10 idioms and expressions to talk about your free time in english

by Oli Redman on September 10, năm trước , No comments
In this lesson, you can learn how to lớn talk about your không tính tiền time. What vị you like doing in your không tính tiền time? vị you have any interesting hobbies? Talking about không tính phí time và hobbies is a good way to start a conversation, or find things in common when you speak khổng lồ others in English. By the end of this lesson, you’ll be able to lớn talk naturally & clearly about your không lấy phí time và hobbies.

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You can see that our answers are getting more detailed. Whenever you speak, you should try to địa chỉ details khổng lồ your ideas like this. It will make your English sound more natural và more interesting.

What about you? Can you địa chỉ some details lượt thích these khổng lồ your ideas? Pause the clip and make some sentences to practise.

5. Giving Background lớn Your Hobbies

If you have an interesting hobby, you could say more about when và why you started doing it.

I started playing tennis when I was ten.I’ve been learning to lớn paint for six months now.I decided to bởi yoga because I wanted khổng lồ get healthy.My friend got me into climbing.

In the last sentence, my friend got me into… means that your friend introduced an activity lớn you, & now you like it.

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What can you say about your hobby? Can you use some of these phrases khổng lồ talk about yourself?

I started ________ when I was ________.I’ve been ________ for ________.I decided lớn ________ because I wanted to lớn ________.________ got me into ________.6. Describing Your Hobbies

Finally, let’s look at how you can địa chỉ some descriptive words to say why you vì or don’t enjoy something. For example:

I like climbing because it’s really exciting.I love doing yoga because it’s relaxing.I really like writing stories, because it’s creative và I like using my imagination.

You can also use negative adjectives to talk about things you don’t like. For example:

I don’t lượt thích going jogging because it’s tiring.I hate watching TV. I find it boring.I’ve been trying to learn to lớn paint, but it’s too hard.

Why vày you like your hobbies? What do you dislike doing in your không lấy phí time, and why? Try to lớn find some adjectives to lớn describe your hobbies.

7. Your Turn to Speak!

Now, let’s try using everything we’ve learned lớn make a longer answer.

For example:

I really lượt thích playing tennis. I play every weekend at the park near my house. Sometimes I play with my brother, or sometimes with a friend. My brother got me into it, because he loves sports & he needed someone to play with. I didn’t like it at first, because it was hard and I lost all the time, but now I enjoy it, especially when I beat my brother!

Let’s look at one more sample answer:

I love taking photos. Once or twice a month, I go to lớn different areas of the city and look for interesting pictures khổng lồ take. I’ve been interested in photography since I was young, when my dad got me a camera for my birthday. I lượt thích it because it’s creative & I can express myself through my pictures. Anyone can use a camera, but you need to use your imagination khổng lồ find good pictures.

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Now, can you talk about your không lấy phí time?

What vì chưng you like?Where bởi vì you go, & how often?When và why did you start doing your hobby?Why vì you like it?

Try lớn talk for at least 30 seconds, và give lots of details!

We hope you enjoyed this lesson from Oxford Online English! Are you preparing for an upcoming speaking exam? Continue practicing with our other spoken English lessons.