Lesson 12 – German Language Learning: Expressing Likes and Dislikes

Lesson 12 – German Language Learning: Expressing Likes and Dislikes

By the end of this lesson, you will be able to express your likes and dislikes in German, using appropriate vocabulary and grammar structures.

1. mögen (to like)
2. lieben (to love)
3. hassen (to hate)
4. gern haben (to enjoy)
5. nicht mögen (to not like)
6. Was magst du? (What do you like?)
7. Was magst du nicht? (What don’t you like?)
8. Ich mag… (I like…)
9. Ich liebe… (I love…)
10. Ich hasse… (I hate…)
11. Ich gern habe… (I enjoy…)
12. Wieso magst du das? (Why do you like that?)
13. Weil es… (Because it…)
14. Wie findest du…? (What do you think of…?)
15. Ich finde… (I find…)

1. Basic sentence structure for expressing likes and dislikes.
2. The use of modal verbs like mögen.
3. The formation of questions and answers using “Was magst du?” and “Was magst du nicht?”

Lisa: Was magst du?
Tom: Ich mag Fußball.
Lisa: Wieso magst du das?
Tom: Weil es spannend ist. Und du? Was magst du?
Lisa: Ich mag Musik. Ich liebe klassische Musik.
Tom: Und wie findest du Filme?
Lisa: Ich mag Filme, aber ich hasse Horrorfilme. Sie sind gruselig.
Tom: Verstehe. Ich gern habe Actionfilme.

Practice Exercises:
1. Translate the following sentences into German:
a. I like to read books.
b. She loves to dance.
c. They hate to wait.
d. We enjoy going for walks.
e. Do you like to swim?

  1. Complete the following sentences with appropriate likes or dislikes:
    a. Ich ________ Schokolade.
    b. Wir ________ Basketball.
    c. Sie ________ Spinat nicht.
    d. Er ________ Tennis.
    e. Du ________ Horrorfilme?

  2. Formulate questions using “Was magst du?” to ask about likes and dislikes in different contexts.

Write a short paragraph (5-7 sentences) about your likes and dislikes. Include reasons why you like or dislike certain things. Practice using vocabulary and grammar learned in this lesson.

Additional Resources:
– Practice online exercises on expressing likes and dislikes.
– Watch German movies or TV shows with subtitles to pick up conversational phrases.
– Engage in conversations with native German speakers or language exchange partners to practice expressing likes and dislikes in real-life situations.

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