Unit 3: Like this, like that
'Like' for preference and description
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- 1 Nice to meet you!
- 2 What to wear
- 3 Like this, like that
- 4 The daily grind
- 5 Christmas every day
- 6 Great achievers
- 7 The Titanic
- 8 Travel
- 9 The big wedding
- 10 Sunny's job hunt
- 11 The bucket list
- 12 Moving and migration
- 13 Welcome to BBC Broadcasting House
- 14 New Year, New Project
- 15 From Handel to Hendrix
- 16 What's the weather like?
- 17 The Digital Revolution
- 18 A detective story
- 19 A place to live
- 20 The Cult of Celebrity
- 21 Welcome to your new job
- 22 Beyond the planets
- 23 Great expectations!
- 24 Eco-tourism
- 25 Moving house
- 26 It must be love
- 27 Job hunting success... and failure
- 28 Speeding into the future
- 29 Lost arts
- 30 Tales of survival
In this session, we'll show you a game you can play with a friend to help you practise asking what something is like.
We'll also learn an informal use of the word like from a famous BBC radio presenter.
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In this unit, we've seen different ways of using the word like. Remember that one use is to ask for a description of something.
Now it's time for you to learn a fun game. It will help you practise asking for a description and also give you a chance to use some adjectives to describe something! Listen to Finn and Neil playing the Mystery Object game.
See if you can guess what the object is before Neil gets the answer.
Sagalee kana dhaggeefadhuu shaakala kana xumuri
I'm holding something in my hand and you don't know what it is.
I don't know what it is. You're right.
Can you ask me some questions to figure out what it is?
OK, yep, I'll ask you some questions. First of all, what's it like?
Right, it's quite small, it's hard and it's metal and some plastic as well.
Right. Small, hard, metal and plastic.
What colour is it?
Well it's two colours. It's black and silver.
Black and silver? Right. Is it something you use every day?
I use it around two times a day, sometimes more.
You use it twice a day?
Normally I use it twice a day, yes.
I think I know what it is. Can I guess?
Well are you sure you know?
Another question first.
Can you open doors with it?
You can. Yes, you can open doors with it. Do you know?
It's a key isn't it?
It is a key but what kind of key is this particular key?
Is it a door key?
Well you can open doors with it but it's not only a door key. What else can you do with a key besides open doors?
Does it start something?
It starts an…
…does it start an engine?
It starts an engine so it's a…
…it’s a car key.
Do I win?
You win… the keys to my car!
Download this mystery object game. (size 3MB)
What's the mystery object?
Choose what you think it is.
Choose what you think it is.
karaarra buusuSomething for opening doors.
Question 1 of 1
Excellent! Great job! Carraa badaa! Qabxii argatte:
Now get together with a friend and practise asking what something is like by playing the mystery object game.
Here are the rules:
- Person A thinks of an object.
- Person B asks "What's it like?"
- Person A describes the object using adjectives.
- Person B keeps asking questions until they get the right answer.
Person B will need to ask lots of questions. Can you remember how to form questions correctly? Here's the grammar reference from Unit 1 to help you.