Easy Conversation Topics: Hobbies

How do we speak about the things that we like to do in our spare time?

There are some topics that often come up in conversation. Hobbies and interests is one of them. This topic is also useful if you are taking the IELTS exam as it is a common subject in Part 1 of the speaking test.

  • When I have spare time I......

  • When I get time, I.....

  • At the weekends I.....

  • I like.....+ ing - used for talking in general Eg I like doing yoga.

  • I like to...+infinitive - used to talk about things in more detail Eg I like to do yoga in the mornings before work.

  • I'm ( really) into.....( noun/gerund)

  • I'm interested in...( noun/gerund)

  • I (absolutely) love.......( noun/gerund)

If you want to add some detail ( you should if you are answering questions for IELTS) you can say why you like/do this.

I really like doing yoga because.....it helps me to relax/ keeps me fit/ I have met lots of new people etc


How to ask someone about their hobbies/interests

  • What do you get up to in your spare time?

  • Do you have any hobbies?

  • What do you do to relax?

  • What do you like to do when you are not working?

  • What are you into?

So, I'm really into football and support a British team called West Ham. When I get time I like to go running. I love reading and watching films. How about you? What are you into? Any questions? Contact me here.