Time to Talk Hobbies

by Laura Kernaghan
February 28, 2019

A few weeks ago we released our first batch of new French and German videos which added to the diverse accents we have on the website. This first batch of videos fell under the Friends and Family theme and now we’ve got some more good news…

…we’ve just added some more! This time they come under the Freetime and Leisure theme.

We’ve grouped them by topic below and listed the relevant vocab IDs for each language – all you need to do is type the video ID or one of the vocab IDs into your thisislanguage.com search bar!

TV & Film

TitleFrench
ID
German
ID

Describe the last film you saw.


9235
9207


9336
9361


Do you like going to the cinema? Why/why
not?


9238


9359


What type of film do you like and why?


9239


9360


Do you prefer going to the cinema or
downloading a film? Why?


9234


9358


What have you seen on TV recently?


9304


9504


Who’s your favourite actor/actress?
Describe them.


9253


9376


What do you think of 3D films?


9466

French Vocabulary:
Topic: Music/Film/Reading
IDs: VB341 VB342 VB343 VB344

German Vocabulary:
Topic: Music/Film/Reading
IDs: VB349 VB350 VB351 VB352

Music

TitleFrench
ID
German
ID

Do you like listening to music? Why is it
important to you/other people?


9180
9279
9165


9397
9440


Do you play a musical instrument? How
long have you been playing for? Is there
an instrument that you would like to learn
to play and why?


9122
9133


9532
9556
9417


Have you ever been to a big concert or
music festival? Did you enjoy it? Why/why
not?


9134
9119


9557
9415



Is there a particular kind of music that
comes from your country/is popular in
your country? Tell me about it?


9179
9277
9166


9436
9398
9574


Which do you prefer: listening to music or
watching TV? Why?


9209


9338


What was the last song/track you bought and
why?


9474

French Vocabulary:
Topic: Music/Film/Reading
IDs: VB341 VB342 VB343 VB344

Topic: Hobbies/Interests
IDs: VB417 VB418 VB419 VB420 VB421 VB422 VB423 VB424 VB425

German Vocabulary:
Topic: Music/Film/Reading
IDs: VB349 VB350 VB351 VB352

Topic: Hobbies/Interests
IDs: VB426 VB427 VB428 VB429 VB430 VB431 VB432 VB433 VB434

Sport

TitleFrench
ID
German
ID

Have you ever attended a big sporting event?
Did you enjoy it? Why/why not?


9137
9120


9418
9529


What sports do you like?


9206


9333


Team sports or individual sports? Why?


9477

French Vocabulary:
Topic: Sporting Events
IDs: VB401 VB402 VB403 VB404

Topic: Hobbies/Interests
IDs: VB417 VB418 VB419 VB420 VB421 VB422 VB423 VB424 VB425

German Vocabulary:
Topic: Sporting Events
IDs: VB409 VB410 VB411 VB412

Topic: Hobbies/Interests
IDs: VB426 VB427 VB428 VB429 VB430 VB431 VB432 VB433 VB434

Fast Food

TitleFrench ID

Are you for or against fast food? Why?


9299

French Vocabulary:
Topic: Lifestyle (Healthy Eating and Exercise)
IDs: VB268 VB269 VB270 VB271 VB272 VB273 VB274 VB275 VB276 VB277

Weekend

TitleFrench
ID
German
ID

What are you going to do in your free time
next weekend?


9213


9339

French Vocabulary:
Topic: Music/Film/Reading
IDs: VB341 VB342 VB343 VB344

Topic: Sporting Events
IDs: VB401 VB402 VB403 VB404

Topic: Hobbies/Interests
IDs: VB417 VB418 VB419 VB420 VB421 VB422 VB423 VB424 VB425

Topic: Leisure Activities
IDs: VB373 VB374 VB375 VB376 VB377 VB378 VB379

German Vocabulary:
Topic: Music/Film/Reading
IDs: VB349 VB350 VB351 VB352

Topic: Sporting Events
IDs: VB409 VB410 VB412

Internet

TitleFrench
ID
German
ID

Talking about social media.


9108


9548


What do you think about the popularity of
social media in your country?


9178
9161
9276


9394
9439
9575



What sites do you use most on the internet?



9302


Apple or Google. Why?


9476


Smartphone or normal mobile. Why?


9475

French Vocabulary:
Topic: Blogs/Internet
IDs: VB357

German Vocabulary:
Topic: Blogs/Internet
IDs: VB359

News

TitleFrench
ID
German
ID

Do you think that it is important to stay up to
date with the news? Why/why not?


9181
9280


9579
9443
9396

French Vocabulary:
Topic: General Interest and Media
IDs: VB300 VB301 VB302 VB303 VB304 VB305

German Vocabulary:
Topic: General Interest and Media
IDs: VB318 VB319 VB320 VB321 VB322 VB323

Clothing

TitleFrench
ID

What do you think about luxury branded clothing?


9300


What was the last item of clothing that you bought?


9301

French Vocabulary:
Topic: Fashion/Celebrities/Religion
IDs: VB361 VB362 VB363

Topic: Shopping
IDs: VB978 VB979 VB980 VB981 VB982 VB975 VB983 VB984 VB985

Christmas

TitleFrench
ID
German
ID

What did you do last Christmas holiday?


9210


9332

Celebrities

TitleGerman
ID

What do you think about the way we worship celebrities?


9469

German Vocabulary:
Topic: Fashion/Celebrities/Religion
IDs: VB367 VB368 VB369

Books

TitleGerman
ID

What do you think about Kindles (electronic books)?


9472

German Vocabulary:
Topic: Music/Film/Reading
IDs: VB349 VB350 VB351 VB352

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