30 Minute Hobbies & Sport Vocabulary Conversation Practice (+ Free PDF & Quiz)

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2020-11-12・ 9622

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Hello, everyone. And welcome back  to English with Lucy and William.  
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Yeah, part three.  
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Yeah. It's your third time, isn't it? Yeah.  
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We've had a couple on my personal channel and  we did a conversation video the other day on  
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this channel. Loads of you seem to really like  it and have asked for William to come back.  
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Well, I live here, so. Well, we thought we would do another,  
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but also incorporate your questions. So  today's topic is pastimes and hobbies.  
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You have a lot of those, don't you? Yeah, love, I've got a few,  
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a few I can contribute. So, I put a post on the community tab asking you  
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what questions you have about British  people's hobbies and pastimes and also ours.  
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So I think we should have a look. Okay.  
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I have created a PDF for you with lots  of the vocabulary that I have pulled  
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from our conversation. So click on the link  in the description box to download that. You  
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straight to your inbox. So  don't forget to do that. Okay.  
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So, Daniel, from Italy, because everyone has  said where they're from. I think that's so nice.  
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Daniel from Italy has a question about whether we  maintain our hobbies or are we super enthusiastic  
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at the beginning and then after a few  weeks we give up and get bored.  
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Yeah. I'm pretty good at  maintaining my hobbies.  
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So I see a lot of things on Instagram, like crafts  and making things and baking beautiful cakes. And  
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I always feel so enthusiastic at the beginning.  And then towards the end, I just think it's so  
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much work. But with other things like running,  that's been a hobby I've had for so long. And  
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making cards for my family. That's  another one. What are yours?  
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Mine are mainly sport related  hobbies. So, rugby, football,  
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golf. I could go on if you'd like a few more. Watching rugby or playing rugby?  
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I probably watch more than I ever used to, because  I used to play a lot of rugby, but now I don't  
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play as much rugby as I used to, but I do both. Yes. So, one of Will's main hobbies  
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used to be playing rugby, but what's happened? A couple of reasons why I had to stop.  
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The main one being injuries. I used to  get injured every Saturday playing.  
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I remember you coming home with a fat lip. Yep, and a fat eye.  
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Yes. Well, we have a black eye and a fat  lip that way. Those are common injuries.  
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I have a fat eye and a black  lip. That's what I had.  
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Also, another reason was time. I mean, when you  start working, especially if you work on a farm.  
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It's so hard to take time off, because  you depend on the weather, don't you?  
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Yeah. We have a lovely question from Paulina, she  
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is Russian, but she lives in Estonia. She says,  "What are your favourite British TV shows?"  
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Good question. So the first show that comes to  mind is Mock the Week, it's a comedy show based  
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on recent news and comedians are on the panel  and they make a joke about current affairs.  
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Yeah, that's a great TV show. I think I  actually recommended that in a video before. So,  
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great minds think alike. Another one that I always  recommend, that I absolutely love, is The Vicar of  
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Dibley. I've been watching it a lot recently. That will never get old.  
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No, it's so good. Because in the UK, they've  brought out a new equivalent to Netflix  
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called BritBox and a couple of the TV stations  have got together and made a collaboration. So all  
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of the old favourite comedies and TV shows are all  on this one streaming service and it's not very  
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expensive. So I have been going crazy. Just a little bit, yes.  
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Watching all of my old favourite TV programmes,  but The Vicar of Dibley is a vicar played by  
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Dawn French, one of my favourite comedians, she  moves to a very small village in Oxfordshire,  
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I think. And it's about her trials and  tribulations of running a church in such a small  
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backwards village. So we watch quite a lot of  TV shows and films. And that's one thing that  
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Go to Nordvpn.com/lucy, or just use my code Lucy. Let's get back to the questions.  
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Okay. We have a good one from [Mohamed  00:00:06:29], from Algeria. He asks,  
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"In general, what is the one morning hobby  that many Brits like doing on their weekends?"  
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Well, we've spoken about a fry-up  before, like a full English breakfast.  
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That's not a hobby. Yeah. It's not a hobby, is eating.  
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It's not a hobby. It's one of my hobbies.  
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I think gardening. That's a good one. Yeah. A lot  
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of British people love gardening, but I'm sure  people everywhere love gardening, especially in  
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lockdown. All the garden centres were overrun  with people. Everything was completely sold  
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out. The people who normally didn't have enough  time to garden, well, suddenly did. And yeah,  
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garden centres did a really trade. Now everyone's lawns are looking immaculate.  
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Yes. I would say another one could be golf. Yes. That's a very popular sport.  
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Yes. Because it's quite relaxed. I mean, I've  never played golf. I've got no coordination.  
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But what do you like about it? That used to be my hangover cure at university.  
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We managed to mention hangovers  in every video now, I think.  
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Yeah. It's good to stretch your legs.  It's quite a largely social sports as  
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well. You normally do it with at least two  to four people. It's good for a catch-up.  
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It's not, anyone can play golf. Really?  
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Anyone can play golf. Me?  
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Well, it takes some people longer than others,  but you don't have to be exceptionally fit.  
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It's true. If you don't  
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want to walk, just order a trolley. My granddad played golf until he was in  
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his 90s and he used to win. He won champagne and  he used to drink it. He was such a great man. We  
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have one from [Sania 00:08:20] from India.  She hopes that we're both safe and well.  
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Thank you. That's very kind of you, Sania.  
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That is very kind. Yes.  
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We hope you are well as well. Yes.  
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Or safe? Safe and well.  
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Safe and well. [inaudible 00:08:30]. Everyone. She asks, "Which hobbies do both  
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you and Will share?" So do we have any of the  same hobbies? You've got sports as your hobbies.  
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Mine are running, I love exercise classes,  my favourite ones are Body Pump, which is  
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like a cardio workout with weights. I also love  barre Pilates, where you do little movements,  
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ballet movements. It's not dancing. But ballet  movements and Pilates at the same time.  
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The last time you tried doing that was when  you were trying to show how to use a gym.  
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When was that? You started doing squats and chin-ups.  
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Oh yes, in the last video. So, barre Pilates and doing the  
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gym chin-ups looks exactly the same. I also like being creative. I like cooking  
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and I love making cards for my family for their  birthdays. What else do I like? Shopping.  
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You hate driving [crosstalk 00:09:29]. I hate driving. That's true. But are  
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there any hobbies that we both  love and we can do together?  
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Going for long walks in the countryside. That's a big part of being a farmer and a  
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farmer's wife-to-be. Yeah. I love going on walks.  I probably enjoy them slightly more than you.  
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Well, I spend most of my day outside walking  anywhere around the farm. So, sometimes the  
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last thing I want to do at the end of the day  is go for another two, three-mile walk.  
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Yeah, that's true. I guess in general, just  spending time with our dog and now our cat  
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as well. That's something. Anything that  makes them happy. I think we are very good  
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with food. I cook the food. You eat the  food. We both share the hobby of food.  
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But I'm definitely cooking a lot more now. That's true. Will has upped his game  
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where it comes- Yes, I have.  
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... to cooking. I got served the most  beautiful salad today with chicken, bacon,  
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sweet corn, avocado. Walnuts.  
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Walnuts. Coriander, even though  you you don't like coriander.  
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Stop, just stop, okay, stop. You're doing such a good job. So,  
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[Ziad 00:10:38] from Azerbaijan says, "Do  people in Great Britain like motor sports?"  
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Yes. Yes. I think we're obsessed with them.  
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Yes. I like motor sports. Your  dad likes motor sports.  
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Yes. My dad loves F1 racing. But the thing  is, he's also very efficient with his time  
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so he can never spend hours and hours watching  it. He records it and then he'll spend like 20  
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minutes fast-forwarding through the highlights. So  he doesn't give himself enough time to relax.  
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The main, interesting bits of a Formula  1 race are the beginning, the middle,  
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where they do the pit stops and then the last few  laps, everything else is nap time, basically.  
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It's a bit noisy for me the... I find that  a quite stressful noise. I would like to go.  
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I'd like to see what it smells like.  I imagine it smells like petrol.  
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You need ear defenders. Do you?  
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Yeah. Maybe I wouldn't like it.  
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The noise is... I should think it was a  lot louder than it is now, but still.  
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Yeah. Okay. We have [Salma 00:11:44] from  Morocco. I think she's also an English  
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teacher actually. Her name is English with  Salma, so shout out to her. She wants to know,  
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"What are the most common hobbies in  England?" The most common ones. Football.  
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Football is definitely up there. It has to be football.  
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Fishing, I think, that is probably  one of the most participated sports  
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in the country or activities, should we say. I don't know if I'd say it's the most popular,  
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but maybe it's because I don't talk to many people  who fish. But there are lots of fishing lakes  
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and you don't keep the fish, do you? No.  
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You just catch them and put them back in. Fly fishing, you catch them  
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and then release them.
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