Exercise 3

Fill in the gaps using ‘d like or like(s), do you like or would you like.

1 I to help her, but I can't.

2 A: ice cream? B: Yes, I love it.

3 I going on holiday with my family.

4 I to go on holiday with my family this summer.

5 What to watch tonight?

6 A: some coffee? B: Yes, please.

7 A: coffee? B: Not really. I prefer tea.

8 When to visit us?

9 I think he asking questions.

10 We to ask you a few questions.


 

 

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 to 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?)