Outside of school and work, many people enjoy spending their free time on their hobbies or other recreation activities. Hobbies can provide ways to develop our talents, relieve stress, and even get exercise.

Hobbies for Children

  • Playing computer games.
  • Watching cartoons on TV.
  • Taking up different sports such as football, handball, basketball, gymnastics, volleyball etc.
  • Reading.
  • Playing a musical instrument such as a piano or a guitar.
  • Looking after a family pet such as cat, dog, hamster, fish, parrot etc.
  • Bird watching.
  • Horse riding.
  • Collecting things such as stamps, badges, postcards, pens etc.

Hobbies for Teenagers 

  • Music (singing, composing).
  • Poetry.
  • Dancing.
  • Indoor as well as outdoor sports.
  • Adventure or extreme sports.
  • Fitness or working out in a gym.
  • Car or bike racing.
  • Computer games or programming.
  • Social Networking.
  • Watching movies.

Hobbies for Women

  • Fashion designing.
  • Interior designing.
  • Astrology, tarot card reading.
  • Gardening.
  • Yoga, meditation.
  • Cooking and baking.
  • Diet and nutrition.
  • Knitting, sewing.
  • Dancing.
  • Jewelry making.
  • Painting.
  • Pottery, sculpture.

Hobbies for Men

  • Sports such as football, baseball, golf etc.
  • Exploring different places.
  • Computer programming.
  • Surfing the Internet.
  • Watching movies.
  • Driving, go karting.
  • Riding motorbikes.
  • Mountain climbing, biking.
  • Wildlife photography.
  • Fishing.
  • Indoor games such as chess, cards etc.
  • Carpentry.
  • Learning the know-how of different gadgets.

Click here for a Listening Exercise about Hobbies.


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