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How to use Like

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The word like can be confusing for students since it has many different meanings in English. Here are five of its common uses:

Five ways to use 'like'

Like = enjoy
I like coffee

To be + like = describe personality/characteristics
What is he like?

Like = the same as
This Coke tastes like Pepsi

Would like = want
I'd like a hamburger please

Look like = appearance
What does he look like?

'Like' Phrases

Before doing the exercise, can you guess what the correct 'like' sentence would be in these ten examples. Remember, you must use 'like'!

1. A: What ___?
B: It's beautiful in summer and there are a lot of famous beaches.

2. A: What ___?
B: I like English. It’s an amazing language.

3. A: ___?
B: Yes please.

4. A: What ___ tomorrow?
B: I think it's going to be rainy and cold unfortunately.

5. A: What ___?
B: He’s tall and a little fat. I think he’s handsome.

6. A: What ___?
B: It's very spicy and strong

7. A: I ___
B: Yes you do, you could be twins!

8. A: What ___?
B: She's very friendly and sweet.

9. A: What ___?
B: It was amazing! I want to go back.

10. A: I ___
B: Yes me too. I also like them.

Use the ten sentences above Choose the correct answer for each sentence. Good luck!

  • 1 - A: What ___? B: It's beautiful in summer and there are a lot of famous beaches.




  • 2 - A: What ___? B: I like English. It's an amazing language.




  • 3 - A: ___? B: Yes please.




  • 4. - A: What ___ tomorrow? B: I think it’s going to be rainy and cold unfortunately.




  • 5. - A: What ___? B: He's tall and a little fat. I think he's handsome.




  • 6. A: What ___? B: It's very spicy and strong




  • 7. A: I ___. B: Yes you do, you could be twins!




  • 8. A: What ___? B: She's very friendly and sweet.




  • 9. A: What ___? B: It was amazing! I want to go back.




  • 10. A: I ___. B: Yes me too. I also like them.