345 Holiday Hobbies


Lesie talks about what she like to do when she has free time.

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Simon: Hi! What's your name?

Lesie: My name is Lesie Gregory.

Simon: And do you want to tell us about your hobbies?

Lesie: Sure, I'll tell you about my hobbies.

Simon: OK. What are they?

Lesie: My first hobby is going to the gym. I go to the gym three times a week. I do floor execises, aerobics classes, swimming and I do weight training.

Simon: Of all those things, what are your favorites? What's your favorite? What's your favorite thing to do?

Lesie: My favorite thing to do is either swimming or what they call auqa-aerobics.

Simon: Aqua-aerobics? What's that?

Lesie: Well, actually, there's different kinds of aqua-aerobics. It's just like an aerobics class but it's in a swimming pool, so there's, so you're not putting pressure on your joints when you're jumping up and down.

Simon: Ah, cool! Any other hobbies?

Lesie: Yeah, um, because it's going to be Christmas soon, I'll be able to enjoy my hobby of baking.

Simon: So what kind of things do you bake?

Lesie: Oh, well, sometimes I bake pies, like pumpkin pies or pecan pie. Pecan pies are very famous where I come from in Florida because we have pecan trees and then sometimes I do cakes, like really rich cakes like red velvet cakes, or carrot cakes, but this year I'm going to be baking cookies.

Simon: Cookies! What kind of cookies, Leslie?

Lesie: Ah, let's see this year's cookies are going to be the traditional Christmas sugar cookie, which is a big cookie in a kind of a Christmas shape, like a Christmas tree or Santa Claus with icing or some colored sugar, very yummy, and some M&M cookies with red a green M&M's.

Simon: Oh, wow! Sounds interesting! OK. I've got a question, or I've got something to ask you.

Lesie: Describe how your cookies taste? Use your three favorite adjectives?
Three favorite adjectives? Soft, moist, and sweet!


Learn Vocabulary from the lesson

floor exercises

I do floor exercises, aerobics classes, swimming and I do weight training.

When you do 'floor exercises' it means that you do not use any equipment, just your own body weight.

Notice the following:

  1. I always do some floor exercises when I go to the gym.
  2. I have learned some new floor exercises and they seem really good.

joints

You're not putting pressure on your joints when you're jumping up and down.

'Joints' are the areas in the body that allow your limbs to bend and move. Elbows, knees and ankles are examples of joints.

Notice the following:

  1. If you take cod liver oil it will help your joints.
  2. Swimming is kinder on your joints than running.

rich

I do cakes, like really rich cakes like red velvet cakes.

When food is 'rich' it means that it is very tasty and high in fat it is usually so sweet or heavy that you can't eat very much of it.

Notice the following:

  1. I can't eat too much rich food or I will feel sick.
  2. I have eaten a lot of rich food this year.

traditional

This year's cookies are going to be the traditional Christmas sugar cookie.

'Traditional' means that something has been done year after year and has a history and an important significance for you.

Notice the following:

  1. Every family has their own traditions.
  2. I think traditions are great as the give a structure to Christmas.

yummy

A big cookie in a kind of a Christmas shape, like a Christmas tree or Santa Claus with icing or some colored sugar, very yummy.

When a food is 'yummy' it means that it tastes good.

Notice the following:

  1. The cake that you baked me was yummy.
  2. The shop has all sorts of yummy cakes and sweets.

 

Answer the following questions about the interview.

 

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Vocabulary Challenge

Complete the sentences with the words below.
floor exercises • joints • rich
traditional • yummy
  1. A hot chocolate sounds really to me right now.
  2. Most of the food my mother makes is very . She learned how to make it from her mother.
  3. My knee are a little sore from all that hiking yesterday.
  4. The personal trainer told me that I should run less and start doing more.
  5. I don't know how you can eat so much food and not feel sick.