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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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Hi there Chuva,


She's great isn't she! Welcome from Mozambique!


We hope you're enjoying your studies with us.


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


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Chuva
Monday at 11:34 PM
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Dear Alisha,

i like wacthing and singing video musics in Karaoke.

kind regards

Chuva

From Mozambique

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Hello Giang,


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Giang
Tuesday at 11:32 AM
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I like reading books, watching movies. Specially I really like learning English with Englishclass101.com!

Thank you so much!

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Hello Vamsi and Susan,


Thanks for taking the time to share with us and our students. 👍


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


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Vamsi
Sunday at 02:26 PM
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I like playing drums and watching You Tube for fun and one more thing is hanging out with my friends, and stuff like that.

Susan
Saturday at 10:08 PM
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I really like watching football match.

I like to listen music.

I like to eat Sandwish.

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Hello Francisco, Hla and Hoang,


Thanks for taking the time to write to us and for the positive feedback!


It's great to get to know our students a little bit.


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Francisco
Monday at 12:51 AM
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I like playing flight simulator in my homecockpit

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Sunday at 12:11 AM
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I really like doing exercise.

I kind of like watching movies.

I love to read short story.