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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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Friday at 06:30 PM
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Tuesday at 09:59 PM
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Hello Lalo,


Thanks for taking the time to post and share. 👍


You can say "nothing special" after you answer with "I like hanging out with friends and stuff like that..." - it is casual, and shouldn't be offensive to anyone. It just means you don't have any outrageously unique or strange hobbies.


I hope this helps. 😄👍


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Éva

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Hi there Luz and Jeff,


A big thank you for your posts and the feedback!


If you ever have any questions, let us know!


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Éva

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Luz K Agosto Delgado
Saturday at 01:54 AM
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I like to hanging out whit my friends and I like Watching Movies.

Jeff
Friday at 09:17 PM
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Jeff: What do you do for fun?

Eason: I like to pay football. What do you do in your free time?

Jeff: I like watching TV.


I readly like paying football . I kind of like paying basketball.


Jeff: What do you do for fun?

Eason: I like singing, and stuff like that.

Jeff: Great!

Lalo
Friday at 05:40 AM
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Hi teachers:


Alisha says that if I don´t have any special hobbie, we can answer "I like hanging out with my friends and stuff like that", but I don´t know if I can answer "Nothing special"


Thank you!

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Tuesday at 09:38 AM
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Hello jambaldorj oyunerdene,


You are very very welcome. 😇❤️️ We were so happy to read your positive message!

Feel free to contact us if you have any questions.

We wish you good luck with your language studies.


Kind regards,

Levente

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jambaldorj oyunerdene
Sunday at 03:27 AM
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Hello Alisha I like to learning English, because, I want to speak English very well

Everyday I watch your English lesson, Thanks a lot of

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Saturday at 07:32 AM
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Hello Red Halaven,


Thank you for your comment. 😇

Feel free to contact us if you have any questions.

We wish you good luck with your language studies.


Kind regards,

Levente

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Red Halaven
Friday at 10:10 AM
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Good day!

My answers for this lessons.

I like reading psychology book.

I really like playing badminton.

I kind of like eating snack.

I like to watch Netflix.

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Hello DJERBOUA ASMAA,


Thank you so much for your positive message! 😇❤️️

Feel free to contact us if you have any questions.

We wish you good luck with your language studies.


Kind regards,

Levente

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