In this intermediate-level ESL lesson, you will learn grammar, vocabulary, and phrases to talk about everyday English topics: an English conversation lesson to talk about your interests and hobbies: what you have read, watched, seen and listened to.
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This ESL video lesson for daily English will help ESL students learn vocabulary, grammar, improve listening and be confident English speakers.
Practical English for everyday situations.
What kinds of books, magazines, or websites interest you?
Do you ever go to check out art exhibits?
What are the best and worst movies of all time in your opinion?
How often do you go to the movies vs. watch movies at home?
Who is your all-time favorite musician?
Do you like to go to live concerts, festivals, or other events?
Watch the following ESL YouTube video lesson to talk about hobbies & interests: movies, music, books and art.
Watch the YouTube video and answer the following questions.
Who did he go to the cinema with?
What kind of music did he download for studying?
What kind of book did he recently read?
What did he see at the new art gallery?
How did they decide which movie to see?
What kind of music did he choose for relaxing?
How does he feel about the books that Keith usually recommends?
What kind of movie did they watch?
Use the illustrations to talk about the passage and movies, music, books, and art.
Match the words on the left with the meanings on the right.
1. terrifying (adj)
A. slightly irritated; angry
2. dry (adj)
B. causing extreme fear
3. impressed (adj)
C. after considering everything
4. edge (n)
D. an exciting book
5. annoyed (adj)
E. to feel or show great admiration for something or someone
6. page-turner (n)
F. to examine something or get more information about it
7. in the end (phr)
G. to match a person’s feelings at the time
8. check something out (phr.v)
H. a part of something or someplace that is furthest from the center
9. to get around to (phr.v)
I. not interesting
10. suit one’s mood (phr)
J. to finally do something that you have wanted to do for a long time
Discuss the following quotes about movies, music, books, and art.
Discuss the following questions about movies, music, books, and art.
Explain what the word or phrase in bold means and give an example. Example: She was exhausted because she worked until midnight. Meaning: very tired - I’m exhausted because I stayed up and studied all night.
Keith was annoyed because he can’t stand horror movies.
I also chose some jazz and hip-hop for relaxing.
I went for a few different genres to suit my moods.
Keith’s books are usually quite dry.
I saw a painting that I was really impressed with.
Watch the video again and complete the sentences.
I went to the cinema today with a ______________ 1 people from work.
I wanted to watch a thriller, but Keith wanted to watch a comedy.
Amo said she wanted to watch a horror movie. ________________ 2, we played rock-paper-scissors to decide. Amo won, so we watched a _________________ 3 horror movie. I thought it was quite entertaining, but Keith was ________________ 4 because he can’t stand horror movies.
I downloaded some new music tonight. I went for a few different genres to _____________________ 5. I chose some classical music for studying. It was composed by Mozart. I also chose some jazz and hip-hop for _________________ 6 and some rock for when I go to the gym.
I finally _______________ 7 to reading the book that Keith had recommended to me. It’s a murder-mystery set in Paris in the 1800s and it’s a real _______________ 8! I was quite surprised because Keith’s books are usually quite dry.
Today I went to the new art gallery on the _____________________ 9. I’d heard good things about it, so I wanted to check it out. It was an interesting experience. I saw sculptures and paintings from famous artists, as well as a new painting that everyone was very ____________________ with.