Saying what you want to do
To talk about what you would like to do, use I would like to… or I want to…
I would like to meet him.
I would like to have a look at those photos.
I would like to talk to him about my problems.
I would like to discuss this issue with them.
I would like to invite you all for dinner.
I want to go.
I want to take you out on a date.
I want to help him.
I want to leave by 4 this afternoon.
To talk about something that you do not want to do, use I don’t want to…
I don’t want to talk to him.
I don’t want to invite him to my party.
I don’t want to wear this dress to the party.
I don’t want to stay in this room.
If you really want to do something, use I would really like to… or I would love to…
I would really like to see your new paintings.
I would really like to visit Amsterdam.
I would really like to take a vacation.
I would really like to take some photos of the town.
I would love to go swimming in the sea.
I would prefer to
To say that you want to do one thing and not another, use I would prefer to…
I would prefer to see a female doctor.
I would prefer to go to the beach.
I would prefer to go to a super specialty hospital.
I need to…
To say that it is important for you to do something, use I need to…
I need to talk to the secretary.
I need to improve my English.
I need to buy a laptop.
I need to see a doctor.