Exercise 1

Read the following sentences with Do you want or I want and write sentences with the same meaning using would you like or I’d like.

 
Examples:
I want some coffee. ⇒ I’d like some coffee.
Do you want some coffee? ⇒ Would you like some coffee?

1 I want to go out tonight. ⇒ tonight.

2 Do you want to come with us? ⇒ with us?

3 Do you want a sandwich? ⇒ a sandwich?

4 I want a bottle of water, please. ⇒ a bottle of water, please.

5 Where do you want to go? ⇒ Where ?

6 I want to learn French. ⇒ French.

7 What do you want for dessert? ⇒ What for dessert?

8 I want to stay with you today. ⇒ with you today.

9 Do you want to meet my family? ⇒ my family?

10 I want an answer. ⇒ I an answer.


 

 

Would you like…?

 
We use Would you like…? to offer something or to invite somebody to do something. Would you like…? = ‘Do you want…?’

  • Would you like some cake? (=Do you want some cake?)
  • Would you like some coffee?
  • Would you like to go to the cinema? (=Do you want to go to the cinema?)
  • Where would you like to go?

 

I’d like

 
We use I’d like (=I would like) to talk about something that we want or something that we want to do.

  • I’d like some water, please. (=I want some water.)
  • I’d like more information about this product. 
  • I’d like to go to the zoo. (=I want o go to the zoo.)
  • I’d like to have a lemonade. 

 

like

 
We use like + things or people to say that we think these things or people are nice or good.

  • I like coffee. (=I think coffee is good.)
  • I like John. (=I think John is nice.)

We use like + -ing verb to say that we enjoy doing something.

  • I like dancing. (=I enjoy dancing.)
  • I like going to the cinema. (=I enjoy going to the cinema.)

We use do in questions.

  • Do you like coffee?
  • Do you like going to the cinema?

 

like vs would like

 
Compare the following sentences:

  • I like tea. (=I think tea is good.)
  • I’d like some tea. (=I want some tea.)
  • Do you like tea? (=Do you think tea is good?)
  • Would you like some tea? (=Do you want some tea?)

We use like + -ing verb and would like + to + infinitive. Compare:

  • I like going to the cinema. (=I enjoy going to the cinema.)
  • I’d like to go to the cinema. (=I want to go to the cinema.)
  • Do you like going to the cinema? (=Do you enjoy going to the cinema?)
  • Would you like to go to the cinema? (=Do you want to go to the cinema?)

 


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