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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 Nikolay, Diego and Anwar,


Thanks for sharing your hobbies and your new understanding.


It's great to have such enthusiastic students.


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


Sincerely,

Éva

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Anwar
Wednesday at 06:05 PM
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I'll answer this question in four ways as you said, I really have some hobbies so that I will use the roles in my opinion.

1- I like to read books about policy.

I like reading books about policy.

2- I really like to drink coffee with my wife.

I really like drinking coffee with my wife.

3- I kind of like to walk in the evening.

I kind of like walking in the evening.

4- I hanging out with my friends and stuff like that.

Diego
Wednesday at 03:51 AM
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Hi

I’d like to play soccer with my friends, I’d like to go with my wife in a good restaurant and watching movies at the cinema.

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Tuesday at 08:23 AM
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Hello furkan,


Thank you for your message.

Feel free to contact us if you have any questions.

Good luck with your language studies!😇


Kind regards,

Levente

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Nikolay Nikolov
Monday at 05:06 AM
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Hello,

I really like playing football, and to watch movies

furkan
Monday at 01:01 AM
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hello there

I like reading a book and trekking.

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Thursday at 06:33 PM
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Hello Hajer and Ebtsam,


I love documentaries too! AS well as podcasts!


Thanks for taking the time to write to us.


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


Sincerely,

Éva

Team EnglishClass101.com

Hajer
Tuesday at 10:07 PM
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Hi

I like watching dicumantry, reading, and listening to bodcastes.

Ebtsam
Monday at 08:28 PM
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Hi, guys

I like reading and watching movies. I can't forget to mention that i like hanging out with my friends and stuff like that to be sincere.

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Thursday at 09:01 AM
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Hello Ara,


Thank you all 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

Team EnglishClass101.com