Nov 21, 2016

UNIT 58 • Prefer and would rather

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  • Which do you prefer? Write sentences using ‘I prefer (something) to (something else)’ and ‘I prefer (to do something) rather than (do something else) ’. Put the verb into the correct form where necessary.
    • I prefer
      drive / travel by train

      • I prefer
        tennis / football

        • I prefer
          phone people / write emails

          • I prefer
            go to the cinema / watch films on TV

            • I prefer to
              drive / travel by train

              • I prefer to
                phone people / write emails

                • I prefer to
                  go to the cinema / watch films on TV

                • Write sentences using ‘I’d prefer …’. or ‘I’d rather …’ + one of the following. Then rewrite some sentences using ‘than’ and ‘rather than’.

                  eat at home       ○      get a taxi       ○      go alone       ○      go for a swim       ○      listen to some music       ○      stand       ○      think about it for a while       ○      wait a few minutes       ○      wait till later
                  • A:       Shall we walk home?
                    B:       I’d (prefer)

                    • A:       Do you want to eat now?
                      B:       I’d (rather)

                      • A:       Shall we watch TV?
                        B:       I’d (prefer)

                        • A:       What about a game of tennis?
                          B:       I’d (rather)

                          • A:       Shall we leave now?
                            B:       I’d (rather)

                            • A:       Do you want to go to a restaurant?
                              B:       I’d (prefer)

                              • A:       I think we should decide now?
                                B:       I’d (rather)

                                • A:       Would you like to sit down?
                                  B:       I’d (rather)

                                  • A:       Do you want me to come with you?
                                    B:       I’d (prefer)

                                    • I’d prefer (rather than)
                                      get a taxi / walk home

                                      • I’d (rather… than)
                                        go for a swim / play tennis

                                        • I’d (rather… than)
                                          wait a few minutes / leave now

                                          • I’d prefer (rather than)
                                            eat at home / go to a restaurant

                                            • I’d (rather… than)
                                              think about it for a while / decide now

                                            • Complete the sentences using ‘would you rather I …’.
                                              • Are you going to cook the dinner or
                                                Are you going to tell Ann what happened or
                                                Are you going to do the shopping or
                                                Are you going to answer the phone or

                                              • Use your own ideas to complete these sentences.
                                                • ‘Shall I tell Ann the news?’ ~ ‘No, I’d rather she know.’
                                                  Do you want me to go now or would you rather I here?
                                                  Do you want to go out this evening or would you rather at home?
                                                  This is a private letter addressed to me. I’d rather you read it.
                                                  It’s quite a nice house but I’d rather it a bit bigger.
                                                  Do you mind if I turn on the radio?’ ~ ‘I’d rather you I’m trying to study.’

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