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Talking about personal interests

In this video, Emir asks Paul about his hobbies. Listen to the language they use for talking about personal interests and practise saying the useful phrases.

Do the preparation exercise first. Then watch the video and do the exercises to check your understanding and practise the language.

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Pre-intermediate: A2

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Emir: I didn't know you did meditation.
Task 3: I didn't know you go swimming.

Could you explain why in the first sentence Emir used "you did meditation" instead of "you do meditation", please? Are they both correct?

Thanks

Hello SNM,

Both 'do' and 'did' are possible here. 'Do' makes it clear that the person does mediation now (in the present), while 'did' is more ambiguous: it could refer only to mediation in the past or it could mean that the person still does meditation now.

Similarly, in the second sentence 'went' could be used in place of 'go'.

 

Peter

The LearnEnglish Team 

I wake up after the sun rises and prepare my healthy breakfast then do aerobic exercise that makes me happy and active on all day because it helps lungs to breathe better and take a suitable amount of oxygen.

I wake up early and prepare my healthy breakfast then I began aerobic exercise It makes me happy at all the day because it helps the lungs to breathe better and gives them a suitable amount oxygen also I can be fitness.

I watch TV, listen to music sometimes I read some books and climb the hills. I do this most evenings and nights because I never have enough time more than that. How about you? I watch TV once or twice a day, especially at weekends.

I read some interesting books and listen English songs. But mostly, I learn about English from British council. Thanks for posting useful videos. They are very interesting and useful for my four skills.

I can spend my spare time usefully. So I read the books and I listen to the song. Sometimes, I occupy my leisure time in the garden.

ı am usually read a book and play games when ı am not workıng !

I normally play football with my son and watch the movies or series in Netflix with my wife. The Sunday go to the church.

I would like to spend time with family and friends when i am free.

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