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What do you like?

Your hobbies say much

The person who will read or watch your CV will be probably interested in what your free time activities are because they can also say a lot about your personality.

At the end of this section, you will have:

  • Revised and learnt vocabulary about free-time activities.
  • Listened to people's hobbies.
  • Matched hobbies to personality types.
  • Written a text on your free time activities.
  • Designed a social programme for your classmates.

Doing sport, going to the cinema or listening to music are some common free time activities. Do you think that it is important to know about people's hobbies? Can you get to know them by the activities they do in their free time?

 Listen to Peter's hobbies at the To Learn English site and, with a partner, comment on the questions below.

  • Do you share any of his hobbies or free time activities?
  • Do you prefer individual sports or do you prefer team sports?
  • What can you learn from doing activities with other people?

Enter the Agenda web site and revise vocabulary related to free time activities. Which ones do you usually do? What about your partner? Visit the English at home site and learn how to ask and answer about their hobbies.

Using the online tool Canva, create a chart and draw two columns, one entitled 'My favourite hobbies' and the other one, 'My partner's favourite hobbies'. Complete the chart and publish it on the 'Key vocabulary' page in your Weebly site.

It is important that you practise hard how to refer to your free time activities because you will need to refer to them in your final challenge.

Guess what your partner's personality is by reading the activities that they like doing in their free time. You can introduce your opinion with some of the phrases that you can find at the English club site.

Ask your classmate to guess about your personality from your list of favourite hobbies.

Your Social Programme

People choose their hobbies according to their personality and likes. In the following mission, you are going to write a text about you and what you do in your free time.

Remember that when you talk or write about free time activities, you can use expressions such as I like..., I don't like,,,. I hate..., I enjoy.... Enter the ProProfs site and practise these expressions with vocabulary referred to hobbies. 

Please, before you start your writing task, read the instructions that you can find at the IELTS- Simon site. In your text, give several details about your free time activities. Mention how often, with who, when and where you practise them and when you started practising them. Also, you can say why you like/ don't like them by describing the activities with adjectives.

Click on the My Favourite Hobby document and read a sample of a hobby description.

Share your text on Pinterest and let other students in the class comment on your writing. Remember to illustrate your writing with a picture of your hobbies. Were your classmates right when they told you about your personality traits and skills?

In the second part of the mission, get together in groups of four students and read carefully the instructions that follow.

  • You are going to create a social programme for your class group taking into account your classmates' likes and interests (their texts about their hobbies will help you design the programme).
  • Please, include when, where and how often the activities will take place.
  • Include in the programme activities related to the categories of creating things (pottery,...), collecting (stamps,...), physical activities(swimming,...) and learning (music,...).
  • Point out which activities are in group and which ones are individual.
  • Explain what benefits students can get if they participate in your social programme.
  • Share the programme with your classmates on Pinterest accompanying it with an attractive image and vote for the best one. 
  • Publish it on the page entitled 'My digital resources' in your Weebly site. 

Your teacher will consider the items in the 'Rubric for assessing a descriptive text'. Your team work in the programme will be assessed taking into account the criteria in the  'Rubric for assessing a digital poster' .

Click on 'show feedback' below and read the instructions to create your programme.

Learning diary

How is it going? Open again your Learning Diary on your site and write down your reflections on your work progress.

your learning diaryPeter O'SheaWriting tools (CC BY)

 Create a new post on your blog with the title  'What do you like?' and answer the following questions:

  • What are the most difficult aspects?
  • What tool was the most difficult for you to work with?
  • What do you think is the most important aspect you have learned?
  • Are there any aspects you didn't understand?

Do not forget it would be great if you shared these feelings and thoughts with your classmates. You will have 10 or 15 minutes to complete this part.