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Leisure activities

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 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 neverbunjy jumping.

Show answer been


2. Almost everybodythe internet in their free time.

Show answer surfs


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

Show answer went


4. My grandmother oftensome knitting in her free time.

Show answer does


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

Show answer watching


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

Show answer doing


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

Show answer doing


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

Show answer done


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

Show answer go


10. Kevincomputer games all day long at the weekend.

Show answer plays


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