Feb 28, 2017

Abraham Lincoln - Vampire Hunter: Expressing Preference with Prefer





Grammar Reference:

Expressing preference:


We use prefer to say we like one thing or activity more than another. We can use a prepositional phrase with to when we compare two things or actions:

Examples:


I prefer tea to coffee.

We prefer going by ferry to flying.

We don’t use than after prefer:

She prefers books to magazines.


NotShe prefers books than magazines.

She’s not keen on coffee. She prefers to drink tea. (or She prefers drinking tea to coffee.)



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I. Make guesses to express preferences. Use the words in column one and decide the correct order of preferences:
1. HISTORY - MEN / LEGENDS
Ex: History prefers _______________________ to ______________________.
2. HISTORY - NOBILITY / BRUTALITY
_______________________________________________________________ .
3. HISTORY - QUIET DEEDS / SOARING SPEECHES 
_______________________________________________________________ .
II. Discuss with a partner. What you prefer? Follow the examples.
1. Fruit / Meat
Ex: I prefer meat to food.
2. Dancing / Singing
3. Hot / Cold Weather
4. Watching / Playing Sports
5. Hotels / Camping

6. Brazilian / American Music
7. Traveling by car / Plane

8. Comedies / Thrillers
9. Movies / Theater

10. TV / Video Games
Answer key:
Ex: I
History prefers legends to men.
It prefers nobility to brutality.
It prefers soaring speeches to quiet deeds.
Ex: Answers will vary.

6 comments:

María Fernanda Delgado said...

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ENGLISH TOGETHER said...

Wonderful Work! Congrats on your idea!

Susana Canelo said...

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Claudio Azevedo said...

Thanks, Susana and everyone. I am glad you like it!

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Claudio Azevedo said...

Thanks, Anastasia. Glad you like it.