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All mpec courses are based on Conversation, Communication and Interaction and our main goal is to give our students the confidence to approach any topic or idea in English. Below, you can find some questions and vocabulary you need to speak in English using the word WOULD RATHER
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If you want to challenge yourself during this conversation, check out this deck of flashcards containing a whooping 298 Idioms in English together with their definitions.
Grammar Explanation of ‘Rather’
- We use rather as a degree adverb (rather cold, rather nice). We also use it to express alternatives and preferences (green rather than blue, coffee rather than tea, slowly rather than quickly).
- We use rather to give emphasis to an adjective or adverb. It has a similar meaning to quite when quite is used with gradable words but is more formal than quite. We often use it to express something unexpected or surprising: I find him rather dull.
- Rather than: alternatives and preferences
We use rather than to give more importance to one thing when two alternatives or preferences are being compared:I think I’d like to stay at home this evening rather than go out.
- Or rather
We use or rather to correct ourselves: He commanded and I obeyed, or rather, I pretended to.
Would Rather is used to show that you prefer to have or do one thing more than another:
I’d rather have a beer.
Which would you rather do – go swimming or play tennis?
Wouldn’t you rather finish it tomorrow?
He’d rather die than (= he certainly does not want to) let me think he needed help.
I’d rather not have any mushrooms, thanks.
I’d rather get a taxi than wait for the bus.
Would you rather eat now or later?
I’d rather watch a film with subtitles than one dubbed into English.
PART 1: Warm Up – Easy
- Would you rather be rich or poor?
- Would you rather be a boy or a girl?
- Would you rather short or tall?
- Would you rather go to California or New York?
Part 2: Weird
1. Would you rather be in jail for five years or be in a coma for a decade?
2. Would you rather have another 10 years with your partner or a one-night stand with your celebrity crush?
3. Would you rather be chronically under-dressed or overdressed?
4. Would you rather have everyone you know be able to read your thoughts or for everyone you know to have access to your Internet history?
5. Would you rather lose your sight or your memories?
PART 3: Funny
Would you rather wear the same socks for a month or the same underwear for a week?
Would you rather work an overtime shift with your annoying boss or spend full day with your mother-in-law?
Would you rather have a sing-off with Ariana Grande or a dance-off with Rihanna?
DID YOU KNOW THAT…
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Self Study Suggestion:
Idioms are only going to stay with you if you review them again and again. In Quizlet, you can also play around with the flashcards and learn the idioms you want in a fun and interactive way. So, we suggest you go back to the idioms we linked above and have some more fun with them! LINK HERE