Love it / Hate it
Todd: So, Meg, what do you like to do in your free time?
Meg: Actually, I love cooking. I like to try new dishes and I love baking as well.
Todd: Oh, nice. That's interesting. Because I hate cooking.
Meg: Oh, really?
Todd: Yeah. And I don't know anything about baking, but I like cleaning. Cleaning is relaxing.
Meg: Really? Is that true?
Todd: Yeah. Really, I like cleaning. So, my house is usually very clean.
Meg: My house is usually clean also, but I don't like cleaning very much.
Todd: Yeah, I think most people don't like cleaning. But some people think cleaning is relaxing. Like me.
Meg: That's true. What else do you like to do?
Todd: Well, I like exercising. I like going to the gym. I like listening to podcasts. So, I listen to a lot of podcasts a lot. I like surfing the internet. And sometimes, I enjoy reading books.
Meg: I also enjoy reading books when I have time.
Todd: But these days, I often listen to books instead. I listen to audiobooks.
Meg: Oh really?
Todd: Yeah, I like listening to audiobooks.
Todd: Because I can exercise at the same time.
Meg: So, exercising and reading at the same time.
Todd: Yeah, it's fun. So, I love jogging and I go jogging almost every day, usually for one hour. I listen to audiobooks when I jog.
Meg: So, you can do two things at once.
Todd: Very important. Multitasking. I love multitasking.
Meg: Sounds like you're good at multitasking.
Todd: Let's talk about outdoor activities. Do you like doing yard work?
Meg: I don't especially like doing yard work. But right now, I don't have a yard. So, doing yard work isn't something I have to worry about. What about you?
Todd: I like doing yard work. I think it's very relaxing. It's like cleaning. So, I enjoy it. But like you, I don't have a yard. So, now I don't do yard work very much. Or I can't do yard work.
Meg: So, you like gardening if you have a yard?
Todd: Yeah. I grew up on a big house. So, we have lots of yard work, lots of gardening. So, yeah.
Todd: But what about other things like hiking, do you like hiking?
Meg: I love hiking. Anything that is in nature, I love doing. I love hiking. I love kayaking. I love canoeing. Any outdoor sports. Do you like hiking?
Todd: I do. I'm with you. I love hiking. What about things like rock climbing?
Meg: I have never been rock climbing. Have you gone rock climbing?
Todd: No. Rock climbing looks dangerous. So, I'm still scared.
Todd: So, I've never done rock climbing either. What about things like singing and dancing? Do you enjoy singing and dancing?
Meg: I enjoy singing, but I'm not very good at it. So, I like singing when I'm alone or in my car. Are you good at singing?
Todd: No, I'm terrible at singing. So, I hate singing. I really, really hate singing. But I like going to karaoke and listening to people sing.
Meg: Yeah, some people are really good at singing. What about dancing?
Todd: I hate dancing too. Yeah, I'm not good at dancing. So, dancing is very embarrassing for me. I don't like it.
Meg: I'm not good at dancing either.
Todd: Are there any other activities you really dislike doing? Like for me, I hate writing letters. For example, I don't like writing thank you letters. I don't like writing anything with my hand. Typing is okay. I don't mind typing things, but I hate writing.
Meg: So, using your hand to write, you hate writing?
Todd: Yeah, I like typing. Fingers is okay. Thumb is okay on the phone. I don't mind texting, I don't mind typing. I just don't like physically writing with a pencil or a pen.
Meg: Yeah. Pen or a pencil, like writing a letter.
Todd: Right. Because my writing is really bad, and it's hard to read. So, it's embarrassing.
Meg: I'm sure it's fine.
Todd: Yeah. How about you? For example, do you like iron in your clothes?
Meg: I don't like having my clothes, but my clothes usually don't need ironing, so I don't have to worry about it too much. I don't like doing laundry. It's related to ironing clothes. So, it takes a long time. And the clothes, I have to dry the clothes. So, doing laundry is a little bit boring for me.
Todd: I don't mind doing laundry if I go to the coin laundry, but I hate hanging my laundry out. I hate hanging out my laundry. It takes forever. I don't know why, you put it out, you take it back in, it just takes so much time.
Meg: That's funny. I'm kind of the opposite. I don't mind hanging out my laundry, because I like saving money, so I don't have to use money at the coin laundry.
Todd: Plus, you are helping the environment.
Meg: That's true. I like helping the earth.
Todd: Yeah, I should change. Okay. Thanks Meg.
- I love swimming.
- Running is good for your health.
- Smoking is bad for you health.
- I love driving in the countryside.
- Dancing is fun.
- Learning a new language is difficult.
- Traveling can be expensive.
- Cooking is very relaxing for me.
- I hate doing dishes.
- I love playing video games.
- I start working tomorrow.
- My hobby is making model planes.
- I hate doing dishes. It is so boring.
- I love playing video games, but it can be addictive.
- Traveling can be expensive, but it is always worth it.
- My hobby is making model planes, but it is expensive.