Unit 6: Hobbies & Activities


  • Get learners describing their favorite pastime with this kids English lesson.
  • Teach ESL/EFL learners how to describe activities, with a particular focus on summer outdoor activities.
  • Teach gerunds which are verbs ending in ‘ing, but acting as nouns. The names of most activities are formed using gerunds.

Main Lesson Materials & Study Steps

hobbies video lesson

1st –This cartoon animated video features a short dialogue, followed by vocabulary and sentence breakdown. It is essential for introducing the words, phrases, grammar, spelling and sentences of the lesson in context. Watch repeatedly to master the content. The video plays on any device.

hobbies game

2nd – Then the student plays this fun game after watching the video, to practice the contents of the lesson. The game reviews key vocabulary, grammar and sentences from the lessons. This game can be played on any device.

hobbies test

3rd – Finally the learner takes this test of the unit. The score of this test is captured in the LMS and gives educators an idea of how well their learner is doing. The test opens on any device – mobile & PC.

Worksheets for the Unit

The worksheets below are useful for offline and classroom activities. These printable exercises directly correlate with the above lesson 'Hobbies'. Every worksheet comes with an answer sheet on the second page for educators.

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Lesson Story:

Freddie and his family are at the beach. They swim and watch people surfing and waterskiing. Although Freddie likes to surf, he likes swimming more. Freddie’s Dad likes jet skiing, but Lisa doesn’t. She thinks it is too fast, so she likes building sand castles instead. It’s not very dangerous, but she thinks it’s fun.



water skiing
building sandcastles
jet skiing
wind surfing

Other Words


Key Sentences:

Gerunds 'ing'

1.     I enjoy wind surfing
2.     Surfing is fun.
3.     Mom likes waterskiing.
4.     My uncle loves to go fishing.
5.     Swimming is my favorite hobby.
6.     Sally likes listening to music.
7.     Lisa enjoys playing the violin.

Dialogue Script

Freddie: It is so hot outside.

Lisa: That’s because it’s summer.

Freddie: I want to go swimming in the water.

Lisa: Let’s go swimming! That will cool us off.

Mom: Make sure you put on sunscreen.

Dad: You two love to swim, don’t you?

Freddie: Yes, I love to swim!

Lisa: It’s one of my favorite hobbies.

Mom: One of my favorite hobbies is water skiing.

Freddie: What is water skiing?

Mom: It’s like snow skiing, but it’s on water.

Lisa: That does sound fun.

Freddie: How do you ski on water, though?

Mom: You hold on to ropes that are tied to a boat. When the boat goes, you go too.

Freddie: It’s so great to be swimming.

Lisa: It is. What is he doing?

Freddie: He is surfing, Lisa.

Lisa: Do you think surfing is fun?

Freddie: It looks fun.

Lisa: That didn’t look like very much fun!

Freddie: No, that looks like it hurt.

Lisa: I don’t think I want to surf.

Freddie: What do you want to do, Lisa?

Lisa: I want to build a sand castle.

Lisa: Will you build a sand castle with me, Freddie?

Freddie: Sure, I would love to. Do you have a bucket?

Lisa: Yes. We need some water in it.

Freddie: I’ll go get some.

Freddie: Let’s make an entire sand town.

Lisa: Okay! That sounds fun.

Mom: You look like you had a lot of fun!

Freddie: We did, Mom. We love the beach.

Lisa: Thanks for taking us, Mom.

This lesson is part of the Level 5 English course.

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