Likes and Dislikes 1

Learning Objective

Express Likes and Dislikes


Success Criteria

I can say what I like and don’t like

I can say what I prefer

I can say what I like the best

I can do this with colours, clothes, animals, food, drink and school subjects


Key Vocabulary

Vocabulary from the 'Colours' lessons

Vocabulary from the 'Clothes' lessons

Vocabulary from the 'Animals' lessons

Vocabulary from the 'School' lessons

Vocabulary from the 'Fruit' and 'Breakfast' lessons



Ich mag

aber ich mag ....... lieber

und ich mag ........ am liebsten

Ich mag ........ nicht

und ich mag ........ gar nicht


Lesson Context

This is the children's first lesson specifically on Likes/Dislikes, although they have come across mag (and mögen) and gern in previous lessons. The children will learn how to say what they like, what they prefer and what they like the best. They will also learn to say what they don't like and what they really don't like. All of this will be related to vocabulary they already know such as colours, clothes, animals, food, drink and school subjects. The lesson will help to prepare the children for their upcoming written work in the 'Letter to a penpal' lessons



Powerpoint presentation

'Book and School' Flashcards for the starter activity

*Hand outs which the children can take home for revision - front and back

A cuddly toy for the children to throw around the classroom


*I have put 4 vocabulary sheets from previous lessons in a zip file at the bottom of the page. Shrink them so they are quarter size and then they all go on the back of today's hand out


Slide 2 - Main Introduction

Communicate LO and SC


Slide 3 - Starter activity - Das Kartenspiel - revision of 'Book' and 'School' vocabulary 

Explain that the children should be using the 'Lob' words on slide 3 and let them get on with it. Reward children for using the 'Lob' words. The school subject vocabulary will be useful in today's lesson.


Slides 4 - Likes and Dislikes

Go through the vocabulary on the slide with the children. Point out that for the 'likes', they simply say 'Ich mag' followed by what they like - and then extra words if they want to say what they prefer or what they like the best. For dislikes, they simply say 'Ich mag' again, but they throw 'nicht' to the end 


Slides 5 - 17 Colours

Quickly go through the colours with the children (they should know them by now). Stop on some of the slides and ask the children some translation questions, such as:

I like red

but I prefer green

and I like blue the best

I don't like grey

and I really don't like brown


Slide 18 - Likes and Dislikes (same as slide 4)

Just as you modelled when going through the colours, get the children to talk to their partners for a few minutes about colours. This slide is on their hand outs to help them. After a few minutes randomly select and reward children who are able to say 5 sentences about what colours they like and don't like


Slide 19 - Turn Toss

Throw 'der Frosch' (or any cuddly toy) to a child - that child has to say a sentence about what they like (sentence 1 from slide 18). The next child has to use sentence 2 (aber ich mag ... lieber). The next child - sentence 3 - etc. After sentence 5, the next child goes back to sentence 1. This is a test of the children's listening and speaking skills.


Slides 20 - 39 - Wer wird Millionär?

'Zusammen' activity. Children to work with a partner using a wipe board and pen and 'who wants a be a millionaire' style slides:

  • Say the English and bring up the four possible German answers
  • The children work together quietly to write the correct letter on their wipe boards - A, B, C or D
  • After the time limit the children reveal their answers simultaneously
  • Repeat for the next question

*Extension - Get the children to write the German before any of the options appear.

*Note - I feel it helps learning to let the children have a 'break' after question 3 so that they can look and learn from their sheets. Go back to the quiz after 2 minutes 'break'.


Slide 40 - Fill in the blanks and make your own sentences

Using their hand outs, get the children to fill in the blanks about what clothes and animals they like and don't like. Any vocabulary they need will be on the back of their sheets


Following the same 5 sentence format, now get the children to write similar sentences about food, drink and school subjects. After a while get some children to read out their sentences and reward them appropriately


Assessment and Evidence

Observe and ask questions

Refer back to the learning objective and success criteria after the 'make your own sentences' activity.  

Check achievement of the success criteria when you are on slide 41 by questioning and rewarding randomly selected children (using lollipop sticks) 

Likes and dislikes 1.pptx
Microsoft Power Point Presentation 1.1 MB
Vocabulary Sheet Likes and Dislikes
Microsoft Word Document 51.0 KB

Compressed Archive in ZIP Format 1.3 MB
Das Kartenspiel Book and School.docx
Microsoft Word Document 47.0 KB

*The 4 vocabulary sheets from the zip file should be made small and then all go on the back of today's hand out