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Talking about Free Time

It’s break time at school. Paul and Sheila are talking about the things they like to do in their free time…

Paul: What do you like doing in your free time, Sheila? Do you have any hobbies?

Sheila: Well, I like running or going to the gym when I have free time. I really enjoy exercising and trying to stay fit and healthy.

Paul: Great! How often do you go to the gym?

Sheila: Usually, twice or three times a week. What about you? Do you like going to the gym?

Paul: Mm… not really. I get bored easily on the running and cycling machines. I prefer being outdoors playing football or taking my dog for a walk.

Sheila: Where do you usually go?

Paul: I usually take him for a walk along the river near my house. It’s always quiet and it’s so relaxing, especially when the weather is nice.

Sheila: That sounds great! Oh, there’s the bell…we better go.

Paul: Come on, let’s go inside.

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Talking about Free Time


Phrasal verb
Example sentence
To come across something

To find something


He came across a

nice, little

restaurant while he

was walking

through the town.

Entertainment and Food
To check out
  1. To prove information or facts are true.

  2. To check out of a hotel

  1. You should check out the latest Harry Potter book – it’s amazing!

  2. He checked out at 11am this morning.

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To eat out

To eat in a


When I lived in

France, I used to

eat out every


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To polish something off

To finish eating

food or doing work


  1. She polished off the whole pizza.

  2. He polished off two essays in one week.

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To snack on something

To eat small amounts of food between meals

If you eat breakfast

in the morning,

you’re less likely

to snack on


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