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Lesson Blog: Likes and Dislikes + Nouns

Did you listen to our Like and Dislikes podcast? We hope you did. This is an extra lesson that will help you understand our podcast better.

This is about the Present Tense. We find that present tense is not really useful in everyday conversations.

What are present tense verbs? Here are examples:

  • I wake up early.

  • I make breakfast.

  • I go to the gym.

We prefer the Present Progressive Tense. Check out our What are you doing? Lesson Blog.

Present tense verbs can

be useful sometimes, especially if your goal is to build your vocabulary of nouns. For this lesson blog, we will focus on NOUNS.

You can do this by answering:

Affirmative question: What do you like?

I (subject) + like (present tense verb) + pizza (object/noun).

Negative question: What don’t you like?

I (subject) + don’t like (present tense verb) + pizza (object/noun)


As mentioned on the podcast, look around you. If there is an object (or anything) whose word you don’t know, find out what it is in English, and finish the sentence.

I like ____.

I don’t like ____.

Here’s an exercise:

Go to the kitchen and look around you. Find things you like and don't like.

I like the oven.

I don’t like the fridge.

Go to the bathroom and look around you. Find things you like and don't like.

I like the mirror.

I don’t like the bathtub.

Common Mistakes

Question: What don’t you like?

Wrong: I no like pizza.

Wrong: No like pizza.

Correct: I don’t like pizza. Or, I do not like pizza.

Note: don’t is the contraction of do not.

Find on the Internet

It’s always good to begin practicing with things that matter to us, like the food we eat. It helps us to remember them better if they are useful to us.

How about a list of food vocabulary you can use now?

- We Speak America

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