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Vocabulary: wishes and preferences
In lesson test we have studied the different constructions enabling you to express a wish. In this one, we'll discover or revise the vocabulary which is necessary to express your wishes and preferences..
I) WISHES: it's quite easy to know and say what we would like and what we would like to change too...
I feel like doing nothing
|To wish for something/ to do something|
|To want something/ somebody to do something/ to do something|
To feel like doing something /To have a good mind to do
|To be eager / for something/ to do something|
|To long for something/ A longing for something|
|To crave for something/ a craving for|
|To be anxious to do/ to be keen to do|
|To be inclined to do/ to be prone to do|
|To yearn for something|
|To dream of something/ to hanker after something/ for something|
Make my dreams come true...
- His wish came true!
- I like the look of that cake/ I fancy that cake
- This is wishful thinking! (imagining as actual/ real what is not.)
This is just wishful thinking...
II) PREFERENCES: we have to make choices and express what we prefer or like better.
I'd as soon + verb = I prefer = I'd rather+ base verb
|To prefer something to something else|
|Preferable/ a preference|
|Preferably/ in preference to|
|To favour/ favourite (adjective)|
|To support a team/ a supporter|
|To be indifferent to something/ indifference|
- To have a marked preference for
- To give sb preferential treatment
- To be in favour with/ be out of favour with
Give your preference:
- What would you rather do?
- Which would you rather have?/ Which do you like better?/ Which one do you prefer?
- I'd rather go now
- I'd as soon wait
- I'd like to do that
- I'd prefer to see him
- I'd prefer it if
- It would be better to do
- I'd rather you didn't do that!
- It's all the same to me!/ I don't mind!
- I don't care!/ I couldn't care less!
- It's six of one and half a dozen of the other! = It's all the same...
- As you like! / Whatever you like!
- What you gain on the swings, you lose on the roundabouts!
There you are! Quite a few very common expressions.
Now, you're ready for the test. A lot of thanks for working with me!
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