One Point Lesson B01 Preferences

B01 Preferences

I prefer (A) to (B) because (C).
私は(B)より(A)を好みます、なぜなら(C)。

I prefer (A) to (B) because (C).

I prefer (navel oranges) to (mandarin oranges)

because (navel oranges are juicier).

オレンジのほうがみかんよりジューシーなので、
私はオレンジの方が好きです。

I prefer (A) to (B) because (C).

I prefer (Japan) to (Canada) because
(the winter is warmer). 

Practice #1 Questions

Which do you prefer ... ?


soba or udon


fresh mochi or baked mochi

cats or dogs

black beans or soy beans
...

Practice #2 New Year’s

Which do you prefer ... ?

Kohaku Utagassen or Yukutoshi Kurutoshi
mochi w/ soy sauce or mochi w/ red beans
playing Sugoroku or playing Karuta
spinning tops or Kendama

Practice #3 Q&A

Which do you prefer ... ?


Christmas or New Year’s?

New Year’s Eve or New Year’s Day?

end of year parties or new year’s parties?

...

Why do you prefer ... ?


Practice #4 Talk About...

Summer or Winter

Autumn or Spring

Disneyland or Universal Studios

Swimming or Running

Local Markets or Big Malls

Meat or Fish

Saturday or Sunday

Newspapers or On-line News

Sample Discussion #1

A: Can’t decide?

B: Nope.

A: Why not?

B: Well... I prefer chicken, but the seasonal steak dish looks so good.

A: Why not get both?

B: That would be too much food.

A: Well?

B: OK. I’ll go with the steak.

Sample Discussion #2

A: Can’t decide?

B: Nope.

A: Why not?

B: Well... I prefer ..., but ...

A: Why not get both?

B: That would be too ...

A: Well?

B: OK. I’ll go with ...

I prefer (A) to (B) because (C).

I love all New Year’s foods, but I prefer ...

Talk about this picture.

I prefer (A) to (B) because (C).

Talk about this picture.

I prefer (A) to (B) because (C).

Talk about this picture.

I prefer (A) to (B) because (C).

I prefer...

I prefer (A) to (B) because (C).

Advanced Discussion #1

Discuss the following expression:

“​Not my cup of tea”

Are there other, similar expressions in English?
What is the equivalent expression in Japanese?

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