Lindsay McMahon
"The English Adventurer"
Jessica Beck
"Director of IELTS Training"

Today we’ll talk about high-scoring paraphrases for “like” and “enjoy” for IELTS Speaking Exams.

On this part of your exam, you will definitely be asked questions using these verbs.

Most students simply copy these words in their answer, repeating the examiner’s language.

That does nothing to help your Vocabulary score!

Pay attention to today’s phrases, and try to mimic the way we use expressive pronunciation to help that score as well!

7+ Phrases for “Like” and “Enjoy”

to be obsessed with– This follows our strategy of going to extremes to improve your vocabulary. “Obsessed” means that this thing is on your mind constantly.

adore– You can use this verb to talk about anything you love, but especially people. It’s a synonym for “love“, and is a very charming, positive word to use.


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to be super into– “Super” is a very trendy adverb to use these days for native speakers, and “to be into” means you like something.

For example, you can say, “I’ve been super into this show Goliath, and I’ve been binging it for 3 days.”

It’s also used to describe a phase you’re going through, like, “Right now, I’m super into watching documentaries.”

to be a big fan of– This is the same as “being into” something. It’s usually used to describe long-time loves.

It’s also used for dislikes very often, like, “I’m not a big fan of peas, so I’m going to pass on that salad, but thank you.

to be hooked on– This is synonymous for addiction, in the literal sense, but today we use it in the figurative sense as a slang phrase.

For instance, you can say, “I’m hooked on kambucha right now. I drink it morning, noon and night.”

How would you use today’s phrases?

Tell us what you like and enjoy in the comments section below!


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