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  • Hi everyone and welcome back to part six

  • of this beginner English phrases for conversation series.

  • Today's phrase is

  • 'What do you do in your free time?'

  • This question is asking about your hobbies.

  • It's not asking about your work.

  • It's asking what you normally like to do

  • when you're not working or when you're not studying

  • at school or university.

  • Some different ways to ask 'What do you do in your free time' are

  • 'What do you do when you have free time?'

  • What do you get up to in your free time?

  • Or 'Do you have any hobbies?'

  • So if someone asks you

  • 'What do you do in your free time', how can you answer?

  • Well there are two main ways to answer.

  • The first is by saying 'I like'

  • plus a verb plus ING.

  • For example, 'I like swimming.'

  • I like cooking.

  • I like going to the gym.

  • The second way is by saying

  • 'I like to' plus a verb.

  • For example, 'I like to swim.'

  • I like to cook.

  • I like to go to the gym.

  • So which way is better?

  • Both ways are correct.

  • For me, I like to say 'I like' plus a verb plus ING.

  • I think it's more natural and it's easier to say

  • because you don't have to add in the word 'to'.

  • But it's entirely up to you.

  • If you want to say you really like your hobby,

  • you can use the word 'love' instead of 'like'.

  • For example, 'I love swimming.'

  • I love cooking.

  • I love going to the gym.

  • And if you don't really have any hobbies,

  • you can say something like this.

  • I'm really busy with work

  • so I don't really have much time for any hobbies.

  • Now let's look at some common mistakes.

  • The first common mistake is when students say

  • 'I like to' plus a verb ING.

  • For example, 'I like to going shopping.'

  • This is incorrect.

  • To correct this, you need to say 'I like to go shopping'

  • or you can say 'I like going shopping.'

  • The second common mistake is when students say

  • 'What do you do when you have a free time?'

  • This sentence is incorrect

  • and we don't need an article here because

  • 'a free time' means just one time.

  • But we are talking about many times, not just one time.

  • To correct this sentence, you need to say

  • 'What do you do when you have free time?' No 'a'.

Hi everyone and welcome back to part six

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Beginner English Phrases For Conversation Part 6 (Beginner English Speaking Course And Practice)

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    nao 發佈於 2021 年 08 月 24 日
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