Everyone has a favorite movie, book, type of music, or food. Talking about these things with others is a great way to get to know them. Who knows, maybe you'll meet somebody that has the same interests as you?

Using the phrases below, you'll be able to both ask and talk about your favorite things. Check them out!

Asking about Favorites

Use the following phrases we've gathered for you to ask about somebody's favorite things. These questions are great conversation starters and can help you find more topics to talk about.
What is your favorite book?
 
Who is your favorite musician?
 
Which color do you like the most?
 
What is your favorite thing to do on weekends?
 
Do you prefer books or movies?
 
What kind of movies do you like the most?
 
What kind of music are you into?
 
 

Talking about Favorites

It's important to be able to talk about your own preferences as well. In the table below you'll find several phrases that can help you do this.
My favorite color is red.
 
The first movie is my favorite.
 
I like strategy games the most.
 
I really enjoy pop music.
 
I love soccer.
 
Hockey is the best.
 
I am obsessed with football at the moment!
 
I am all about roleplaying games.
 
I prefer metal music to pop music.
 
 

Answers to the Most Common Questions

What are the most essential English phrases that I need to know when talking about favorites?
  • What is your favorite book?
  • Which color do you like the most?
  • My favorite color is red.
  • I like strategy games the most.
  • Do you prefer books or movies?
  • What kind of movies do you like the most?
  • I love soccer.
  • I prefer metal music to pop music.
How do I ask about someone's favorite things?
There are a couple of ways to form questions that you can use to ask about someone's favorite things. For example:

What is your favorite + THING?
  • What is your favorite book?
  • What is your favorite movie?
  • What is your favorite sport?


Who is your favorite + PERSON?
  • Who is your favorite musician?
  • Who is your favorite author?
  • Who is your favorite athlete?


Which + THING + do you like the most?
  • Which color do you like the most?
  • Which book do you like the most?
  • Which movie do you like the most?


Do you prefer + THING or THING?
  • Do you prefer books or movies?
  • Do you prefer hockey or basketball?
  • Do you prefer reading or gaming?
How can I tell someone what my favorite things are?
Here are a few ways to talk about your own favorite things:

My favorite + THING + is + THING.
  • My favorite color is red.
  • My favorite movie is Deception.
  • My favorite book is Harry Potter.


THING + is my favorite.
  • The first movie is my favorite.
  • Her cat is my favorite.
  • The color blue is my favorite.


I like + THING + the most.
  • I like strategy games the most.
  • I like books the most.
  • I like baseball the most.


I really enjoy + THING.
  • I really enjoy pop music.
  • I really enjoy playing guitar.
  • I really enjoy cheeseburgers.


I love + THING.
  • I love soccer.
  • I love team games.
  • I love fantasy novels.


I prefer + THING + to + THING.
  • I prefer metal music to pop music.
  • I prefer racing games to strategy games.
  • I prefer chili to cheeseburgers.