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How To
 

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- Extending a conversation

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- Closing topics

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- Likes

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- Dislikes

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- No strong feelings

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- Responding to compliments

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- Funny incidents

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- Gossiping

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- Getting back on topic

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- Serious incidents

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- Chatting someone up

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- Being sarcastic

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- Agreeing in informal situations

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- Showing interest

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- Telling a story

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- Being vague

A woman eating an ice-cream

 
Likes

In this programme, we look at language you can use to answer a simple question about something you like. We also find out how to use a particular adverb to add strength to your opinion.

This programme is suitable for elementary/pre-intermediate learners.

When you've listened to the programme, don't forget to practise what you've learned with the quiz below!


Language for expressing likes
Subject
Adverb Verb Noun Extra
I
(really)
like
love
it
them
ice cream
Chinese food
playing football
watching TV
a lot


Pronunciation - Consonant to vowel linking

When speaking fluently words link together in different ways.

One way is when one word ends in a consonant sound and the following word begins with a vowel sound. For example, look at the following phrase:

I like it a lot.

The word 'like' ends with the consonant sound /k/.
The word 'it' begins with the consonant sound /I/.
These two words can link together.
Also the word 'it' ends in the consonant sound /t/ and the following word 'a' is a vowel sound by itself.
These two words can also link together.

Like it a lot linking

To find out more about this and other kinds of linking visit the Connected Speech section of our Pronunciation area.





WHAT HAVE YOU LEARNT?

Arranging words
Re-arrange the words and punctuation to give a good answer to each question.



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