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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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EnglishClass101.com Verified
Monday at 02:56 PM
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Hello Pablo,


Thanks for writing to us.

You can use the word 'really' in that way. 😄


You could also say "I really like playing tennis."


I hope this is helpful to you. 😄👍


Sincerely,

Éva

Team EnglishClass101.com

Pablo
Sunday at 12:27 PM
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I Have a question


Can I use "really" like this:


I Really like to play tennis.


Does it´s correct? Or, I just using verb+ing.

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Monday at 04:04 PM
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Hello Khalid and Myat,


Thanks for taking the time to post and share. 👍


@Khalid - We are happy for you to use this content to learn English with us! Please let us know how we can help you throughout the course.


@Myat - I love singing too! Thanks for sharing your new English language skills!


Please feel free to ask us any questions you have throughout your studies.


Sincerely,

Éva

Team EnglishClass101.com

Khalid Ekram
Monday at 07:39 AM
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Hi there

I want to ask you

Is there any problem?

If I used the information of these video

And post it in my English course by myself

Myat Shub
Thursday at 02:08 PM
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What do you do for fun?

I like to listen music!

What do you do in your free time?

I kind of like singing!

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Monday at 05:34 PM
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Hello Carlos,


Thanks for sharing!


It's great to have you studying with us, if you ever have any questions or need any help - let us know!


Sincerely,

Éva

Team EnglishClass101.com

Carlos
Friday at 02:21 PM
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What do you do for fun?

What do you do in your free time?


I like to play soccer.

I realy like playing soccer.

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Monday at 04:31 PM
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Hello Jingjing and Wint,


Thanks for taking the time to post and share your new skills. 👍


Please stay tuned, as we’re always updating new content on our website! 😄❤️️


Over and out!

Éva

Team EnglishClass101.com

Jingjing
Sunday at 11:25 PM
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what do you do for fun ?

I like watching movies .

I like to do home work.

I really like writing essay.

I like going out with my parents.

Wint Mo
Saturday at 05:18 PM
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What do you do in your free time?

I really like watching movies.

I like to read books.

I like singing songs.