Hobby Questions


Using phrases, rather than just single words, to express frequency will impress the examiner. Instead of I occasionally play tennis, say I play tennis every now and again. Instead of I often take photos, try using this present continuous structure instead: I'm always taking photos.

And don't forget you can use these frequency phrases with any topic, not just with hobbies.

  • What do you like doing in your spare time?
  • Have you got a hobby? If so, what is it?
  • Is it an expensive hobby in your country?
  • What do teenagers like doing in your country?
  • What hobbies are usually expensive in your country?
  • What do you like about your hobby?
  • How much time do you spend on your hobby?
  • Is your hobby a common hobby in your country?
  • Are there any new hobbies that you would like to take up?
  • Have you ever been abroad?
  • What other countries have you visited?
  • Are there any countries you would like to visit?
  • What do you find interesting / difficult about travelling?
  • What is your preferred method of travel?
  • Who would you like most to go on holiday with?
  • What was the best / worst holiday you've ever had?
  • How would you like to travel around?
  • Are there any games / sports that you watch but don't play / do?
  • What games / sports do you play / do?
  • What games / sports are you good at?
  • Are there any activities that you hate? Why?
  • What games are not played much in your country?
  • Which sport is the most popular in your country?
  • Which sport is the most dangerous in your opinion?
  • Which game or sport requires the most strength?
  • Which sport has the biggest crowds in your country?
  • Would you prefer to go to the cinema or theatre?
  • How often do you go to the cinema?
  • Who's your favourite actor / actress? Why? What do you like about him / her?
  • Would you like to be an actor / actress? Why?
  • Do you like watching TV?
  • What's your favourite newspaper / magazine?
  • What do most people do at weekends in your country?
  • Would you prefer to stay home and relax or go out with friends at weekends? Why?
  • What do you usually do during most flights? Do you always eat the food they give you?
  • Is there anything about flying that frightens or worries you?
  • Would you like to have a sightseeing holiday? Where?
  • Why do most people go to seaside resorts?
  • Have you ever been in a boat when the sea was rough? Were you seasick?
  • Imagine you are on holiday, would you prefer to eat in a restaurant or have a picnic in the open air? Why?
  • Would you prefer to stay in a hotel or rent an apartment?
  • Would you prefer somewhere quite lively, or somewhere quiet? Why?
  • Would you prefer to stay in one place, or would you rather go to different places?
  • Are there any special places you like to go when you go out?
  • What indoor activities do you enjoy?
  • Do you watch much television? What do you like to watch on TV?
  • Do you like travelling? What interesting places have you visited?
  • What method of transport do you use most and why?

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