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Like, Look like, Be like

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Like can be used as a verb to talk about tastes and preferences:
I like chocolate.
I like living in the city.

If a verb is used after like it can take the –ing form or the infinitive with to with very little difference in meaning:
I like cooking. I like to cook.

Like can be used as a preposition with look and be to talk about appearance and to ask for descriptions:
So tell me, what does Sarah's new boyfriend look like?
He's tall, dark and handsome. He looks a lot like some Hollywood movie star.

Be like is used to ask for and give general descriptions:
What's Sarah like? She’s great. She’s funny and smart.
What's the weather like in your city? Not very nice; it's always raining.

Lesson by Tristan, teacher at EC Malta English school

Now choose the correct alternative for the following:

  • 1. Peter are you all right? You _ you've just seen a ghost.

  • 2. What do _ doing after work?

  • 3. I think John really _ his brother. They’re not twins but I can’t tell them apart.

  • 4. We're going to Italy tomorrow but I have no idea what the weather _.

  • 5. Alison is a really good dancer just_ her sister Sarah.

  • 6. I'd love to know what our new boss _. I hope he's not a slave driver.

  • 7. Jane's baby _ her.

  • 8. Unfortunately most young people _ junk food.

  • 9. You've been to Brazil? What _ ?

  • 10. I hope Peter _ sushi?