A2 · B1 · Vocabulary

Vocabulary quiz on hobbies and free time

What do you like doing in your free time? How do you unwind? I like going out on my mountain bike, but unfortunately, I don’t have as much time available as I would like. Another thing I’m getting more and more enthusiastic about is DIY. Yes, I really love changing  tacky old furniture into something completely different and unique. Hanging out with some friends having a beer and a laugh is another activity I like doing, but there are many others such as listening to music, reading  or escaping to the cinema every now and then; although many of the films on nowadays are not really  my cup of tea. You might agree with me if I say, that the only problem about having free time is not having enough of it, but there again, life isn’t perfect, is it?  🙂  What do you like doing? Here’s a vocabulary quiz for different hobbies. See if you can guess the word and after, think about which one suits you most?

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Intermediate B1 listening activity

Listening intermediate B1: Reading Gives you Super Powers

I remember that when I was a child, I loved reading. I still do and I sometimes wonder what other hobbies would I have taken up if I had been born in a different time when books were not as available as today. I remember going to the library in search of adventures, of different worlds on other planets, faraway lands from other times, or almost anything I could get hold of. I also remember the excitement of saving up my pocket money to get my weekly comic or a new book, and go off to somewhere quiet, mostly trying to dodge running some errand for my mum. Yep, I suppose I was some kind of ‘book worm’ and proud to say that  I still am…so I always feel a bit puzzled when somebody comes along and says that they don’t like reading…. 😦  or very, very happy when any of my students say that they enjoy it a lot and are even hooked on it.

I’ve used this really cute video created by Dav Pilkey for this listening activity about how ‘reading’ can improve our minds. I hope you enjoy it as much as I did.

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