Everyone has hobbies that they enjoy doing in their free time. Maybe you're a gamer, a writer, or love playing sports with friends? Talking about hobbies with others is a great way to get to know them and to let them know who you are.

In the tables below, you'll find lots of phrases that will be useful when talking about hobbies. Check them out and improve your English skills!

Asking about Hobbies

In this table we have collected several useful questions that you can use to ask about somebody else's hobbies. Use them to start a conversation or to learn more about someone else!
What do you like to do in your free time?
 
How do you pass the time?
 
What do you do for fun?
 
What kind of hobbies do you have?
 
What are your hobbies?
 
What are you interested in?
 
What are you into?
 
Do you play video games?
 
How often do you read?
 
Have you ever tried skateboarding?
 
 

Talking about Hobbies

Here you'll find lots of example phrases on how to talk about your own hobbies. Use them in your next conversation about hobbies and as an inspiration for your own sentences!
I like to play soccer in my free time.
 
I like playing soccer.
 
I enjoy cooking.
 
I love to play guitar.
 
I'm interested in foreign languages.
 
I'm into horror movies.
 
I really like hiking too.
 
I enjoy playing video games too.
 
 

Answers to the Most Common Questions

What are the most essential English phrases for talking about hobbies?
  • What do you like to do in your free time?
  • What are you interested in?
  • I enjoy cooking.
  • I'm interested in foreign languages.
  • What kind of hobbies do you have?
  • Do you play video games?
  • I like to play soccer in my free time.
  • I love to play guitar.
How do I tell someone what I like to do as a hobby?
The following sentence patterns can be used to tell someone what you like to do as a hobby:

I like to + ACTIVITY + in my free time.
  • I like to play soccer in my free time.
  • I like to read in my free time.
  • I like to play video games in my free time.


I like + ACTIVITY.
  • I like playing soccer.
  • I like writing stories.
  • I like watching TV.


I love to + ACTIVITY.
  • I love to play guitar.
  • I love to listen to music.
  • I love to draw.
How do I talk about the things I'm interested in?
Here are two ways you can tell someone what you are interested in:

I'm interested in + THING.
  • I'm interested in foreign languages.
  • I'm interested in punk music.
  • I'm interested in history.


I'm into + THING.
  • I'm into horror movies.
  • I'm into video games.
  • I'm into classical music.