Whenever you have a question about yourlikes and dislikes, don't be boring- use adverbs to describe how much you enjoyit or not:
I really enjoy playing basketball I'm quitefond of this teacher.
Remember that the IELTS test is a testbased on communication: show your feelings! If it's great, say it with passion!If you dislike something profoundly, make sure the examiner understands:
I really can't stand the traffic in my hometown! I loooove the food in my hometown!
SPEAK FROM THE HEART
I really like... I really dislike...
I especially like... I especiallydislike...
I love... I hate...
I quite enjoy... I can’t stand
I’m quite fond of... I’m not too keen on...
I’m a big fan of... I’m not a big fan of...
I find it great to... I find it annoyingto.../ I find it tiring to...
1. Do you like your name?
Well yes, I quite like the way my namesounds in my language. In addition, it is very meaningful because mygrandmother picked it for me. It means...
Well, I must admit I'm not a big fan of myname. I think it sounds a little bit stupid and boring. In Chinese my namemeans...
2. Do you like flowers?
Yes, definitely! I find them colorful andbeautiful. I think they look great in a garden or in a house. I especially likeroses but I'm also a big fan of daffodils and water lilies. But I must confessthat I really dislike plastic flowers, you know, the fake ones. I think theyjust look terrible. They reflect bad taste.
3. What types of music do you like tolisten to?
Well, I listen to many different kinds ofmusic, but I particularly enjoy listening to pop music, and I really think thatMichael Jackson was the king! In addition, I'm a big fan of a
Chinese singer called__ because he's verycreative and his voice sounds amazing.
4. What is your favorite sport?
Basketball, without a doubt! I'm a huge fanof the NBA, and I watch basketball on
TV on a weekly basis. In addition, I try toplay as often as possible. I really like this sport because it's fun andexciting. I love learning new moves from my friends and trying them out afterschool. On top of this, basketball is a great chance for me to hang out with myfriends and socialize.
I have become addicted to yoga. I reallyenjoy this sport because it's relaxing and very healthy. I practice every dayand attend lessons twice a week at a gym near my house. It's a great chance forme to exercise, and forget about my daily problems at the same time. I wouldrecommend it to anyone without any hesitation.
5. What do you do in your free time?
Well, it really depends, but I'm a bigbasketball fan, so I try to play as much as possible. I also enjoy reading, andof course I spend quite a bit of time chatting with my friends online or overdinner. On some occasions, I find it great to go hiking in the mountains thatsurround my hometown. It depends on the weather and on my mood.
6. What sorts of things make you happy?
Well,a lot of things make me happy. Itcould be anything, really. I find it nice to get together with my friends. Ialways enjoy having a great dinner and watching a good movie with them. Inaddition, I can get some satisfaction from my job when my customers are pleasedwith the service I provide. Or whenever I have dinner with a pretty girl:that's always enjoyable, and it definitely makes me happy!
7. Do you enjoy spending time with friends?
Yes, definitely! I love hanging out with mygood friends. They are so much fun to
be with! We have dinner and we occasionallygo shopping. We often get together to watch a movie or play sports sometimes. Ireally trust them, and it's great to have someone to share stories or laughterwith.
8. Do you like studying English?
I'll be honest with you: not really. Ican't say I dislike it, but I can't say it's a lot of
fun either. I find it hard to remember alot of new words. In addition, the grammar is very tricky, especially with theprepositions at, by, for, and to. I never know when to use the right one. Onthe other hand, I really like watching foreign movies in their originalversion. I find it great to be able to understand what they are saying.
9. What do you enjoy writing most?
I'm keen on writing emails to my friends orshort messages on my cell phone. I can type very quickly, and I don't need to worryabout the style. It's always very casual. On the other hand, I really dislikewriting about literature or philosophy at school. My mind usually goes blank,and I find it hard to come up with new ideas. Most of the time, I just recitewhat I have read. I think it's so boring (=sooooboring)!