Learn English – Asking About Hobbies, What do you do for fun?

Welcome to EnglishClass101.com’s “English
in Three Minutes”. The fastest, easiest, and most fun way to learn English. Hey everyone, Alisha here! In this series, we’re going to learn some
easy ways to ask and answer common questions in English. It’s really useful, and it only
takes three minutes! In this lesson, you’re going to learn how
to ask what someone’s hobbies are – without using the word “hobbies”! You’ve probably seen the question, “Do
you have any hobbies?”, or “What are your hobbies?” in an English textbook before. However, native English speakers almost never
use the word “hobbies” when asking about them! A much more natural way to ask the same question is: “What do you do for fun?” Let’s practice this question. “What do you do for fun?” “What do you do for fun?” You can also ask: “What do you do in your free time?” “What do you do in your free time?” So how would you answer this question? Let’s
look at how native speakers would do it! The easiest way is to say: “I like to…” or just “I like…”
followed by what you like to do. For example, if you like watching movies,
you could say: “I like to watch movies.” or “I like watching movies.” “I like to watch movies.” or “I like watching movies.” And if you like golf, you could say: “I like to play golf” or “I like playing golf”. “I like to play golf” or “I like playing golf.” You can emphasize how much you like your hobby
by adding a word like “really” in front of “like”. For example: “I really like watching movies.” On the other hand, if you want to play down
how much you like something, you can say “kind of”. For example: “I kind of like playing tennis.” Now it’s time for Alisha’s Advice! If you don’t have any special hobbies, or
don’t want to be specific, a good way to reply is: “I like hanging out with my friends,
and stuff like that.” “I like hanging out with my friends,
and stuff like that.” Just use “I like…” and add “hanging out with my friends”,
and then add: “and stuff like that.” How do you answer the question: Where you
from? It doesn’t even have a verb! We’ll cover this and more in the next English in
3 minutes lesson. See you next time!

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  1. I like watching you Alisha, you look like a very nice and smiling person, this is why I like you. And besides I learn english by doing this

  2. Hi,Alicia! I'd like to ask you if the "ing" form of the verbs is interchangeable with the infinitive form. Are both correct English? Thank you for your videos. They are great!

  3. hi Alisha my name is juimar i m going to learn inglish as your,hope that cames be.I need your help.thanks for these videos,see you my new theacher thanks so much!!!!!

  4. They are usually interchangeable.

    Here is an example:
    "I like swimming." and "I like to swim."

    Sometimes they aren't interchangeable though. For example, you can say "I am swimming", but you cannot say "I am to swim."

    Sometimes, the ability to interchange depends on the word. For example, you can say either "I am going swimming" or "I am going to swim", but you cannot say "I am going eating." Instead you would say "I am going to eat." These exceptions pretty much just have to be learned.

  5. Thank you so much, Alisha. Your lessons are very useful. English is my second languege and it's very very useful in the world.

  6. hello my teacher how are u ? i hope u are good . could u add a new videos ? i need a lot of ur videos ur way very easy and 1 can understand u very well . thank  u so much and ur channel very helpful

  7. what about:what do you do in your spare time??  / what's your favorite passtime??
    I really liked the answer: I like hanging out with my friends and stuff like that.. 😀

  8. hi teacher thanks for your video  this is very helpful video for the biginners    what is the different between I like to watch movies and I like watching movies

  9. – What do you do in your free time??
    – I like hanging out with my friend and stuff like that.

    🙂 Thank you so much!

  10. Now I'm delighted to listen to your videos! Your voice is so clear!! YOur material is gonna help more people to learn Englsh in a more natural way!

  11. Technically, "where are you from" does have a verb. "Are" still is a verb, but a linking verb, not an action verb.

  12. Alisha I love you!!! Although, I can speak intermediate Eng. I couldn't differentiate the indirect way of speaking from the direct, plus a polite way to say something. But throughout your videos, I could improve thanks!

  13. Hi Alisha, I love you, please come here and make me happy… greetings from PANAMA city. I will try your PREMIUM MEMBER maybe I learn to speak fluency english. Thanks for doing this in favor of education.. Congratulations !!!!!!!

  14. Thanks for your lessons. they´re all really helpful, i wonder if you´d mind me using your aterial for my online course. (I will onlyu share the video, never download) thanks

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