Talking about hobbies and interests

Talking about hobbies and interests in English is a very common topic. What do you do in your free time? Leisure activities are the things you can do when you have free time, like reading a book or listening to music.

In this lesson we will look at:

  • verb + gerund (e.g. go swimming)
  • verb + noun (e.g. go to the cinema)

Look at the lists below of a few common leisure activities and then do the exercises.

Verb + gerund

Verb + noun

 go swimming

go to the cinema

go bunjy jumping

play computer games

go kayaking

do yoga

go shopping

play table tennis

do gardening

surf the internet

do  knitting

play cards

do drawing

go for a walk

do juggling

watch television

Choose the correct verb to complete the sentence.
1. I have been to Queenstown many times but I have never    bunjy jumping.

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  been

2. Almost everybody   the internet in their free time.

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  surfs

3. Bill needed some fresh air so he   for a walk.

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  went

4. My grandmother often   some knitting in her free time.

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  does

5. Let’s rent a DVD tonight I’m tired oftelevision.

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watching

6. Jenny has beenyoga for 2 years now, she is very fit.

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doing

7. John was in the middle ofhis juggling act when he fell over.

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doing

8. We haven’tthe gardening for a month, it’s very overgrown.

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done

9. It’s a beautiful day today, let’skayaking.

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go

10. Kevincomputer games all day long at the weekend.

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plays
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