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Talk About Your Free Time Activity in English

Free Time Activity

The free time activity topic is one of the most popular topics when you interact with people in English.

Talk about your free time activity


Here you will learn expressions, phrases and vocabulary used in the free time activity that will enrich your English and make you sound like a native speaker. 


1. Example questions about free time activity

You can use these questions:

  • Do you ever play soccer?
  • Do you like going swimming?
  • Do you like playing chess with high school friends?
  • Do you like watching Netflix Shows?
  • Do you usually go running in the morning?
  • Do you usually go to the beach on the weekends?
  • How about going to the gym after classes?
  • How do feel after doing that activity?
  • How much time do you spend a day on leisure activities?
  • What board games do you want to play?
  • What do you do in your free time?
  • What do you usually do in your free time?
  • What do you want to do after school?
  • What hobbies do you have? 
  • What is the activity?
  • What you do?
  • What’s your favorite sport?
  • Where you do it?
  • Why you like it?

2. List of the most common vocabulary for sports and free time activity

Below given with meaning and examples which you can use. This is a list of the most popular sports in English:

  • Athletics
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Bowling
  • Car racing
  • Cycling
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Gymnastics
  • Handball
  • Hockey
  • Horse racing
  • Jogging
  • Motorcycle racing
  • Polo
  • Rugby
  • Scuba diving
  • Skiing
  • Skin diving
  • Snowboarding
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Swimming
  • Table tennis
  • Tennis
  • Volleyball

Here is a list of the most popular leisure activities in English:

  • Blogging
  • Check Facebook
  • Check the news
  • Cook
  • Exercise
  • Go out for a coffee
  • Go out with your children
  • Go shopping
  • Go to concerts
  • Go to the gym
  • Go to the movies
  • Go to the park
  • Hang out
  • Have dinner at a restaurant
  • Listen to music
  • Play a sport
  • Play an instrument
  • Play video games
  • Play with your children
  • Read
  • Spend time with family
  • Study
  • Surf the web
  • Watch movies
  • Watch music videos
  • Watch Soap Operas
  • Watch TV
  • Watch Youtube videos
  • Work out

3. Structures to talk about free time activity

When we talk about sports and leisure time activities, we usually talk about what we like and sometimes we say a thing or two about the ones we don’t like.

Structures affirmative:

1. Like
    • I like playing video games.
    • I like to play sports.
    2. Love
      • I love playing basketball.
      • I love to do exercises.
      3. Enjoy
        • I enjoy reading books.
        • I enjoy my work.

        4. Prefer
          • I prefer reading magazines.
          • I prefer to work on my terms.

          Structures negative:

          1. Dislike 
          • I dislike going to the gym.
          • I dislike jogging early in the morning.

          2. Hate 
          • I hate working out.
          • I hate playing soccer.
          3. Don't like
          • I don't like to play sports.
          • I don't like boxing.

          4. Example sentences to talk about free time activity

          Pick a leisure time activity that you usually do. You can talk about one of the following topics or the one you really do:

          • I actively participate in social works.
          • I bake cookies and cakes
          • I blow bubbles
          • I climb mountains
          • I collect stamps
          • I do experiments
          • I do magic tricks
          • I do rope courses
          • I do some freelancing jobs.
          • I feed the birds
          • I get a massage
          • I get my nails done
          • I go camping
          • I go fishing
          • I go for a walk
          • I go hiking
          • I Go out for walking, running or for other forms of exercise.
          • I go rafting
          • I go scuba diving
          • I go shopping
          • I go skateboarding
          • I go skiing
          • I go swimming
          • I go tenpin bowling
          • I go to a café
          • I go to a museum
          • I go to an amusement park
          • I go to the beach
          • I go to the gym
          • I go to the library
          • I go to the movies / I go to the cinema
          • I go to the nearby park or open space for fresh air.
          • I go to the park
          • I go to the zoo
          • I have a few hours on my bicycle at the weekend.
          • I have a hobby and I spend time on that.
          • I have a water fight with friends
          • I invent things
          • I juggle
          • I jump in puddles
          • I knit
          • I learn something like singing, playing musical instruments, cooking, dancing, sports, art etc.
          • I look at the stars
          • I make a snowman
          • I plant trees
          • I play hopscotch
          • I play indoor games like chess, computer games etc.
          • I play on a swing
          • I play rock, paper, scissors
          • I play with my dog
          • I read books.
          • I relax in a bathtub
          • I ride a horse
          • I ride my bike
          • I sing karaoke
          • I spend time with my family members, help them completing their household chores etc.
          • I Take care of the garden I have.
          • I take my parents or children outside for walking.
          • I tell jokes
          • I visit my friends and spend time with them.
          • I visit my relatives.
          • I watch TV, movies or listen to music.
          • I wear costumes
          • I whistle
          • I write for my blogs and surf the internet.
          • I'm also getting out on our feet and doing more walking.
          • I'm doing some walking.
          • My spare time has been very short.



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