What do you like to do in your free time? Do you like hanging out at home or do you prefer to go out every day? Are there any activities you’re really into?
However you spend your days, there are expressions that can help you talk about your plans and activities.
Below, we go through 15 phrasal verbs to talk about leisure time activities.
1. Be into
→ To be interested in something
Are you into soccer? I have an extra ticket to the game on Saturday if you’d like to come.
→ To meet with a friend and talk about what you have been doing recently
I’m so glad you’re back from your vacation! Let’s get a coffee tomorrow and catch up.
→ To go somewhere with someone
You can’t stay home on this beautiful evening. Come out with us—we’re going for a walk.
→ To casually visit someone’s home
If you have time later, you should drop by for a drink.
→ To have a meal at a restaurant
I’m so glad the lockdown restrictions have ended in my city. I’ve been so excited to eat out!
→ To meet with someone
I can’t believe half the summer is gone already. We need to get together and have a beach day soon!
→ To leave one’s home, often to do something fun
I’ve worked hard all week; I’m ready for the weekend so I can finally go out!
→ To spend time with someone, not doing anything important
I don’t really feel like going to a movie. Do you want to come here and just hang out?
→ To participate in an activity
My friend hosts a game night every Friday. You should join in sometime!
→ To organize an activity
You have a three-year-old son too? We should set up a playdate!
→ To arrive, sometimes unexpectedly
Can you believe he showed up at my house even though he wasn’t invited to the party?
→ To register for an activity
I wanted to try something new so I signed up for a dance class.
→ To take someone somewhere socially
I like you—can I take you out to dinner sometime?
→ To be involved in an organized activity; to participate
It’s important to get involved with our kids’ school. I take part in all of their fundraisers.
→ To join someone in their plans
Oh, you’re going to the new exhibit at the art gallery? Can I tag along?
Hopefully, we’ve given you a bit of extra vocabulary to talk about your leisure activities. Take some time to review and remember them so you can take part in every conversation about plans and activities!
本記事の執筆者：Andrea Byaruhanga（education technolgy writer based in Vancouver, Canada.）