The word “like” gets special attention in this level because it’s a popular word in English. Understanding how to use “like” is important.
comparisonsand to ask questions about people and things:
like, so good.
like, really mad at my teacher because he gave me a bad grade, and he was,
like, “Here. you earned this.”
** Warning ** : “I like.” The verb should have an object somewhere after it. (The exception is example #5.)
“Look! There’s a
jukebox!” said Donna.
She got up from the restaurant table she was sitting at with her friends and went over to take a look at a large, old jukebox from the 1950s.
Inside the wooden
cabinet she could see a stack of 45 rpm vinyl
Surrounding the front of the jukebox were orange and yellow lights.
Donna’s friend, Bill,
suddenly became interested. “Does it work?” he asked.
“Well, there’s only one way to find out.” said Donna. “Do you have any change? It looks like it takes
Bill reached into his pocket for some change and pulled out a quarter. He put the coin into the
slot that said, “Quarters only.”
They could hear it drop down into the machine.
“We get two songs for a quarter. I’ll pick one and you can pick one. What do you want to hear? asked Bill.
“Is Elvis Presley on here?” Donna looked through the list of songs and said, “Elvis Presley. ‘Love Me Tender’.”
“Okay,” said Bill. “And I want to hear ‘Satisfaction’ by the Rolling Stones.”
Bill pushed the buttons for each song. They could hear some kind of movement inside the machine, and soon “Love Me Tender” was playing inside the restaurant. Everyone was happy with this choice.
** How much do you remember from the reading? full in the blanks. **