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Talking about Personal Interests

Paul and Jane are talking about their interests in the staff room at work…

Jane: Hi Paul, I’ve just made you a coffee.

Paul: Oh, thanks Jane!

Jane: You’re welcome. So, what do you like to do when you’re not working?

Paul: Mm… not much. I’m usually really tired in the evenings and at the weekends.

Jane: Haven’t you got any hobbies?

Paul: Well, I recently started my own music blog, so I’ve been working on that when I have free time.

Jane: That sounds great! What kind of music do you like?

Paul: I like lots of different types of music, but my favourite types of music are acoustic and dance.

Jane: Cool,  me too! I love acoustic and dance music. I’ll have to check out your new blog now…

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Talking about Personal Interests


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.

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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


Entertainment and Food
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