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.

Instructions

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

Transcript

Ana: Hi! I'm Ana. Welcome to What to Say

Do you know what to say when you talk about your personal interests? Listen out for useful language for talking about personal interests. Then, we'll practise saying the new phrases – after this.

 

Emir: Hi, Paul. I made you a cup of tea. Just how you like it, milk and two sugars.

Paul: Oh, thanks, Emir.

Emir: You're welcome. So what do you do when you're not working?

Paul: Oh, umm, not much. I'm always really tired in the evenings and at weekends.

Emir: Haven't you got any hobbies?

Paul: Well, I've recently started doing meditation.

Emir: I didn't know you did meditation. I do too!

Paul: Oh, right. So, um, how often do you practise? 

Emir: Most mornings usually, but if it's really busy, then sometimes it's hard to find time. 

Paul: Yeah, I know what you mean. I normally meditate once or twice a week. I never have enough time to do it more than that.

Emir: What are you doing now?

Paul: Nothing much, just drinking my tea … 

 

Ana: Hello again! Now that's something you don't see in the office every day! So, did you notice the useful phrases used for talking about your personal interests? Listen to me and then repeat.

 

What do you do when you're not working?

I didn't know you did meditation.

I do too!

How often do you practise?

Most mornings, usually.

Sometimes it's hard to find time.

I normally meditate once or twice a week.

I never have enough time.

 

Ana: Try and use some of these phrases the next time you talk about your personal interests in English. Bye for now! 

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Average: 3 (4 votes)

Submitted by nicoljuliana1212 on Mon, 31/10/2022 - 14:02

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I love to read and I take care of riding a horse

Submitted by paulavilloria2 on Sun, 30/10/2022 - 23:37

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I don't like to meditate, but I prefer to do other things to feel good about myself

Submitted by promalex2022 on Sun, 30/10/2022 - 23:23

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I like to read mysteries, I am a bit messy with my time, so it is difficult for me to find time to read or draw, which are the things I enjoy the most

Submitted by itzelber06 on Sun, 30/10/2022 - 23:22

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I like read and watch movies sometimes and i have hobbies like dancing learning english
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Submitted by luzrojas0513 on Sun, 30/10/2022 - 23:07

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I don't really practice meditation since I don't have much free time, but as a hobby I am quite entertained by cooking and baking, reading and watching series, I like to give myself time to do skincare and get ready. It relax me

Submitted by Andres Martine… on Sun, 30/10/2022 - 22:20

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I like to learn new things, especially things about chemistry, physics and mathematics, among my hobbies I used to play the violin, skate in a professional team or give classes on some school subjects, I like to play video games and go out with my friendsI like to learn new things, especially things about chemistry, physics and mathematics, among my hobbies I used to play the violin, skate in a professional team or give classes on some school subjects, I like to play video games and go out with my friends

Submitted by Federico A on Sun, 30/10/2022 - 21:53

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Hi, I like the math and I want to be car designer, I like watch tv and dance but sometimes i go camping, my favorite part is look the stars and identify constelations.

Submitted by SofiaCastellanos on Fri, 28/10/2022 - 20:37

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I like play piano in my house ando violin in the orchesta of batuta meta. . y do exercise in the gym and dance. I some times meditate in the morning because this activity help my relax mentally and physically

Submitted by Cinthiaaaaa on Sun, 04/09/2022 - 02:15

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I meditate too, like Emir and Paul. I do exersice, i like whatch series...

I sometimes meditate like Emir and Paul, because I have almost no time. . I do exercise in the gym, or some times almost always i like practice dance choreography. I like play piano in my house and violin in the orchesta of Batuta meta.