Likes and Favorites
Likes and Food (Lesson Plan)
Beginner ESL students can hear two people speaking natural English talking things they like. Recommended study plan:
- Watch the video
- Take the quiz
- Listen again and read the script
- Learn the grammar with the notes
Todd: Natalie, let's talk about our favorite things.
Todd: First, what is your favorite color?
Natalie: My favorite color is purple.
Todd: Really? My favorite color is purple, too.
Natalie: Oh, really?
Todd: Yeah, but I don't have purple clothing. I love the color purple, but I don't have purple clothes.
Natalie: Oh, well, everything I wear is purple.
Todd: No kidding?
Natalie: Yeah, really.
Todd: That's so cool. So, what about food? What's your favorite food?
Natalie: Good question. My favorite food is pizza. I love pizza, but I don't like really big pizzas.
Todd: I love pizza, too. What is your favorite topping on pizza?
Natalie: I like really spicy toppings, so salami or pepperoni, chilies, and sometimes bell peppers, too.
Todd: Do you like thick pizza or thin pizza?
Natalie: No, I don't like thick pizza, because I can't eat too much. The thin pizzas, I get lots of toppings and I don't feel so full.
Todd: Yeah, I agree. What about seasons? What is your favorite season?
Natalie: My favorite season is winter.
Natalie: Yeah, I love winter, don't you?
Todd: No, I hate winter. Why do you like winter?
Natalie: I love the snow.
Todd: Oh, I hate the snow. Well, I like the snow a little bit, but I hate cold weather.
Natalie: Yeah, I guess the cold is kind of annoying, but the snow is so much fun. I go skiing and I play snowball fights and I build snowmen.
Todd: Yeah, that sounds fun. What about sports? What's your favorite sport?
Natalie: I'd say my favorite sport is tennis.
Todd: That's interesting. Do you play tennis?
Natalie: Yeah, but I'm not very good.
Todd: Do you like singles or doubles?
Natalie: At the moment I'm having singles lessons. They're really fun.
Todd: Oh, now you are taking tennis lessons?
Natalie: Yes, about twice a week.
Todd: Do you watch tennis on TV?
Natalie: Yes, I watch it all the time.
Todd: Who is your favorite tennis player?
Natalie: I really like Roger Federer.
Todd: Yeah. He's really good. Okay, last question. What is your favorite movie?
Natalie: I don't have a favorite movie, but I really like comedies.
Todd: So, what is your favorite comedy?
Natalie: My favorite comedy is Ace Ventura.
Todd: Ace Ventura is very funny, but that movie is really old.
Natalie: It is, but it's a classic, Todd.
Todd: It's like 20 years old, I think, maybe more.
Natalie: I know. I've seen it a hundred times.
Todd: Yeah. I like it a lot, too.
- What movies do you like?
- What sports do you like?
- What foods do you like?
- What desserts do you like?
I like ( ---- )
- I like action movies.
- I like soccer.
- I like pizza.
- I like ice cream.
Do you like ( ---- )?
- Do you like pizza?
- Do you like baseball?
- Do you like video games?
- Do you like coffee?
- Yes, I do.
- Of course. (= Yes, I do)
- No, I don't.
- Not really. (= No, I don't)