Here are some different ways to talk about your hobbies and interests to slip into conversation in speaking exams to earn extra points.
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|I like …………………………..||I’m keen on / fond of……………………….|
|I like / enjoy + action
I like swimming.
I enjoy playing the guitar.
I like travelling.
|I’m a keen / avid + noun
I’m a keen swimmer.
I’m an avid guitarist.
I’m an avid traveller.
|I like reading.||I’m a (bit of a) bookworm.
I’m an avid reader
|I like / am interested in cinema / music / history / art / etc.||I’m a (bit of a) film / music / history / art buff.|
|I like computers.||I’m a (bit of a) computer geek.|
|I like shopping.||I’m a (bit of a) shopaholic.|
|I work a lot.||I’m a (bit of a) workaholic.|
|I like dangerous sports||I’m a bit of a risk taker / adrenalin junky / daredevil.|
|I like relaxing at the weekend.||I like to recharge my batteries at the weekend.
I like to get away from the hustle and bustle of my job / school / the city.
|I can’t remember the word for…..||The word is on the tip of my tongue
The word escapes me at the moment but….
|I’m addicted to (chocolate, a television series)||I’m hooked on|
|(Girls) I like shopping, make-up, fashion and romantic comedies.||I’m a (bit of a) girly girl.|
|(Boys) I like sport, beer, and women.||I’m a (bit of a) man’s man.|
|I’m very fit.||I’m in tip top condition.|
|I don’t drink alcohol||I’m teetotal.|
|I am / was very good at school.||I am / was a teacher’s pet / top of my class at school.|
|I need English for my course / job.||English is a requirement of my course / job.|
|I need English for my career||If you want to get ahead in life you need English.|
|I’ve been studying English for a long time.||I’ve been studying English for ages.
I’ve been studying English for as long as I can remember.
|I speak English every day at Uni / work.||English is an essential / key part of my everyday life.|