Background

Talking about free time activities may help students find mutual interests and inspire them to look for ways to practise these activities in the nearby society.

Starter

06 'Free time!' Song (Hobbies + Pastimes) English on Tour - YouTube

06 ‘Free time!’ Song (Hobbies + Pastimes) English on Tour – YouTube (2:07)https://youtu.be/tzFESmpc6moIn this song we’ll look at things we can do in our free time. Sing along with and watch the catchy ‘Free time!’ song.

 

Unusual Hobbies & Interests Vocabulary - YouTube

Unusual Hobbies & Interests Vocabulary – YouTube (1:33) https://youtu.be/ihfzda_dNOEWith words on the screen read out loud

 

Viewing

[Real English] 16 What is your hobby? (취미가 뭐예요?) - YouTube

[Real English] 16 What is your hobby? – YouTube (2:42) https://youtu.be/exsaT4HrbhAA street interview

 

10 MOST DANGEROUS HOBBIES IN THE WORLD - YouTube

10 MOST DANGEROUS HOBBIES IN THE WORLD – YouTube (2:34) https://youtu.be/1iHcuvWbPAcThese dangerous hobbies ranked according to how deadly they are, according to statistics. Pictures with text, music background

 

Learning English Activities And Hobbies - YouTube

Six scenes, then some of them again slowly and once again with subtitles. Some vocabulary and focus on form, too.

 

Vocabulary

8 fun things to do Listen or read. Click on Print for a handout

English Words for Hobbies and Interests - Vocabulary List with Pictures

English Words for Hobbies and Interests – Vocabulary List with Pictureshttp://www.esolcourses.com/content/topics/hobbies/english-words-for-hobbies.htmlPictionary and activities to practise the words

 

Hobbies and Recreationhttp://www.esl-lab.com/vocab/v-hobbies.htmHaving a hobby is a great way to relax and enjoy your free time, Listen to 20 hobby words

 

Free Time: Sports and Hobbies - YouTube

Free Time: Sports and Hobbies – YouTubehttps://youtu.be/DXcbKu8w8-gSports and Hobbies. Pictures with words, music background.

 

Recreation: What do you like doing in your free time? (Hobbies) - YouTube

Hobbies with “I like … in my free time”

 

Hobbies ESL Printable Worksheets and Exercises

Hobbies ESL Printable Worksheets and Exerciseshttp://www.englishwsheets.com/hobbies.htmlPictionary and matching exercise to download
ESL Hobbies.wmv - YouTube

ESL Hobbies.wmv – YouTube (1:40) https://youtu.be/S44g_dE837MSome popular hobbies are presented in this clip. Sentences about hobbies with audio

 

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

A1.2. Learn English – Asking About Hobbies, What do you do for fun? – YouTube (3:22)https://youtu.be/nMFrC3UGtekIn this lesson, you’ll learn how to ask and answer “Do you have any hobbies?” in English.

 

Lesson Plans

HOBBIES (Like/Love/Hate)http://chagall-col.spip.ac-rouen.fr/IMG/didapages/hobbies/index.html
An interactive book to work with on IWB or 1:1 (2:1)

 

Recreation Lesson for ESL Students

Recreation Lesson for ESL Studentshttp://www.elcivics.com/recreation_esl_1.htmlRead short sentences about leisure time, several worksheets available

 

Game

Freetime Mime

Free Time Mimehttp://www.teach-this.com/images/resources/free-time-mime.pdf
Cut the handout into cards and give one to a student to mime. The others guess the hobby

 

Listening

Learn English Conversation Unit 11 Hobbies - YouTube

Dialogue about hobbies

 

Talking about Hobbies in English - English Phrases for Hobbies - Easy Way to Learn English Fast - YouTube

Talking about Hobbies in English – English Phrases for Hobbies – Easy Way to Learn English Fast – YouTube (3:00) https://youtu.be/OmxAQZoWbqUEveryone needs a hobby. Several dialogues about hobbies

 

Hobbies

Hobbieshttp://www.esl-lab.com/eslbasic/hobbies-1.htmOutside of school and work, many people enjoy spending their free time on their hobbies or other recreation activities. Listening Comprehension task

 

English listening

English listeninghttp://www.tolearnenglish.com/free/audio/2g.phpPeter’s hobbies A short Listening Comprehension task

 

Students - Hobbies and Interests - YouTube

Students – Hobbies and Interests – YouTube (2:26) https://youtu.be/Qkxj2RslljcTry to catch some of the hobbies that these British people have. Listen several times

A Card Game Listen/Read/Learn the dialogue about learning to play a game

Reading

It’s fun to skate, Jim has a hobby, Go to a leisure centre Click on Print to get to the handout. Listen, read and study the texts
Piano Player A reading/listening text about the piano

Speaking

What do You Enjoy Doing? Download the handout and let students ask each other

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