Interested in ‘interest’
Posted by pakguru on March 27th, 2018 | 0 comments | collocation, grammar, IELTS, menarik, speaking, tertarik, vocabulary, writing
Admittedly some people may not interests in the arts.
OK so ‘interest’ is potentially a problematic word.
Let’s say I’m one of those people who like the arts, I like attending arts events, and I like going to galleries, etc. In this case I can say any of the following:
- I’m interested in the arts.
- S.o. + (not) to be + interested in + s.th./s.o.
- The arts interest me.
- S.th./S.o. + (doesn’t) interest(s) + s.o.
- I find the arts interesting.
- S.o. + (doesn’t) find(s) + s.th./s.o. + interesting
- The arts are interesting to me.
- S.th./S.o. + (not) to be + interesting + to + s.o.
Returning to our original example, we need:
- Admittedly some people may not be interested in the arts.
- Admittedly some people may not find the arts interesting.
- Admittedly the arts may not interest some people.
- Admittedly the arts may not be interesting to some people.
Try this practice activity:
I ________ photography.
- am interested in
- interested in
- interesting in
I ________ black and white photography especially ________.
Portraits in particular ________ greatly.
- interest me
- interesting me
Yes. Portraiture ________ the most ________ branch of photography ________.
- is..interesting..to me
- is..interesting..for me
- is..interested..to me
In speaking use the contraction – I’m.
Find + something/someone + (adverb) + interesting!
Something/someone + interests + me.
Something/someone + is + the most + interesting + thing/person + to + me