or, I prefer listening to classical music to rock music. 4.I’d rather go to a football game than study accounting. or, I’d rather study accounting than go to a football game. 5.I prefer living in an apartment to living in a house. or, I prefer living in a house to living in an apartment.
Key answer task 2 1.I’d rather eat meatball than eat fried chicken. or, I’d rather eat fried chicken than eat meatball. 2.He prefers reading novel to reading story. or, He prefers reading story to reading novel. 3.Jane likes making a cake better than cooking rice. or, Jane likes cooking rice better than making a cake. 4.I prefer comedy film to drama film. or, I prefer drama film to comedy film. 5.I like wet season better than dry season. or, I like dry season better than wet season.
Key answer task 3 (according to the student’s answer) 1.B: I’d rather stay home. 2. A: fried noodles or fried rice. B: I like fried noodles better than fried rice. 3.B: I may study at home but I’d rather go to cinema. 4.A: I like learning computer better than watching TV. B: It can improve my knowledge.
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