What’s Your Hobby?

General English, Speaking Lessons
A1 Beginner
Verbs of Likes and Dislikes + ing
Grammar, Speaking, Vocabulary
Lesson ID
Lesson Time
45 minutes
Screenshot of a beginner's English lesson for adults about indoor and outdoor hobbies, focusing on expressing likes and dislike

Lesson Description

Time flies when you’re having fun! In this lesson, students will learn about various indoor and outdoor hobbies. This lesson features audio of a person talking about different activities they enjoy doing in their free time. Students will also learn and practice ways to express likes and dislikes with “ing” and vocabulary relating to this topic. This lesson includes plenty of engaging discussion activities and worksheets that have been developed for adult and teenage learners.

Lesson Objectives

  • To discuss various indoor and outdoor hobbies

  • To learn and practice ways to express likes and dislikes with “ing” 

  • To develop speaking and listening skills

  • To learn and use new vocabulary relating to the topic


Listen to the audio about various types of hobbies. Some people like being active and spending time swimming, hiking, or playing sports outdoors . And then there are other people who enjoy playing cards or cooking at home . This man explains his love for hitting the books and catching some rays!

Audio Transcript

Vocabulary and Pronunciation

company [noun]: an organization that sells goods or services
hiking [noun]: a long walk especially for pleasure or exercise
social [adjective]: relating to activities in which you meet and spend time with other people
outdoor [adjective]: of or relating to happening outside, not in a building
indoor [adjective]: of or relating to happening inside a building
mind [verb]: to be annoyed or worried by something
clubbing [noun]: the activity of going out dancing in clubs
hobby [noun]: an activity that someone does for pleasure in their free time
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