Likes and Dislikes
CEF B1 | dislikes | expressing likes | learning English | practical English
Study the language for talking about likes and dislikes.
ENJOY SOMETHING A LOT
- be in your element
She’s really in her element at parties.
I adore chocolate. I could live on it.
- have a passion for something
From a very early stage, he had a passion for fast cars.
LIKE SOMETHING / DOING SOMETHING
- to be into something
I know she’s really into sports, so I’d thought I’d ask her to come skiing with us.
- something goes down well with somebody
At present, military action would not go well with the public.
- be fond of something
He had always been fond of drinking at lunchtime, perhaps too fond.
- be keen on something
I’m quite keen on the idea of having a fancy dress party.
- appeal to somebody
I’m sure this delightful book will appeal to children of all ages.
- have a soft spot for something
She’s always had a soft spot for you.
DON'T LIKE SOMETHING / DOING SOMETHING
- not be somebody’s cup of tea
Nolan’s films are not exactly my cup of tea
- don’t think much of something
The hotel was okay, though I didn’t think much of the food.
- not take kindly to
Nancy doesn’t take kindly to being corrected.
- go off
I used to drink tea all the time, but I’ve gone off it lately.
HATE SOMETHING / DOING SOMETHING
- can’t stand
We used to be quite good friends but now I can’t stand her.
I really loathe it when people make promises and then don’t keep them.
I detest any form of cruelty towards animals.
|be in your element||być w swoim żywiole||enjoy something|
|have a passion for||być pasjonatem czegoś||enjoy something|
|be into something||być czymś zainteresowanym||like something|
|go down well with somebody||spodobać się, zrobić dobre wrażenie||like something|
|be fond of something||lubić coś, czuć sympatię do kogoś||like something|
|be keen on something||być zapalonym do czegoś||like something|
|appeal to somebody||podobać się komuś, pociągać kogoś||like something|
|have a soft spot for something||mieć do czegoś słabość||like something|
|not be somebody's cup of tea||to nie moja bajka||don't like something|
|don't think much of something||nie mieć dobrego zdania o czymś||don't like something|
|not take kindly to||nie przepadać za czymś||don't like something|
|go off||stracić do czegoś zapał||don't like something|
|can't stand something||nie móc czegoś znieść||hate something|
|detest||czuć wstręt do czegoś||hate something|
Use the language from this lesson to talk about your likes and dislikes.