Hobbies Conversation Questions

Warm-up Task:
What are the most common hobbies? Make a list.

Discussion Questions:

  1. Do you have any hobbies? What are they?
  2. What is a hobby?
  3. How much free time do you usually have? What do you like to do with your free time? Do you prefer to relax or to be active?
  4. Do you collect anything? If so, when did you start collecting? How large is your collection?
  5. What kinds of things do people usually collect?
  6. Sometimes, the things that people collect become valuable. Can you think of any examples? What kinds of things gain the most value over time?
  7. Do you like to learn new skills? Can you give an example of something that you have learned to do that is not related to your work.
  8. Are there classes to help you learn a new hobby near where you live? If so, have you attended any of them?
  9. Is there a hobby you are thinking about starting these days? What is it?
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  11. Do you like solo hobbies, or do you prefer to do group activities? Why?
  12. Some people turn their hobbies into a career or a way of making money. Can you think of any examples?
  13. Some people plan on taking up new hobbies when they retire. Are there some hobbies you would like to start later in life?
  14. What hobbies are popular with children, but not with adults?
  15. What hobbies do men prefer? Which hobbies do women especially like?
  16. What hobbies used to be popular, but aren't common now? Why have they gone out of fashion?
  17. Are there any hobbies that only require people? Can they be done without equipment or special items?
  18. How much money do you usually spend on your hobby? Is it too much?
  19. How much time do you spend on your hobbies? How much time would be too much?
  20. Is it important to have a hobby? If someone only works and sleeps, what is the problem?
  21. Does your hobby produce anything useful, usable, or beneficial?