Landmark Advanced Unit 9
Part A: Last weekend
Try to find things that you did last weekend that you think your partner would like. Describe those things and see if they agree that it’s their kind of thing.
Find things that your partner did but wasn’t too keen on last weekend and try to recommend them something better. Do they think they will like your recommendation?
Part B: Tastes in general
Do the same with more general things that you would recommend for your partner.
Try to find tastes (likes and dislikes) in common with your partner
Sports Food and drink
People (celebrities, types of men and women, looks, personalities etc)
How do you feel about…?
What’s your reaction to…?
What kind of… do you like?
What’s your favourite…?
I think you’d like… It’s like (= similar to)…, but…
Have you ever heard of/ tried…? Well, it’s a bit like that but…
(not) my kind of thing (not) (really) into
keen on love/ adore
hate (utterly) detest/ despise
gone off can’t stand/ can’t bear
have come to like got used to
once in a while for a change
not my cup of tea don’t really like
really don’t like don’t mind
overrated it turns my stomach
You are going to hear some extracts of music. Find out as much as you can about your partner’s tastes and then predict whether they like each extract or not.
PDF version for easy printing: TastesInCommonSpeaking