Likes & Dislikes- Snakes and Ladders Game


Intensive personalised using strong and weak language of preferences game

Likes & Dislikes- Snakes and Ladders Game


Snakes and ladders board – lower level version


FINISH – I love…



I’m interested in…/ I’m keen on….



I don’t mind…



I’m not very keen on…



I don’t like….. at all



I can’t stand…./ I can’t bear….






Rules of the game:

Start in the “START HERE” box. Ask your partner a question you think that the words in the box above you (“I can’t stand…”/ “I can’t bear…”) will be the answer to, e.g. “How do you feel about (spiders)?” If they answer with the words in that box (but not if they answer with words from any other box), move up to that next box, and ask a similar question to get the next answer up. If they give a different answer to the one you want, you fall back down to “START HERE” and play passes to the next person. Everyone starts at the bottom each time. However, you can use the same questions as before if you can remember them. The first person to reach the top wins.


Likes and dislikes presentation and practice 

Without looking above, try to put the following expressions into order from the most positive at the top to the most negative at the bottom:

I love…/I don’t mind…/I’m interested in…/ I’m keen on…./ I can’t stand…./ I can’t bear…./ I’m not very keen on…/ I don’t like….. at all





















Can you remember your partner’s likes and dislikes? Change partners and tell your old partner’s likes and dislikes to your new partner as full sentences. Do they have any likes and dislikes that are the same?

Are the expressions above usually followed by Infinitive or the –ing form?

What is the difference between these forms ?

I like to go to the dentist twice a year

I like eating ice cream

Which structure with “like” means “enjoy”? Which structure with “like” means “think it is a good idea to…”/ “feel better if I…”?


Snakes and ladders board extended version


I love…



I absolutely adore



I really like…/ I’m really into…



I’m quite interested in…/ I’m quite keen on….



I don’t mind…/… is okay.



I’m not very keen on…/ I don’t really like…



I don’t like….. at all/ I really don’t like…



I can’t stand…./ I can’t bear….



I absolutely detest…






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