Getting to know you


Expressing likes and dislikes
Describing people, places and things
Offering, accepting and refusing


To Like, To Look Like, To Be Like

The questions:-

What does he like?
What does he look like?
What would he like?
What is he like?
How is he?

What is the difference between these questions?

Check here!


As a verb like can mean to enjoy or approve of.

For example:-

"I like your new car."

Like can also mean similar to or in the same way.

For example:-

Q. "What does he look like?" - A. "He looks like his brother."

The expression would like is used when we make requests and offers.

For example:-

"I' d like another glass of wine, please."

However "What is he/she/it like?" is a specific question about the personality of someone or the attributes of something, here you do not use like in the answer.

For example:-

Q. "What is he like?" - A. "He is very nice."

Q. "What is it like?" - A. "It is very reliable."


Some answers (about me):-

The question

What you would ask

My answer


What do I like to drink?


What do you like to drink?

I like tea and coffee, I also like wine and beer. I don't like alcopops.


What do I like to eat?


What do you like to eat?

I like pasta and pizza, I also like fruit. I don't like fatty meat.


What do I look like?


What do you look like?

I am medium height and a little overweight. I have long dark hair, a fair complexion and hazel eyes. Some people say that I am attractive, but I don't think I am.


Who do I look like?


Who do you look like?

Some people say I look like Nana Mouskouri. I don't think I do.


What am I like?


What are you like?

I think I am quite nice. My husband says that I am impatient, but I don't think I am. I think that I am very patient. A lot of people say that I have a good sense of humour.

What is my house like?

What is your house like?

It's quite small. It has a dining-kitchen, bathroom, living room / office, and one bedroom.


!Note - Like is not normally used in the continuous form, you shouldn't say "I am liking ...".

Your challenge: Tell us about a friend of yours. What do they look like? What do they like? What are they like?

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Week 42