"Would rather" is used to show a preference for one thing over another. What do you want to do today, go to the beach or go to work? I would rather go to the beach. Or, I'd rather go to the beach. In this ESL how to video you will learn the use of the phrase "would rather" in English. You will also learn how to construct the contraction of "would rather." Watch this how to video and you will be speaking English in no time.