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Talking about a Special Hobby

Sharon is going to enrol on a cake-decorating course. She bumps into Kate on her way…

Kate: Hi Sharon! Where are you going?

Sharon: Hi Kate! I’m going sign up for a cake-decorating course at the college. Although, because of COVID-19, there are only 10 students allowed on each course, so I really hope I get a place!

Kate: That sounds great! Where did your passion for cake-decorating start?

Sharon: Well, I suppose it grew from learning to bake with my grandma and my mum. I have so many memories of baking in the kitchen when I was younger and experimenting with different ingredients! I enjoyed decorating the most. So, I started teaching myself cake decorating skills. It’s very relaxing…

Kate: I can imagine… But with three children, how do you find time?

Sharon: Well, they’ve also inherited the baking gene! We bake together twice a week, after school. They love it, and it teaches them to be patient too.

Kate: When I bake, it never works out! Maybe you could turn your passion into a career?

Sharon: It would be a dream come true! Maybe one day…


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Talking about a Special Hobby


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


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