Like would like comparatives superlatives discussion questions

Choose one of the questions below that you think you can guess your partner’s answer to. Write down what you think their answer will be and then ask the question (including the adjective in the right form) and check if your prediction was right. You can then ask follow up questions, e.g. “Why do you think that?”

Would you like to live in a ______________ (hot) country than the one you live in now?

Would you prefer to live in the ____________ (hot) place in the world or the ________________ (cold) place in the world? (You have to choose one!)

Would you prefer to live in the place with the _______________ (dry) air in the world or the place with the ________________ (humid) air in the world?

Do you like going on holiday to ________________ (sunny) places than where you live?

Do you like dating people who are ________________ (tall) or ________________ (short) than you?

Would you like your grandchildren to be _________________ (tall) than you?

Would you prefer to be __________________ (rich) than now or __________________ (famous) than now?

Would you like to live in a ______________ (safe) city/ country than the one you live in now? If so, which one.

Would you prefer to have a __________________ (beautiful) body or a __________________ (intelligent) brain?

Would you prefer to have a __________________ (good looking) body or ______________________ (healthy) body?

Would you like a house that is __________________ (near) to your workplace or a house that is ____________________ (big) than the one you live in now?

Would you prefer to have a ___________________ (high) life expectancy or a ____________________ (exciting) life?

Do you like nightlife that is ______________________ (interesting) than going to a pub?

Would you like to visit the _______________________ (southerly) point of Antarctica?

What is the difference in meaning between “Do you like” and “Would you like” in the sentences above?

Which one talks about something that is real to you now, e.g. something you often do? Which one talks about something you may want to do in the future?

What grammatical form follows each one?

Do “Do you prefer” and “Would you prefer” have the same structures and meanings?

Discuss which of the forms above could go in each of the sentences below. If both are possible, discuss the differences in meaning.

___________________________ like to do/ doing a parachute jump?

___________________________ like to sweat/ sweating?

_______________________like to live/ living in a country with a cold winter?

____________________________ like to swim/ swimming with sharks?

___________________________ like to sunbathe/ sunbathing?

___________________________ prefer sunblock to suntan lotion?

____________________________ like to go/ going to hot springs?

______________________________ like someone to predict/ like people predicting your future?

_________________________ like to swim/ swimming in a mountain stream?

________________ like to be/ being the niece/ nephew of someone famous?

_______________________________ like to do a tricky word puzzle/ doing tricky word puzzles (e.g. a crossword)?

______________________________ like to live/ living on Mars/ the moon?

________________________________ like to stay/ staying in a B&B/ in a youth hostel/ on a campsite?

____________________________ like to have/ having a cockroach as a pet?

_________________________________ like to be/ being a manual worker?

________________________________ like to belch (now)/ belching?

________________________________ to be/ being a priest?

Choose one of the sentences above and ask a “Do you…?” or “Would you…?” question. Your partner must answer “Yes”, even if it is a lie. You can then ask three more questions about what they said (e.g. “Why do you like cold countries?” or “Is winter your favourite season?”) and then guess if their original answer was true or false.

Do the same with your own questions.

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