Basic English Quiz

"Hobbies"

Pre-Listening Exercise

Outside of school and work, many people enjoy spending their free time on their hobbies or other recreation activities. Hobbies can provide ways to develop our talents, relieve stress, and even get exercise.

Listening Exercise

Listen to the recording and choose the activity for each sentence. Then, review the script to this listening activity at the bottom of the page.

1. I like to ________ in the ________ with my ________.

I like to walk in the mountains with my dog. (hiking)

2. My dad _______ twice a week.

My dad goes to the city pool twice a week. (swimming)

3. He _________ to get exercise.

He rides his bike to work because it is a good way to get exercise. (cycling)

4. She usually uses _________.

She usually uses watercolors in her artwork. (painting)

5. They went to the lake ________.

They went to the lake to see if they could see any wild ducks. (bird watching)

6. How about getting out the board _______?

How about getting out the board and pieces so we can play? (chess)

7. ___________.

He hit his ball into the water. (golf)

8. ____________.

She loves to plant flowers and vegetables in the spring. (gardening)

9. ____________.

I checked out three very interesting books from the library. (reading)

10. ____________.

You really take beautiful pictures with that camera. (photography)

Post-Listening Exercise

Discuss two things you like to do in your free time and why you choose these activities. How often do you do them? Are there any unique hobbies or sports people do in your culture that you might not find in other countries?

Listening Script

  1. I like to walk in the mountains with my dog. (hiking)
  2. My dad goes to the city pool twice a week. (swimming)
  3. He rides his bike to work because it is a good way to get exercise. (bicycling)
  4. She usually uses watercolors in her artwork. (painting)
  5. They went to the lake to see if they could see any wild ducks. (bird watching)
  6. How about getting out the board and pieces so we can play? (chess)
  7. He hit his ball into the water. (golf)
  8. She loves to plant flowers and vegetables in the spring. (gardening)
  9. I checked out three very interesting books from the library. (reading)
  10. You really take beautiful pictures with that camera. (photography)