English Class Lesson 03 Asking Hobbies

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Welcome EnglishClass101.com video lesson English in three minutes. the fastest, easiest and most fun way to learn English. Hey everyone, Alisha here! In this series we’re going to learn some easy ways to ask and answer common questions in English. It is really useful and it only takes three minutes.

In this English video lesson you are going to learn how to ask what someone’s hobbies are, without using the word hobbies. You’ve probably seen the question “Do you have any hobbies” or “What are your hobbies” in an English textbook before. However native English speakers almost never use the word hobbies when asking about them.

A much more natural way to ask the same question is “What do you do for fun?” let’s practice this question. What do you do for fun”. You can also ask “What do you do when your free time” So, how would you answer this question? Let’s look at how native speakers would do it.

The easiest way is to say “I like to” or just “I like” followed by what you like to do. For example, if you like watching movies you could say “i like to watch movies” or  I like watching movies. And if you like golf, you could say “i like to play golf” or  “I like playing golf”

You can emphasize how much you like your hobby by adding a word like really in front of “like”. For example i really like watching movies. On the other hand, if you want to play down how much you like something, you can say “kind of”. For example “I kind of like playin tenis”.

Now it’s time for Alisha’s advice. If you don’t have any special hobbies or don’t want to be specific, a good way to reply is “i liked hanging out with my friends and stuff like that”. Just use “I like” and add “hanging out with my friends” and then add “and stuff like that”

How do you answer the question “Where you’re from”. It doesn’t even have a verb. We will cover this and more in the next Englishclass101 video English in three minutes lesson.

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  1. Abdullah Al Mamun on Fri, 13th Dec 2013 14:18
  2. Sir,
    I am Mamun from Bangladesh. By profession I am an English Teacher. I have completed MA in ELT. I really like your advice and apply in my class room and I downloaded your video clips. I have a school of English named Mamun’s. I teach Spoken English, Phonetics (American Accent) & Creative Writing and so on. Could you please help giving any book’s script or conversation sheet so that i can teach my students.
    Mamun
    Bangladesh

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