Passions & Hobbies – A Conversation & Vocab Class

Have you ever been asked about your passions and interests and felt like your mind went blank or that you didn’t know what to say?

Today in class with one of our teens, we looked at a few questions you can ask yourself that could help you discover what you are passionate about. We watched a Youtube video by ‘Charisma on Command’ which gave us the following questions:

  • What makes you lose track of time?
  • What activities in your life do you choose to spend money on?
  • Where do you fear judgement from other people? This could mean that you care about this activity a lot.

We watched another video on Youtube by ‘Learn English’ with ‘Let’s Talk’ which explored a few ways of asking someone about their hobbies, passions and interests and some possible replies if you are asked the same question. These are really useful tools when you are making conversation with someone or meeting them for the first time.

  • What do you do in your free time?
    Answer: I spend a lot of time… + gerund    eg: I spend a lot of time gardening.
  • What do you like doing?
    Answer: I love/like… + noun/gerund          eg: I love football. / I love watching and playing football!
  • What sort of hobbies do you have?
    Answer: I’m really into… + noun/gerund   eg: I’m really into dancing.

This is a snippet of one of our personalised classes, this one focused on conversation and grammar and vocabulary skills with one of our intermediate teenage students, given by one of our creative online teachers – Teacher Jessica.


1. Hobby: An activity done regularly in one’s leisure time for pleasure.
2. Interest: An activity or subject which one enjoys doing or studying.
3. Passion: Something that arouses great enthusiasm in you and makes you feel alive!
4. To be into something: To be interested in or involved with something (expression).
5. To go blank: To be unable to think of something.

Question: What are your passions? What makes you feel alive?

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