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This week the ‘Thinking in English’ Community is talking about their hobbies!

Most people have at least one hobby. Hobbies are things that we do that bring us joy, relaxation, comfort, exercise, and engagement.

Some of us choose simple and affordable hobbies, some of us like big expensive ones, and some people even go down the road of turning a hobby into a job!

Here are 10 conversation questions to get you talking about spectator sports!

Conversation Questions: What Are Your Hobbies?!

1. What is your main hobby?

2. How much time do you get to spend on your hobbies?

3. How important is it for children to try different hobbies?

4. Which hobbies do you think are too expensive for most people?

5. What is your dream hobby?

6. How have your hobbies changed since you were younger?

7. Is it a good idea to make money from our hobbies?

8. Do people really need hobbies? Why or why not?

9. What is an affordable and accessible hobby that anyone could try?

10. “Hobbies are for people that don’t like what they’re doing.”

—  Stefan Sagmeister

What do you think of this quote?

Vocabulary List:

  • Hobby
    •  an activity that someone does for pleasure when they are not working
  • Expensive
    • costing a lot of money
  • Dream
    • the perfect house, job, etc., that you want more than any other
  • Affordable
    • not expensive, not costing a lot of money
  • Accessible
    • able to be reached, enjoyed or used or easily obtained by anyone
Fishing is a popular hobby.
Photo from Lum3n on
Many people save up to buy their dream house.
Photo from Binyamin Mellish on

Model Answers:

B1 (Intermediate) Model Answers


  • Canvas
    • a piece of this cloth used by artists for painting on, usually with oil paints, or the painting itself
  • Express
    • to show a feeling, emotion, opinion, or fact
  • Landscape
    • a view or picture of the countryside, or the art of making such pictures
  • Rare
    • not common or frequent; very unusual
  • Maintain
    • to continue to have; to keep in existence, or not allow to become less
  • Equipment
    • the set of necessary tools, clothing, etc. for a particular purpose
  • Passionate
    • having very strong feelings or emotions
  • Treat
    • a type of food that is eaten in addition to your usual meals, usually something sweet
  • Income
    • money that is earned from doing work
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B2 (Upper Intermediate) Model Answers


  • Schedule
    • a list of planned activities or things to be done showing the times or dates when they are intended to happen or be done
  • Dedicate
    •  to give your energy, time, etc. to a certain thing or activity
  • Explore
    • To search, discover, study, learn about something new
  • Diverse
    • including many different types of people or things
  • Save Up
    • to keep money so that you can buy something with it in the future
  • Like-minded
    • People who share the same opinions, ideas, or interests
  • Fulfilment
    • a feeling of happiness because you are doing what you intended to do in life
  • Essential
    • necessary or needed
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C1 (Advanced Level) Model Answers


  • Various
    • many different
  • Discover
    • to find information, a place, or an object, especially for the first time
  • Discipline
    • the ability to control yourself or other people, even in difficult situations
  • Broaden one’s horizons
    • to increase the range of things that someone knows about or has experienced
  • Evolve
    • to develop gradually, or to cause something or someone to develop gradually
  • Minimal
    • to develop gradually, or to cause something or someone to develop gradually
  • Appropriate
    • suitable or right for a particular situation or occasion
  • Trail
    • a path through a countryside, mountain, or forest area, often made or used for a particular purpose
  • Suitable
    • acceptable or right for someone or something
  • Inclusive
    • tries to include many different types of people and treat them all fairly and equally
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By Thomas Brock

Hi I'm Thomas and I'm an English language teacher and editor. I teach English to adults from all over the world. I focus on written English and on conversational English. I also edit written English in a number of different fields and areas. When I'm not teaching I'm travelling as much as I can, cooking new dishes, and trying hard to play and watch sports.

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