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Tuesday, 28 December  2004   Hobbies

Hobbies are things you do just for fun. We asked some students about their hobbies to demonstrate how we talk about these things.



SAM: I love music. I love to play the guitar and I play soccer and I just generally love to be around my friends and just have a good time.

JASMINE: Ah my hobbies well, first of all I sing for the choir, for the university choir which is a really good thing to do, like relaxation and all that stuff and I play badminton as well, down at Lockleys so it's good.

JUSTIN: I like to surf and rock climb.

SUSAN: I coach netball and I umpire netball.

How often do they do their different hobbies?

JASMINE: Twice a week. Yeah it's cool

JUSTIN: Probably once a fortnight and in all the holidays.

And rock climbing? How often do you do that?

JUSTIN: Probably once a fortnight.

SUSAN: Every week. Sometimes twice.

multiple choice quiz

story notes
love
Notice that the present tense is used.

This is common when talking about hobbies, or things you like to spend time doing.

play
Notice that the present tense is used.

This is common when talking about hobbies, or things you like to spend time doing.


hobbies
A hobby is something people do for fun.

Notice that it is spelt with ies ( hobbies) when it is a plural.



sing
Notice that the present tense is used.

This is common when talking about hobbies, or things you like to spend time doing.


like to surf
Notice that the present tense is used.

This is common when talking about hobbies, or things you like to spend time doing.


coach
Notice that the present tense is used.

This is common when talking about hobbies, or things you like to spend time doing.

twice
two times


once
one time


fortnight
two weeks

How often
Often is an adverb meaning many times.

How often?
asks about the number of times that you do something.

You answer by using adverbs of frequency, the subject of today's spotlight.



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spotlight

How often?

Here are some words we use to tell people how often or how frequently we do things.

How often do you go to the cinema?
occasionally; not very often
occasionally; not very often


How often do you go swimming?
seldom; rarely; hardly ever
seldom; rarely; hardly ever

How often do you exercise?
seldom; rarely; hardly ever
sometimes


How often do you watch TV?
seldom; rarely; hardly ever
always; everyday

How often do you go fishing?
seldom; rarely; hardly ever
never

How often do you study?
seldom; rarely; hardly ever
fairly often; quite often

 

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