AIM: To understand the meaning and use of question forms with like.
INTRODUCTION: The word like can have different functions in English. Look at these different patterns using like.
INSTRUCTIONS: For this discussion about a young girl, drag and drop the questions from the box below so they match the corresponding answers.
Tall for her age with a pale complexion. Well, Maggie’s her best friend. Her dad’s fair, like she is.
Please answer every question before continuing.
Notice how the preposition like in the question is not always part of the response. For example, What's she like? – She's quiet and quite shy. An alternative response could be She's like all seven-year-olds – curious and full of energy. Here the word like precedes the noun (seven-year-olds).
FOLLOW-UP: In your daily life, notice how people use and respond to these common question patterns.