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-¿Le gustaría algo de comer? -Sí, por favor. -¿Que le gustaría?  -Creo que pescado...¿Tienen buen pescado en este lugar?   -¡Tenemos el mejor pescado de la zona!  -De acuerdo...Y por favor traiga salsa de tomate...Y mucha.   -¿Pescado con coca y salsa de tomate?  ...De esa forma no podrá apreciar la calidad de nuestro pescado.    -Tiene razón...En ese caso ¡traiga una pepsi! 
  New words  Palabras nuevas
around here: por estos lugares
town: pueblo, ciudad
ketchup: salsa de tomate
to appreciate: apreciar, degustar
quality: calidad
'Lo que una pepsi puede hacer por ti...'
 

 

 

 

 

 

Would  + like     Querer / desear

 

 Would is another modal auxiliary verb (like can, must and should). In the coming lessons we will introduce them little by little.

'Would' es otro de los verbos auxiliares modales (tal como lo son 'can', 'must' y 'should'). En las próximas lecciones los seguiremos introduciendo de a poco

 

 

   Would is sometimes used for offering, inviting or for requests: A veces utilizamos 'would' para ofrecer, invitar o para pedir cosas:
Examples     Ejemplos

Waiter....I'd like the menu, please...(request) Mozo...Quisiera el menú, si es tan amable...(pedido)

Would you like something to drink?   (offer) ¿Quieres algo de beber? (ofrecimiento)

Would you like to come to the party with us?   (invitation) ¿Quieres venir a la fiesta con nosotros? (invitación)
 

 

NOTE:  would is the same for all persons...We generally use it with the first person singular: I'd like = I would like is a polite way of saying what you want. NOTA: 'would' es invariable para todas las personas...Generalmente lo utilizamos en la primera persona del singular: 'I'd like' = 'I would like' y es una forma de cortesía para decir que quieres alguna cosa.

 

I'd like some information about buses...

 

Quisiera información de micros..

I'd like to try that red shirt, please.   Me gustaría probarme esa camisa roja, por favor.

I'd like to talk to the boss....is that possible?

 

 Quisiera hablar con el jefe...¿es eso posible?

 

 

STRUCTURE ESTRUCTURA

 

Positive form :

 

Forma positiva :

 

Subject + would + bare infinitive              
    ('d) contraction   

 

       

 

  would   like a drink.   me   gustaría   algo de beber.
You   would   like a mineral.   te   gustaría   un agua mineral.
He /She /It   would   like some water.   le   gustaría   algo de agua.
We /they   would   like a good wine.

 

(nos /les)   gustaría   un buen vino.

 

 

QUESTION FORM: (short questions) FORMA INTERROGATIVA: (preguntas cortas)

 

 

Would you like something to drink? 'Yes, please.'

 

-¿Quieres algo de beber?  -Sí, por favor.

Would you like a chocolate biscuit? 'No, thank you.'   -¿Te gustaría una galletita de chocolate? -No, gracias.

Would you like to come? 'Of course.'

 

 -¿Te gustaría venir?   -Por supuesto.

 

 

WH QUESTIONS WITH WOULD: PREGUNTAS 'WH' CON WOULD:

 

 

What + would + subject like?     +   +    
Which wine   would   you like?   ¿Que vino   le   gustaría?  
Which vegetables   would   you like?   ¿Que verduras   le   gustarían?  
Which brand   would    you

 like?

  ¿Que marca + le + gustaría

 

 

 

 

Sometimes it is a bit confusing for the foreing students of the English language to understand the differnce between like and   would like... Remember that we use the verb like for facts and personal preferences. Would like is used for offers and requests instead. A veces se torna un poco confuso para los estudiantes extranjeros del idioma inglés el entender la diferencia entre el verbo 'like' y  el mismo verbo seguido de 'would '...Recuerda que utilizamos el verbo 'like' para cosas concretas y preferencias personales. 'Would like' se utiliza en cambio para ofrecer y para pedir cosas.

         

I like Cuban cigars.

 

Me gustan los cigarros cubanos

I'd like a Cuban cigar.   Quisiera o me gustaría un cigarro cubano.
     
Do you like coffee?   ¿Te gusta el café?
Would you like a cup of coffe?   ¿Te gustaría una taza de café?
     
What kind of films do you like?   ¿Que clase de películas te gustan?
Which wine would you like, sir?   ¿Que vino le gustaría, señor?

 

 

 

 

 

 

Now it is time for activities!
Complete the blanks with the right words that are in brackets.

       ¡Ahora es tiempo de actividades! Completa los espacios en blanco con las palabras correctas que están entre paréntesis.

 

 

Scorer Right  Scorer Wrong 

                                                                                                                                                                            
 I a cold drink, please, if that is OK. (like, likes, d' like)

My best friend animals very much, particularly reptiles... (like, likes, would like)                       

you like something to drink just now? 'Maybe later.' (Do, Does, Would)

There is an old lady standing...So you say to her.... ' to have a seat?' (Do you like, Does you like, Would you like)

some information about trains, please. (like, likes, d' like)

Your friend is tired and you offer him a drink like this...' something to drink? '(Do you like, Does you like, Would you like)

  I your dress very much. I think it's fabulous! (like, likes, 'd like)

   tea, coffee or a coke? 'Just a glass of water, please.' (Do you like, Does you like, Would you like)

 What ? 'A good wine, please.' (do you like, do you likes, would you like)

  What kind of music ? 'I love jazz.' (do you like, you like, would you like)

 He likes tea but he coffee. (don't like, doesn't like, wouldn't like)

 Which vegetables , sir? 'A salad and some carrots.' (do you like, you like, would you like)

                                                                                                      

 

 

 

 

 

          

 

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