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Nancy Santos
Likes and Dislikes
Expressing likes
I like
I love...
I enjoy
Expressing dislikes
I dont like
I dislike...
I hate
Now with actions
When these expressions are followed by a verb or action, it is added the _ING
form to the verb
I like doing exercise
I love playing soccer
I dont like doing homework
I hate doing housework
I enjoy playing video games
I dislike cooking
when we are talking about she, he or it, we add -s or -es to the like or dislike
Likes and dislikes with: She, he and it.
She likes painting.
He loves watching movies
Negative statements
Doing exercise
Playing basketball
DISLIKE is a negative expression = do not like
Charles doesnt like studying
Sophia doesnt love reading
More examples
Lets practice
Complete the sentences:
Timmy likes
Timmy loves
Timmy doesnt like.

Timmy doesnt love

Timmy the bear
This is Timmy, the bear. He likes playing basketball and golf. He doesnt like
skateboarding. He enjoys diving because he likes water a lot! He doesnt like
skateboarding because he gets scared.
Timmy loves cycling and watching TV, but he doesnt like playing baseball. He
doesnt love bowling neither.
What about you?
Thats all

Language, level: Senior

Posted by Paige Gilbert (pgsophie).
University student, Athens, Georgia
Materials Required: Noted in lesson
Activity Time: One lesson of 50 minutes
Concepts Taught: Likes and Dislikes
TOPIC: Likes and Dislikes
SUBTOICS: Expressing what the students like and do not like about the beach.
LEVEL OF STUDENTS: Second year Spanish students; ages 15-17
SUGGESTED TIME FRAME: One lesson of 50 minutes
TEXTBOOK: Chapter Seven, Nelson Puntos de Partidas Spanish Book
1. The student will be able to recognize and use the vocabulary associated with
vacationing at the beach.
2. The student will be able to express likes and dislikes in first, second, and third person
3. The students will be able to ask what someone else likes and respond with their

personal authentic likes and dislikes using the vocabulary describing vacationing at the
MATERIALS NEEDED: Overhead of the vocabulary being used, pictures corresponding
to the vocabulary, hand-sized bean-bag.
1. As the students enter the room, they will be prompted to sit down, take out their
Spanish notebooks, and copy the vocabulary that is being displayed on the overhead.
2. After giving the students the first 5 minutes of class to complete this activity, the
teacher will turn off the overhead and say each word on the vocabulary list aloud. The
students will repeat the words after the teacher.
3. The teacher will use the pictures depicting the vocabulary and repeat the vocabulary
4. The teacher will present a picture that shows something she likes about the beach and
use the gustar form to express her likes. She will continue this practice using three of the
pictures. The teacher will then ask a student if he or she likes one of the items in the
pictures. The student should use the appropriate response. This activity will continue
untill each student has identified something he or she likes.
5. The teacher will show a picture of something that she does not like and will express
her dislikes using the gustar form. The activity will continue in the pattern stated above.
6. The teacher will then announce the introduction of a game. The teacher throw the
bean-bag to a student and ask the student if he or she likes one of the items presented
earlier. The student will answer and return the bean-bag to the teacher. The teacher will
then throw the bean-bag to another student and ask the student if he or she likes
something. The teacher will then ask the student to repeat the "likes" of the first student.
This activity will continue with each student adding to the list and having to state the
likes or dislikes of the previous students.
7. The students will complete the worksheets entitled "Me Gusta" and "No Me Gusta" in
class and turn the worksheets in to the teacher for a grade.
8. The teacher will announce writing time and ask the student to write about their likes
and dislikes within their journals.
The students will be evaluated on their participation in class, their responses to the
questions asked and the worksheets completed in class.
The teacher may introduce more vocabulary to discuss likes and dislikes. The class may
also set up voting boxes for other classes to vote on the most popular beach activities.
The students will be required to find out the likes and dislikes (about the beach) of their
families. They will write ten sentences expressing what they found out and turn the
sentences in the following day in class.