Leisure activities

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This vocabulary page is a little different to the normal pages as it focuses on collocations – that is, the words that are put together (in this case the grammar and the activity).

For example, easy marks are commonly lost in the speaking test for simple errors like ‘I like to go to shopping’ or ‘I enjoy playing yoga’.

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

Verb + gerund

Verb + noun

go swimming

go to the cinema

go bungy 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 neverbunjy jumping.

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been

 

2. Almost everybodythe internet in their free time.

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surfs

 

3. Bill needed some fresh air so hefor a walk.

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went

 

4. My grandmother oftensome 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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