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Welcome to EnglishClass101.com’s “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’s really useful, and it only takes three minutes!
In this lesson, you’re 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?”
(slowly) “What do you do for fun?”
You can also ask:
“What do you do in your free time?”
(slowly) “What do you do in 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.”
(slow) “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”.
(low) “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 playing tennis.”
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 like hanging out with my friends, and stuff like that.”
(slow) “I like 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 from? It doesn’t even have a verb! We’ll cover this and more in the next English in 3 minutes lesson.
See you next time!

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Hello Hussein,


Loved reading some things about you and your life. Thanks for taking the time to share your new skills.


(You can say "I like to play piano" or "I like playing piano.")


If you ever have any questions, let us know! 😄


Sincerely,

Éva

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Hussein
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What do you do for fun ?

What do you do in your free time?

What do you do in your spare time?

I like to play piano or I like playing piano.

I think the answer of questions, like word conjugation or derivatives in English language. So we can say: my favourite hobbies in sports, such as football/ swimming/ volleyball/ Tennis/sailing/ Running/Jumping/etc...

My favourite reading can be: detective story/ plays/ movie story/ poems/ William Shakespeare's sonnets/ Beloved story by Tonnoy Morrison etc...................

Ultimately I think the answer of questions are opening up into your hobbies.

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Hello Arif and Thin,


I hope you are finding a lot of success with your studies with us!


Feel free to shoot through any questions you have throughout your studies.


With good wishes,

Éva

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Hello Thin and Arif,


Thank you both for sharing!! It's great to have you on board with us!


If you ever have any questions regarding your studies, please let me know.


Sincerely,

Éva

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Thin Htet
Sunday at 10:25 PM
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What do you do in your free time?

I like watching movies. And I kind of to cycle.

ARIF BABIKER MOHAMED YOUNIS
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Hello Ryan,


Thank you for posting! We hope you're enjoying your studies with us.


Feel free to shoot through any questions you have throughout your studies.


Cheers,

Éva

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Ryan Jeffrey
Wednesday at 01:40 PM
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What do you do in your free time ?

What do you do ?

I like to playing basketball and also i love to cooking.

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Hello Azeddine,


Thank you for your comment. 😇

Feel free to contact us if you have any questions.

We wish you good luck with your language studies.


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Azeddine
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what do you do for fun === I like play video games and watching movies and anime alot and I like hanging out with my friend and stuff like that you know