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M - today we’re talking about... LIKES AND DISLIKES ! C - There are so many different ways to express your likes and dislikes in English! Marta, for example, tell us something that you like. M - I like cats, well actually I LOVE cats, I ADORE kittens and I AM NUTS ABOUT big cats, like tigers, lions, leopards, jaguars, cougars... C - Ok, ok, we got it, you made it clear...darling. M - I'm sorry, it's just that cats DRIVE ME CRAZY and I can't stop talking about 'em. C - I know, you're ADDICTED TO cats. And what do you like doing? M - I ENJOY traveling and going to concerts. The best thing for me is a special place. A place where I can enjoy my vacation and see a great concert at the same time! C - That reminds me of your trip to Florida and the Bon Jovi concert in Tampa Bay! Or your trip to Madrid to see the Train concert. What a great life you have! M - Yep! Bon Jovi and Train are my FAVORITE bands! I'm CRAZY ABOUT them! C - You're right, they are amazing. Ok, so far we’ve used verbs and expressions like to adore, to be nuts about, to be crazy about, to enjoy, to be addicted to. . , your favorite... etc. Now let's talk about dislikes instead. M - I CAN'T BEAR the cold, I CAN'T PUT UP WITH people who are always late. C - Oh, I hate that. M - I'm FED UP WITH T.V. commercials and I HATE bugs. C - I'm with you on the bug thing. Wow, it seems that you know quite well what ANNOYS you! Can you think of any other examples? M - (singing) I CAN'T STAND the rain against my window... C - Beautiful, right! M - (singing) I'm SICK and TIRED of always being sick and tired... C - That's great. Songs are always a precious help in remembering useful expressions! M - I totally agree with you. C - Ok, then, in order to express your dislikes you can use : I can't stand, I can't bear, I can't put up with... , I'm fed up with..., I'm sick of. . I'm tired of... it annoys me... M - Now we have a very special guest, talking about her likes and dislikes. Ladies and gentlemen, this is Brianna! Brianna: Hey everybody, I’m Bri and I’m from Michigan. Ok, three things I like. I like to play soccer. It's definitely my favorite sport. I love scoring a goal for my team. I also like my phone, I don’t think I could live without it! I would talk on it all day if I could. Another thing I like to do is travel. It’s so nice to be able to get away. I went to Italy a couple of years ago, and it was an absolutely amazing experience! Now, three things I don’t like. I definitely do not like spiders. I am scared to death of them! I’m not a big fan of homework, either. I would much rather be outside, especially when it’s nice out! I also can’t stand when my parents are over controlling! It’s so annoying. I’m a teenager, give me a break ! Well, anyway, that's about it. It's been nice joining you guys in this episode of my American friend. See ya! C - Thank you Brianna!! It was nice to listen to a teenager from Michigan. And folks, that is another regional American accent to familiarize yourself with! M - Thanks a lot, my dear Bri. Now Cindy, it's your turn. Tell us something you like and something you don't. C – Something I like...well, I adore olives. I love flowers-any kind. I’m happiest when I'm being creative and constructive. I enjoy cooking any kind of food, especially if it’s not American. I like a challenge! That’s it. I’m a pretty simple gal ! And you want to know my dislikes? Well, I can’t stand people who talk too much, specifically those without anything useful to say.