I’d rather be… Would rather and would prefer By Profr. José Ma. Jaramillo S. May 2009
Vocabulary Personal Qualities
Artistic appreciation Assertive Communication skills competive
Concern for others Courtesy  creativity friendliness
Popular College Majors in USA
Criminology  Environmental science  Fashion hospitality Interior design
Nutritional Science  Film studies broadcasting
What personal qualities should people with these jobs have? architect cashier politician doctor Let’s work in your books p...
Lucy: Hey! Mike are you ready to start the new semester next Monday? Mike: Not yet. Lucy: Why? Don’t you have the material...
<ul><li>We use the modal expressions “would prefer” and “would rather” to talk about our preferences in English.  </li></u...
“ would rather” takes the base form of the verb. Check the examples: <ul><li>Would  you  rather take  singing or acting cl...
<ul><li>If you had the opportunity to work oversea  would  you  rather work  in USA or CANADA? </li></ul><ul><li>I’d rathe...
<ul><li>Would  you  rather go  to Cancun or Acapulco on vacation? </li></ul><ul><li>I’d rather go  to Cancun </li></ul><ul...
“ would prefer” usually takes an infinitive.  <ul><li>If you won the lottery,  would  you  prefer to live  in Monterrey or...
<ul><li>Would  you  prefer to study  film or crime? </li></ul><ul><li>I’d prefer to study  film is less stressful. </li></...
<ul><li>Which career would you choose?  Would  you  prefer to take  medicine or engineering? </li></ul><ul><li>I’d prefer ...
Practice . . . <ul><li>Would you prefer to eat Italian food or Chinese food? </li></ul><ul><li>Would you rather travel to ...
Match the columns writing the letter on the line. 1. Running is more pleasant than swimming.  ______ 2. I don't really wan...
How can I do it? By + gerund to describe how to do things By Profr. José Ma. Jaramillo S. May 2009
Skills people would like to improve in their lives.
Do exercise  Play a sport  Make new friends  Good readers
<ul><li>The best way to learn cooking is  by taking  a course and  practicing. </li></ul>
By + gerund to describe how to do things <ul><li>We use  by + gerund  to say how something can happen </li></ul><ul><li>Yo...
<ul><li>One way to learn driving is  by asking  a friend to borrow you his/her car. </li></ul><ul><li>The best way to impr...
<ul><li>We use  by + gerund  to describe how something was done: </li></ul><ul><li>I lost weight  by doing  exercise every...
<ul><li>I got a lot of friends at college  by being  my self and  spending  time with them. </li></ul><ul><li>I finish hig...
<ul><li>We use  by + gerund  to describe how something could be done. </li></ul><ul><li>One way to becoming fluent is  by ...
<ul><li>I’m excellent at sports  by practicing  every day at school. </li></ul><ul><li>I finished my book  by reading  eve...
Let’s practice with on your books! More information:  [email_address]
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  1. 1. I’d rather be… Would rather and would prefer By Profr. José Ma. Jaramillo S. May 2009
  2. 2. Vocabulary Personal Qualities
  3. 3. Artistic appreciation Assertive Communication skills competive
  4. 4. Concern for others Courtesy creativity friendliness
  5. 5. Popular College Majors in USA
  6. 6. Criminology Environmental science Fashion hospitality Interior design
  7. 7. Nutritional Science Film studies broadcasting
  8. 8. What personal qualities should people with these jobs have? architect cashier politician doctor Let’s work in your books pag. 50 Ex. 1 n 2
  9. 9. Lucy: Hey! Mike are you ready to start the new semester next Monday? Mike: Not yet. Lucy: Why? Don’t you have the material required? Mike: No, I already have everthing I will need the point is that I haven’t decided the major I will choose for this semester. Lucy: I know what you mean, taking a decision is sometimes difficult. Well, I already choose health classes, why don’t you take them with me? Mike: I’m not sure I’d rather not. I’d prefer to study something more interesting for me. Lucy: Well, let’s see. What would you rather take? Mike: I’d rather take classes where I need to be competitive, friendly and perseverance. Lucy: Mmm, would you prefer to take criminology or economics classes? Mike: I’d prefer not to study either. Lucy: would your rather take broadcasting or films studies? Mike: Mmm I’d rather not take either. Lucy: Well It’s hard to take a decision with you. Tell me what do you prefer? Mike: I’d prefer to take fitness or sports classes , what do you think? Lucy: that’s a great idea, you love to exercises and sports that will be terrific for you! Check the conversation and practice with a partner.
  10. 10. <ul><li>We use the modal expressions “would prefer” and “would rather” to talk about our preferences in English. </li></ul><ul><li>These two expression mean the same thing and are synonyms for the verb “prefer.” </li></ul>Would prefer & Would rather
  11. 11. “ would rather” takes the base form of the verb. Check the examples: <ul><li>Would you rather take singing or acting classes? </li></ul><ul><li>I’d rather take singing classes </li></ul><ul><li>I’d rather take another course than study singing. </li></ul><ul><li>I’d rather not take either. </li></ul>
  12. 12. <ul><li>If you had the opportunity to work oversea would you rather work in USA or CANADA? </li></ul><ul><li>I’d rather work in USA </li></ul><ul><li>I’d rather work in another country </li></ul><ul><li>I’d raher not work either. </li></ul>
  13. 13. <ul><li>Would you rather go to Cancun or Acapulco on vacation? </li></ul><ul><li>I’d rather go to Cancun </li></ul><ul><li>I’d rather go to Puerto Vallarta is better. </li></ul><ul><li>I’d rather not go to the beach. I’d rather go camping. </li></ul>
  14. 14. “ would prefer” usually takes an infinitive. <ul><li>If you won the lottery, would you prefer to live in Monterrey or in Teran? </li></ul><ul><li>I’d prefer to live in Teran is more relaxing. </li></ul><ul><li>I’d prefer to live in another place. </li></ul><ul><li>I’d prefer not to live either. </li></ul>
  15. 15. <ul><li>Would you prefer to study film or crime? </li></ul><ul><li>I’d prefer to study film is less stressful. </li></ul><ul><li>I’d prefer to study another subject. </li></ul><ul><li>I’d prefer not to study either. I don’t like them. </li></ul>
  16. 16. <ul><li>Which career would you choose? Would you prefer to take medicine or engineering? </li></ul><ul><li>I’d prefer to take another one. </li></ul><ul><li>I’d prefer to take medicine is more rewarding. </li></ul><ul><li>either. I’d prefer to study as an accountant. </li></ul>
  17. 17. Practice . . . <ul><li>Would you prefer to eat Italian food or Chinese food? </li></ul><ul><li>Would you rather travel to India or China? </li></ul><ul><li>Would you prefer to work 5 8-hour days or 4 10-hour days? </li></ul><ul><li>Would you rather have a cat, a dog, or a mouse? </li></ul>
  18. 18. Match the columns writing the letter on the line. 1. Running is more pleasant than swimming. ______ 2. I don't really want to go riding. ______ 3. I hate writing letters! ______ 4. I feel tired this evening . ______ 5. Dogs are more faithful than cats. ______ 6. Shall we go by plane? Well ______ 7. Do you mind if I tell you the truth? Humm! ______ 8. This course is really boring. ______ 9. Do you like English food? ______ 10. Could you do the washing up? ______ <ul><li>I 'D PREFER NOT TO GO TO THE THEATRE </li></ul><ul><li>I PREFER FRENCH FOOD TO ENGLISH </li></ul><ul><li>C. I'D RATHER STAY HERE WITH MY FRIENDS D. I’D PREFER TO SEND E-MAILS THAN TO WRITE LETTERS E. I'D RATHER NOT. F. I'D RATHER YOU DIDN'T G. I'D RATHER GO BY TRAIN H. I'D PREFER TO BE AT HOME I. I RATHER HAVE DOGS THAN CATS </li></ul><ul><li>J. I PREFER RUNNING TO SWIMMING </li></ul>j c d a i g f h b e
  19. 19. How can I do it? By + gerund to describe how to do things By Profr. José Ma. Jaramillo S. May 2009
  20. 20. Skills people would like to improve in their lives.
  21. 21. Do exercise Play a sport Make new friends Good readers
  22. 22. <ul><li>The best way to learn cooking is by taking a course and practicing. </li></ul>
  23. 23. By + gerund to describe how to do things <ul><li>We use by + gerund to say how something can happen </li></ul><ul><li>You could improve your English by listening and watching videos. </li></ul>
  24. 24. <ul><li>One way to learn driving is by asking a friend to borrow you his/her car. </li></ul><ul><li>The best way to improve your skills in computer is by getting use with the programs </li></ul>
  25. 25. <ul><li>We use by + gerund to describe how something was done: </li></ul><ul><li>I lost weight by doing exercise every morning. </li></ul>
  26. 26. <ul><li>I got a lot of friends at college by being my self and spending time with them. </li></ul><ul><li>I finish high school by working hard and listening to my teacher </li></ul>
  27. 27. <ul><li>We use by + gerund to describe how something could be done. </li></ul><ul><li>One way to becoming fluent is by talking a lot in class. </li></ul>
  28. 28. <ul><li>I’m excellent at sports by practicing every day at school. </li></ul><ul><li>I finished my book by reading every night before sleeling. </li></ul>
  29. 29. Let’s practice with on your books! More information: [email_address]
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