Like & Don’t Like- Common Games

A LESSON PLAN FOR ENGLISH LANGUAGE TEACHERS

Level: Beginner
Topic: General
Grammar Topic: General
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Published: 17th Sep 2017

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Like & Don’t Like- Common Games
Say “I like…” or “I don’t like…” If your partner feels the same way, you get one point 
(including the same negative feelings). If your partner doesn’t feel the same way, you get 
no points. 

++ = So do I./ Me too./ I like… too. 

+X = Really? I don’t./ Really? I don’t like…

XX = Neither do I./ Me neither./ I don’t 
like… either. 

X+ = Really? I like…

= 1 point

= 0 points

Possible topics
animals
big dogs
big…
birds
cats
dogs
horses
rabbits
small dogs
small…
snakes
spiders

colours
black (…)
brown (…)
green (…)
orange (…)
pink T-shirts
pink (…)
red shoes
red (…)
white (…)
yellow (…)

food
apples
bananas
cakes
chips/ fries
chocolate
eggs
hamburgers
lemons
oranges
pizza
sandwiches

drinks
coffee
hot chocolate
hot…
cold…
milk
tea
water
… juice

sports/ 
actions
baseball
basketbal
l
cycling
football
jogging
running
skipping
sleeping
swimming
tennis
walking

toys
comics
dolls
kites
toy planes
toy trains
video games

Play the opposite game, getting one point if your partner doesn’t feel the same way and no
points if your partner feels the same way. 

Like don’t like things in common coin games
Coin game 1
Play the same game, but first flipping a coin to see if you should make a positive or 
negative statement. 
Heads = one point for finding a positive thing in common
Tails = one point for finding a negative thing in common

Coin game 2
Play the same game, but this flip a coin first. If you get a head, you get one point if you 
have the same feelings. If you get tails, you play the opposite game with one point for 
finding things that you don’t have in common. 
Heads = 1 point for things in common
Tails = 1 point for differences

Written by Alex Case for UsingEnglish.com © 2017

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