Hobbies and Leisure

HOBBIES AND LEISURE

Hobbies and Leisure

Hobbies and Leisure

Grammar:

Get to know these useful verbs:

amsieren (sich) – to amuse (oneself)GCSE German - To Swim

laufen – to run

spielen – to play

wandern – to walk

hren – to listen

kommen – to come

lachen – to laugh

lesen – to read

mitgehen – to go along

mitkommen – to come along

rennen – to run

schwimmen – to swim

treffen (sich mit) – to meet (with)

unterhalten (sich) – to talk

whlen – to choose

Reflexive verbs:

Treffen, unterhalten and amsieren are reflexive verbs which means you need to use them with myself/ himself/ herself. For example, in English we say, “I wash myself”. Reflexive verbs are more common in German than they are in English and they are used in places that we don’t necessarily have them in English. For example: sich treffen mit. You wouldn’t say “I meet myself with somebody” in English but in German it needs to be reflexive to make sense, so you say: “Ich treffe mich mit…”

Now learn the following vocabulary on sport and leisure activities:

Das Sport – sportGCSE German - Sports Equipment

das Badminton – badminton

angeln – to fish

das Fitnesszentrum – fitness centre

der Fuball – football

kegeln – to bowl

klettern – to climb

Rad fahren – to cycle

reiten – to ride

das Schwimmbad – swimming pool

segeln – to sail

spazieren gehen – to walk

das Spiel – game

turnen – to do gymnastics

Sport treiben – to work out

das Tischtennis – table tennis

Freizeit die – spare timeGCSE German - Hobbies

das Buch – book

das Bergsteigen – mountain climbing

die Diskothek – disco

die Gitarre – guitar

das Kino – cinema

das Interesse – interest

das Klavier – piano

Lieblings – favourite

die Musik – music

der Spa – fun

Spa machen – to be fun

die Unterhaltung – entertainment

zusammen – together

1. Test it – Read the following text about Tobias and decide whether the statements below are true or false.

Tobias interessiert sich fr Sport und Musik. Er geht jeden Tag in Schwimmbad und wrde gern das Bergsteigen versuchen, weil er gern wandert. Tobias spielt das Klavier und lernt auch die Gitarre. Seine Freunde gehen manchmal ins Kino aber er geht nicht oft mit, weil er keine Lust hat. Lesen macht auch kein Spa fr Tobias. Er wre lieber beim Fitnesszentrum.

a) Tobias goes swimming frequently (true)

b) He enjoys going mountain climbing (false)

c) He is learning how to play the guitar (true)

d) He always goes to the cinema with his friends (false)

e) Tobias would rather read a book than go to the gym (false)

2. Remember it- writing practice:

1) What do you do in your spare time?

2) What’s your favourite Hobby and how often do you do it?

3) What’s your least favourite activity and why?

4) Is there anything you would like to take up?

Extra Free Time Vocab:

aktiv – activeGCSE German - Ice Skating

aufregend – exciting

Eislaufen das – ice skating

Freibad das – outdoor pool

Geige die – violin

gewinnen – to win

Gruppe die – group

Hallenbad das – indoor pool

Handball der – handball

Klarinette die – clarinet

klassisch – classical

Klub der – club

Konzert das – concert

Lied das – song

Lust die – desire

Mitglied das – member

Schach das – chess

Schlittschuh laufen – to ice skate

Segelboot das – sailboat

Spieler der – player

Spielzeug das – toy

Wasserskilaufen das – water-skiing