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Hello. My name is Emma, and in today's lesson, I'm going to teach you some new words you
can use to say: "like" and "don't like". Okay? So, one thing I notice with a lot of students
is they always say: "I like Justin Bieber.", "I don't like Justin Bieber.", "I like movies.",
"I don't like movies." It gets a little bit boring. Okay? It's... If you're always using
this word... There's no problem with the word "like", but it does get a little bit boring.
So, today, I'm going to teach you some new expressions that are more exciting, that mean
the same thing. So, let's look at some of these words. Okay. So, I have here the word:
"I like reading." This is something I love doing. And then I wrote something I don't
like. "I don't like cooking." I'm terrible at cooking, and it's actually one of the things
I really, really do not like in my life.
I want you to think about something you like and something you don't like. Maybe you like
movies. Maybe you don't like winter or cold. Okay? So think about one thing you like, and
one thing you don't like. Okay. Once you have that in your mind, I want you to follow me
as I teach you some words to describe your feelings. Okay?
So, the first word we can use when we talk about like is "enjoy". For example: I enjoy
reading. I enjoy movies. I enjoy shopping. I love reading. I am passionate about reading.
For this one, it means very strong like; you really, really like something. You are passionate
about reading. Okay? And I do really like reading a lot, so I would use this.
Please pay attention to the preposition that goes with this. "I am passionate about" something.
Are you passionate about music? Are you passionate about Justin Bieber? Or maybe you're passionate
about the Beetles, or Taylor Swift. Maybe you don't like them at all. But think about
something you're passionate about.
We can also use the word: "I am fond of reading." I am fond of reading. Similarly, I am a fan
of reading. I am a fan of hockey. I am a fan of soccer. I am a fan of baseball. I am a
fan of Canada. Okay? So, again, this means you really like something. "I am interested
in..." I am interested in shopping. If you like a guy or a girl, you can also use this
too, for someone you have a crush on. I'm interested in Brad Pitt. I'm interested in...
Not Justin Bieber, but I can't think of any other names. I'm interested in Bob.
"I am into..." I am into scuba diving. I am into travelling. I'm into going to the beach.
Okay? So, again, all of these mean the same thing, pretty much as "like" or "love".
So, now, let's look at some words that have the opposite meaning: don't like. Okay? And
like I told you before, I don't like cooking. I hate cooking. Now, if you want to sound
like an academic at an academic level, we also have this word "loathe", and it means
hate like a lot. You really, really hate something; you loathe it. Not love it. Loathe. Okay.
You can't stand it. I can't stand cooking. I am not much of a fan of cooking. Cooking
drives me crazy. I am sick of cooking. I am tired of cooking. Cooking is not my cup of
tea. So this one, actually, I really like. It's a very strange expression: "Not my cup
of tea", and it means you don't like something. Justin Bieber is not my cup of tea. You know,
certain types of food, they're not my cup of tea. Okay? "Not my cup of tea." And again,
this has nothing to do with tea; it actually just means you don't like something. You can
also say: "It's not my thing." Cooking is not my thing. Playing video games is not my
thing. Okay? So just some examples, here.
So, when you're speaking to your friends, when you're talking maybe in class, I want
you to try to use some of these words just so you're not always saying: "I like, I don't
like". These will make your vocabulary a lot more interesting.
Now, there's one other thing I wanted to tell you about these words, and that's, looking
at my example here, when you have two verbs in a sentence, when you have verb one, verb
two, something has to happen to the second verb. Either the second verb is going to end
in "ing" or it will end in "to" verb. Now, for those of you who maybe this is a little
bit too advanced, don't worry about this. For those of you at an advanced level, I'm
just going to make a point. Pretty much all of these, if you have a verb here, it's going
to end in "ing". So: "I enjoy making. I love listening. I am passionate about..." All of
these, the second verb will be an "ing". Okay?
So, I hope you come visit our website at www.engvid.com. Also, I hope you subscribe to my YouTube channel.
I am very passionate about teaching English. I hope you are a fan of engVid. I hope you
enjoy taking our quiz. And I invite you, so you can test out these expressions, come practice
them. So, until next time, take care.
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English Vocabulary: other words for LIKE and DON'T LIKE

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