Tuesday Group Discussion Topic: Hobbies!

Hey everyone! Here are the lexis and questions for our discussion groups. If you are a student of mine, I hope to see you at one of the discussion groups. If anybody (student or not) has any questions about this blog, please let me know: Post a comment here, find me on twitter, or email me through my website. Thanks!

Last week we talked about celebrities and fame. It was interesting to hear everyone’s feelings on celebrities and being famous. I apologize the notes are not up yet, they will be up by Friday night, I promise!

In any case, this coming week we will be talking about hobbies; not only your hobbies, but hobbies in general. Here is a list of the lexis and possible questions which we may use during the lesson:

Lexis

Verbs

Spend

Try

Noun

Hobb(y/ies)

Adjectives

Any

Expensive

Inexpensive

Popular

Some

Expressions

How often

How long

How much

There are/is

Used to

Questions

  1. What is a hobby?
  2. Which hobbies are popular in Japan?
  3. What are some expensive hobbies? What are some inexpensive ones? Are there any hobbies that you can do for free?
  4. Do you have any hobbies? What are your hobbies?
  5. What hobbies did you used to have?
  6. How long have you had or been doing your hobbies?
  7. How often do you do your hobbies?
  8. How much time do you spend on your hobbies?
  9. Are there any hobbies you would like to try?
  10. Are there any hobbies you can do in other countries, but not your own?

That’s it!  Also, we are going to try a different format: we will all take turns asking questions to each other, so try to make two or three of your own questions about hobbies, too!

Hope to see you at the next group discussion!  Don’t forget, if you have any questions or comments regarding the lexis or questions, please don’t hesitate to contact me!  Take care!

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