Like and dislike worksheets
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Free Likes and Dislikes Worksheets

Like and Dislike worksheets are a useful way to introduce both negative expressions, prefixes and personal preference to English learners. They will need to be taught However they will need a little pre-teaching to younger students, but as personal preference is something important at this age then the motivation, if nothing else, should certainly be there.

As we are all pressed for time, so the link for the Like and Dislike worksheets is below the picture below and you can print and use in your classrooms and homes. we also have a larger example below at the end of the article if you do go through it all.

it is worth taking a look at the extra resources on the page at the bottom. As we also have some teaching advice on these

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Like and Dislike worksheets

How to Use These Worksheets

  • Students have to read the incomplete sentence and
  • then look at the pictures to see what the two students can and can’t do
  • Then add the word into the correct line.
  • Once they have completed it they can then move to the other consolidation worksheet which asks them to write categorize their likes and dislikes.
  • Finally students have to list 5 things that they like and 5 things they dislike

There is a teachers version of these like and dislike worksheets with the answers as well to make marking quicker.

Differences between Like and Dislike

We have a little information if you need to explain the difference between these two words, and we also have a link to a set of suffix and prefix worksheets if you are using like and dislike as examples of these. There is also the phrase Don’t like which although similar does have differences. We explain these in the table below;

We have a table below to help demonstrate the difference between these three similar words, and a couple of examples suitable for use in classrooms.

LikeDislikeDon’t Like
Like, in this instance is a verb, meaning enjoy, prefer want. Dislike is the stronger form of these three terms, and suggest the opposite of like. Don’t Like is an absence of liking something, and not as strong as dislike.
Examples:
i like to eat ice cream on hot days.
I like to relax at home.
Examples:
I dislike my Maths teachers lesson.
I dislike doing homework at the weekend
Examples:
I don’t like vegetables so much.
They don’t like hiking in the rain.

Examples of ways to teach Like and Dislike

While our like and dislike worksheets are lovely (if we say so ourselves) they are not the be all and end all of teaching, we can assure you of that! So just to keep so fun injected into your lessons we have an idea listed below on how to teach Like and dislike to your students or children.

Like and Dislike Lucky Dip

Use pictures and the black / White board: Cut out some examples of sports or foods, or print out some phrases if you want to encourage reading and your students are able and have them in a box or bucket.

  • Pick a student (“Johnny” have to come to the front and pick a picture out and show it to the group.
  • You can then ask the class to put up their hands and say if they think “jonny” likes or dislikes doing eating or whatever with the image in the picture. Make sure they use full sentences.
  • Then “johnny” can stick the picture in the correct column on the board and write his name next to it.
  • Repeat until a few students have tried this, and then you can ask them a series of question to consolidate. “who likes to dance, who likes ice cream, Who dislikes homework , who likes English etc.
  • this can be followed up with a like and dislike writing exercise if so desired, using the information on the board.

We also have a can and can’t , do and does, and which and who set of worksheets on the site as well which follow a similar format to these if you want.

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Conclusion

We have these Like and dislike worksheets as mainly a consolidation exercise, rather than the main focus of a lesson, although how you use them is entirely up to you.

it is possible to teach these aspects with more than these worksheets though, and our advice is to play through a couple of games / activities we have highlighted on this page as well.

References

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