Would you like ...?

Would you like ... ? = Do you want ... ?
We use Would you like ... ? to offer things:
- " Would you like some coffee?" "Yes, please."
- " Would you like a cigarette?" "No, thank you. I don`t smoke."
- "What would you like, tea or coffee?" "Tea, please."

Unit 30. Would you like ...?


We use Would you like to ... ? to invite someone:
- Would you like to come to a party?
- " Would you like to have dinner with me on Sunday?" "Yes, I`d love to. (= I would love to have dinner with you.)"
- Where would you like to go this evening?
 
I`d like (I would like) is a polite way of saying "I want":
- ( in a restaurant) I`d like fish, please.
- I`m thirsty. I`d like a drink.
- I`d like to see the film on television this evening.
 
Study the difference:

Would you like ... ? / I`d like ...
Unit 30. Would you like ...?
Would you like some tea? = Do you want some tea? ( an offer)

Do you like ... ?/ I like ...
Unit 30. Would you like ...?
Do you like tea? = Do you think tea is nice?


- "Would you like to go to the cinema tonight?" ( tonight)" "Yes, I`d love to go."
but " Do you like going to the cinema?" ( in general) "Yes, I go to the cinema a lot."
- I`d like an orange. (= I want an orange now.)
but I like oranges. ( in general)