Unit 4: Cách trả lời Topic What you do in free time/hobbies

Loại câu hỏi liên quan đến “hobbies” hay “free time activities” là một trong những dạng câu hỏi hay xuất hiện trong phần 1 của IELTS Speaking test. 

Cách trả lời Topic “What you do in free time”

1. Câu hỏi thường gặp trong chủ đề này

Do you have any hobbies?

What do you do in your free time?

What do you do in your spare time?

How do you usually spend your weekends?

What do you usually do after work or classes?

Do you prefer to spend your free time alone or with other people?

Do you prefer going out or staying at home?

What will do if you go out?

When you go out for an evening, what do you like to do?

Do you prefer going out on your own or with friends?

What hobbies/free-time activities are popular in your country?

Is it important to have a hobby?

Why is it important for people to have free time activities?

Is it harmful to spend too much time on a hobby?

What free-time activities would you like to try in the future?

2. Một số câu trả lời mẫu và từ vựng hay

What do you do in your spare time?

I have always been a music lover, so whenever I have free time, I just put on my earphones and enjoy my favorite tunes. To me, music provides an escape from the busy life as it is both relaxing and therapeutic.

How do you usually spend your weekends?

For the longest time, my weekends have been no different from my weekdays. I mean, I’m always overwhelmed with tons of meetings and deadlines, so it leaves no room for relaxation, you know. I suppose on weekends, besides dealing with some unfinished business at work, my friends and I sometimes gather for a cozy get-together in a nice restaurant.

What do you usually do after work or classes?

I’m a diehard fan of bubble milk tea, so whenever working hours are over, I just go straight to a milk tea store, ordering my favorite drink and go home to enjoy it. Sometimes, when I feel flush, I even splurge on Starbucks coffee. It’s not a very healthy eating habit, I know, but it’s the only time of the day when I’m completely free from my duties, so I don’t deny myself anything.

Do you prefer to spend your free time alone or with other people?

I think it has to depend on the situation as well. When it comes to some spare time after work, I’d rather just stay at home and lounge about. But on other occasions, I believe that hanging out with a group of friends can be a great fun. You know, the more the merrier.

Vocabulary cần dùng:

Provide an escape /prəˈvʌɪd an ɪˈskeɪp/ tạo một lối thoát

Therapeutic /ˌθɛrəˈpjuːtɪk/ mang tính thư giãn, mang tính trị liệu

Leave no room /liːv nəʊ ruːm/ không còn thừa

Get-together /ɡɛt təˈɡɛðə/ cuộc sum họp, cuộc tụ tập

Feel flush /fiːl flʌʃ/ cảm thấy dư dả

Splurge on /spləːdʒ ɒn/ tiêu tiền nhiều vào cái gì

Lounge about /laʊn(d)ʒ əˈbaʊt/ nghỉ ngơi, thư giãn

Hang out /haŋ aʊt/ đi ra ngoài chơi

The more the merrier /ðə mɔː ðə ˈmɛri əː/ càng đông càng vui

Do you prefer going out or staying at home?

I’m not really an outgoing person, so whenever I have spare time I just stay at home and chill. Most of the time I just sit in front of the box, ordering some takeaways and enjoying myself. I would say that I’m quite a bit of a couch potato, to be honest.

What will do if you go out?

If I have to go out, I would definitely call my best friend up and ask her to go somewhere with me, like the movies for example. When we feel flush, we might treat ourselves to a spa day to release all the stress from our enormous schoolwork.

When you go out for an evening, what do you like to do?

I think for most girls, dressing up is an essential part before a night out, and I’m no exception. I take a keen interest in fashion, so it feels like my responsibility to choose the most appropriate outfit. I also love makeup, that’s why I can never go out without putting on my lipstick.

Do you prefer going out on your own or with friends?

I can’t even imagine what it feels like to go out alone, you know. Of course hanging out in the company of your friends is way much better. Having your gang besides you is like an enormous confidence boost. That’s why they have the saying “The more the merrier”.

Vocabulary nổi bật:

In front of the box /ɪn frʌnt ɒv ðə bɒks/ trước TV

Chill /tʃɪl/ thư giãn

Couch potato /kaʊtʃ pəˈteɪtəʊ/ người lười, người hay ngồi một chỗ

Call up /kɔːl ʌp gọi điện cho ai

Treat oneself to /triːt wʌnˈsɛlf tə/ tự thưởng bản thân cái gì

Night out /nʌɪt aʊt một buổi tối đi chơi

Take a keen interest in /teɪk ə kiːn ɪnt(ə)rɪst ɪn/ có hứng thú, sự yêu thích với điều gì

In the company /ɪn ðə kʌmp(ə)ni/ có bạn đồng hành

Gang /ɡaŋ/ đám bạn

What do you like to do in your free time?

I do quite a lot of sport actually. I play football mostly – on Wednesday nights and Sunday afternoon with a local team. I also play tennis and squash when I can but I don’t really get the time to do them as well every week. I work quite hard at the moment, so I don’t get a lot of free time unfortunately.

Have your leisure activities changed since you were a child?

Not a great deal actually. I used to love playing football when I was young as well – I played a lot at school. Though of course I did all the other things kids loved to do such as going out on bike rides after school and things.

Do you prefer to spend your free time alone or with other people?

It depends on my mood really. I think most people need some time on their own. Sometimes my work is quite stressful and I spend a lot of time there with others, so it’s good to just get home and relax and read a book or something. But I get bored if I am alone too much so I like to go out and meet friends in the evening or play football.


3. Tổng hợp thêm từ vựng, cụm từ hay dùng

Leisure pursuit (n)

Spare time (n)

Pastime (n)

Amuse oneself by (v)

Unwind by (v)

Kill time by (v)

Adjectives (v)

Fascinating (v)

Captivating (v)

Time-consuming (v)

Appealing (v)

Idioms, cụm từ hay sử dụng

Take up = start                                                                 I’ve recently taken up swimming

Take part in                                                       I frequently take part in group activities like…

Get into = enjoy                                                               Recently I’ve been getting into fishing

Have a go at=try                                              I’d really like to have a go at scuba diving

Idle away the hours=spend time                             In my time off I often idle away the hours by playing guitar.