Hobbies and Interests

Hobbies and interests

Talking About Interests

A fun lesson for beginner ESL students to learn vocabulary and expressions to talk about interests and hobbies using the present simple. Watch the ESL video about hobbies and interests, and use the ESL storytelling flashcards to retell the story. Get the downloadable PDF, digital flashcards, listening and reading exercises, and everything you need for the perfect digital and remote English lesson when you subscribe.

ESL Video on Hobbies and Interests

ESL Conversation on Hobbies and Interests

english hobbies and interests
english hobbies and interests
english hobbies and interests

Janell recently started a new job. Now she has more free time. She is happy because she has more free time. She can do things she’s interested in.      

Janell really likes to read. She enjoys reading different kinds of books, such as science fiction, mystery and romance. Her favorite book is IQ84 by Haruki Murakami. It is interesting because it is a mystery and a love story.     

She also enjoys listening to music. She likes different kinds of music, such as pop, jazz and rock. She listens to pop music in the gym, jazz at home when she’s relaxing, and rock on her way to work.     

On her days off, Janell likes to play basketball with her friends.
She is not very good at basketball, but she thinks it is fun.


  1. What did Janell recently start?
  2. Why is she happy?
  3. What does she really like to do?
  4. What other things does she like to do?
  5. What kind of books does she like?
  6. What kind of music does she like?
  7. When does she listen to jazz music?
  8. What does she like to do with her friends?

Vocabulary Review



Retell the stories using the following illustrations. ESL digital storytelling flashcards are a great way to practice and retain vocabulary.

Talking About Basketball Interests
english hobbies and interests
Talking About Interests
An ESL lesson to talk about your interests.
english hobbies and interests

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