While discussing the benefits of fruits in a class, a Filipino teacher said:
"In general, fruits are very good for health. Some people would like to eat bananas & some would like to eat oranges."
I would say the Filipino teacher was wrong. But I am not so sure.
I think "would like" should be used in specific situations & "like" in general situations.
You often eat oranges. You like oranges the most. So you said "I like oranges" (I like it most of the time)
But in a specific situation:
For example, you are currently in your friend's home. Your friend brought a banana & an orange to you. And you said "I would like to eat bananas". You could also say this to your friend: "Generally, I like oranges, but now I would like to eat bananas"
So "would like" should be used in specific situations & "like" in general situations, right?