Interests

Here are some English phrases which will be useful when talking about your hobbies and interests.

Talking about things you like

what do you like doing in your spare time?
I like …
watching TV
listening to music
walking
jogging
I quite like …
cooking
playing chess
yoga
I really like …
swimming
dancing
I love …
the theatre
the cinema
going out
clubbing
I enjoy travelling

Talking about things you dislike

I don't like …
pubs
noisy bars
nightclubs
I hate …
shopping
I can't stand …
football

Other ways of discussing interests

I'm interested in …
photography
history
languages
I read a lot
have you read any good books lately?
have you seen any good films recently?

Sport

do you play any sports?
yes, I play …
football
tennis
golf
I'm a member of a gym
no, I'm not particularly sporty
I like watching football
which team do you support?
I support …
Manchester United
Chelsea
I'm not interested in football

Music

do you play any instruments?
yes, I play …
the guitar
yes, I've played the piano for … years
five
I'm learning to play …
the violin
I'm in a band
I sing in a choir
what sort of music do you like?
what sort of music do you listen to?
pop
rock
dance
classical
anything, really
lots of different stuff
have you got any favourite bands?
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