Free Time

1.- Introduction

In today’s lesson we are going to talk about what people do in their free time. We are also going to look at some everyday expressions used by British people.

 

A. Look at the following pictures. What do the people do in their free time?
Do you enjoy their hobbies?

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1) piano
2) cooking
3) horse
4) fishing
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2.- Speaking Task

Look at the following questions:

  • What do you usually do after work?
  • What do you do at the weekend?
  • What do you enjoy doing in your free time?

Here is how to answer the questions.

  • After work I usually + present simple
  • At the weekend I + present simple
  • In my free time I enjoy + gerund (e.g. swimming, running, shopping, etc)

Listen to your teacher and repeat.

Now answer the questions out loud.

 

3.- Pre-Listening Task

You are going to listen to two short conversations between friends.

 

ian claire
Ian & Julia Peter & Claire

 

A. Before you listen to conversation 1 between Ian and Julia.

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1)What do you think Julia does in her free time? .
2)What do you think Ian does in his free time? .
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B. Peter and Claire are going to discuss their plans at the weekend. 

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1)Who do you think is going to a party this weekend?
2)Who do you think is staying at home this weekend?
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C. Listen again and answer the following questions.

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1)What adjective does Ian use to describe Julia´s hobbies?
2)Why is Ian usually so tired?
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Listen to check your answers.

 Sonido


Conversation 2

 Sonido 

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1)What information does Peter give us about the Party?
2)Why is Claire staying at home this weekend?
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4.- Focus on Vocabulary

 

A. Look at the following words/phrases from the conversations and match them to the correct translation.

Pasatiempos / ¿Qué vas a hacer este fin de semana? / Me voy a…
De hecho / Agotado / Aproximadamente /
¿Qué tipo de cosas haces en tu tiempo libre? / Relajarse

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B. Fill in the gaps with some of the words/phrases in bold from the audio script. You may need to change the form of the verbs.

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1)My best friend has to got so many . Her favourite is cooking.
2)"You look . Go to bed and get some sleep!"
3)There were 3000 people at the concert.
4)John can´t go to the wedding on Saturday as he Australia for a couple of weeks.
5)Sometimes when I get home all I want to do is .
6), we´re not sure what we´re going to do this Saturday.
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Audio Script

 

Conversation 1

Ian: So what sort of things do you do in your spare time?
Julia: Well, I love travelling to foreign countries and eating out in different restaurants.
Ian: You’ve got some expensive hobbies!
Julia: I know. What about you?
Ian: Actually, I’m usually so tired I stay at home, put my feet up and watch TV.
Julia: Really? That’s a bit boring!
Ian: Yeah, but I work really hard and when I get home I am exhausted!

 

Conversation 2

Claire: What are you up to this weekend? Anything special?
Peter: Yeah. It’s my sister’s birthday and she’s having a party.
Claire: That sounds good fun. Where are you going?
Peter: We’re going to a small bar in town.
Claire: Cool. How many people are going?
Peter: I think there’s going to be about 30 people.
Claire: Nice for a party.
Peter: Yeah, it should be good. So what are you up to this weekend?
Claire: Not a lot really. I’m going to stay at home and get ready for my holiday.
Peter: You going away? Where you going?
Claire: Yeah, I’m off to Turkey on Monday. I can’t wait!

 

We are now going to look at different ways to answer the following questions:

  • What are you up to this weekend?
  • Anything special?

 

A. Choose the correct ending from the following ones to answer this question in different ways.

  • ...try and go to the cinema and catch up with a few friends
  • ...married so I’ve got her wedding on Saturday
  • ...take it easy and relax
  • ...Ibiza for a long weekend

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1)No, not a lot really. I think I´m going to
2)Yeah, I´m off to
3)Not sure yet. Maybe I´ll
4)Yeha, my friend is getting
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5.- Speaking Activity

Situation: It’s Friday afternoon and you’re about to leave the office. You bump into Marta, a work colleague you don’t know very well. Start a conversation with her. Remember to use the expressions we have learned in this lesson.

You can start:

  • You: Hey Marta! How are you?
  • Marta: Glad it’s Friday!
  • You: ...........
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