The most common phrases to express preferences in English are as follows:
F: “I tend to prefer -ing… to -ing… ” or “I tend to prefer X to Y”
e.g. I tend to prefer learning English to learning Spanish.
F: I’m (rather) more interested in X than Y
e.g. X= politics, Y= music, She is more interested in politics than music.
SF: I much prefer -ing… to … -ing
e.g. I much prefer singing to playing.
SF: -ing … appeals to me more than … – ing
e.g. Eating sandwiches appeals to me more than making them 🙂
I: I like X better than Y, or I like -ing better than -ing
e.g. I like chocolate better than biscuits. or I like painting better than drawing.
I: I prefer X to Y
e.g. I prefer Simon to George.