Serena Serena

I like/don't like
Beginner level


In this lesson, students will learn and practice "I like/don't like", by using vocabulary related to food, drinks and sports, that will be introduced through visuals. The teacher will try to elicit those words from students, by giving them a matching exercise. Then, through a tick/cross activity, the teacher will also try to elicit from them the TL (I like/don't like). A listening activity will be the basis for the controlled practice, to prepare students for a freer speaking activity at the end of the lesson.


Abc pictures
Abc Matching and Ticking/Crossing Handout
Abc Gap-fill Handout

Main Aims

  • To express likes/dislikes

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide useful words regarding food, drinks and free-time activities


Lead-in (4-5 minutes) • To set the context and engage Ss

T will stick on the WB three main categories: sports, food and drinks and will say "Today we will talk about sports, food and drinks". Then she will divide them into 2 groups (mixing the students), give to each group 8 pictures and tell them: "Please, put the pictures in the right category. 1 minute". Ss will decide and go to the WB to stick them. T will ask "Do you agree?" to get a feedback.

Exposure (6-10 minutes) • To make students get in touch with both vocabulary and TL

T will show the first handout and say "Now, match the words with the pictures. 3 minutes". They will work in pairs and, then, T will invite them all to come to the WB to write the answers to get the whole class feedback (she will try to not say anything and just let them understand what to do by giving each one of them a marker). T will ask "Is everything correct?". T will quickly drill the vocabulary. Later, T will show Ss the following exercise and say "Tick what you like and cross what you don't like" (by drawing the two symbols and their names on the WB). ICQ: pointing at the tick and the cross "If you like?".."If you don't like?"..

Model Sentences (14-16 minutes) • To introduce and clarify the TL

T will ask few students "What are the things that you like?" and, according to that, she will stick the smileys next to the pictures. Then, she will draw some lines to indicate the parts of the TL: __ ___________ _____________ Ss will have the picture, the smiley and T will try to elicit the sentence. She will drill it and then she will go on in the same way to elicit negative and question forms as well. At the end, CCQ: "X, do you like pizza?", "Yes, I do", "So, do you always eat pizza?".

Controlled Practice (7-8 minutes) • to let Ss listen to the TL and use it to complete the task

T will introduce the listening activity, saying "Now, you listen to Harvey talking about what he likes and doesn't like. ALONE, complete the sentences". ICQ: "Will you do it in pairs or alone?". Then T will ask them to check in pairs and she will write the answers on the WB.

Freer Practice (5-6 minutes) • To let Ss free to experience the practical use of the spoken TL

T will show the handout for the activity "Find someone who.." and say "Go around and ask DO YOU LIKE PIZZA?..". She will also give each student a tag showing a picture and a smiley. T will try to let them free, always keeping a secret ear to them.

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