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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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Language level

Pre-intermediate: A2

Comments

I'm always really tired too, because I'm recently working a lot!

I really don't have much free time, but when I can I like watching tourism videos on Youtube. Also, I try to improve my English.

When I am not working, I read books, I watch TV, or I learn something new like what I am doing now: learning English.

Lots of things. Reading novels, listening to Music, watching tv series or solving puzzles are my favourite leisure time hobbies.

When I'm not working I watch movies, read books and I do exercise.

I usually watch YouTube videos about personal finance and motivation.Sometimes, I use Facebook and chat with my friends.

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.

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