Who is she talking to? What is it like ?


Unit 43. Questions (3): Who is she talking to? What is it like?

Julia is talking to someone.
 
Who?
 
Who is Julia talking to?

  • Questions ( Who ... ? / What... ? / Where ... ? / Which ... ? ) often end with a preposition ( to/for/about/with etc.):

- ‘I`m thinking.’ ‘ What are you thinking about?’
- ‘I`m afraid.’ ‘Why? What are you afraid of?’
- ‘ Where is your friend from?’ ‘She`s from Germany.’
- ‘ Who does this book belong to?’ ‘It`s mine.’
- ‘ Who did she go on holiday with?’ ‘With her parents.’
- ‘ What does he look like?’ ‘He`s got a beard and wears glasses.’
- ‘This book is very good.’ ‘Is it? What is it about?’
- ‘Tom`s father is in hospital.’ ‘ Which hospital is he in?’

  • What (is/are/was/were) ... like ?

Unit 43. Questions (3): Who is she talking to? What is it like?

‘ What is it like?’ = Tell me something about it; is it good or bad, big or small, old or new? etc.

When we say ‘ What ... like?’, like is a preposition. It is not the verb like (Do you like music? etc.).


- A: I went to the new restaurant last night.
  B: Oh, did you? What`s it like? Good?
  A: Yes, excellent.
- A: What`s your new teacher like?
  B: She`s very good. We learn a lot.
- A: I met Linda`s parents yesterday.
  B: Oh, what are they like?
  A: They`re very friendly.
- A: What was the weather like when you were on holiday?
  B: Very nice.