43 (IELTS Speaking) Part 2 – Describe a hobby you enjoy doing mới nhất

Describe a hobby you enjoy doing

 

You should say:

  • What the hobby is
  • What materials or tools you need for it
  • How you learned to do it
  • And explain why you enjoy it

You’ve asked me to describe a hobby that I enjoy doing. And the first thing that pops into my head is making handmade cards.This is quite a popular hobby in Vietnam and you can see many beautiful and intricately made cards for sale in the cities. In order to make a card, scissors, glue, tape, and papers in various colours are some of the must-have things on the list. All of these materials can be easily bought at a nearby bookstore at a reasonable price. I can’t really recall when I first learned how to make a card but I do remember that I started to make a lot of cards when I was in high school. Making handmade cards is a hobby that I have enjoyed doing for so many years and I actually make some money from selling them. The small financial benefit that it brings is one of the reasons why I like doing it. In addition to that, it’s an activity that requires creativity and that’s something I’m good at. The process of brainstorming new styles for the cards is both rewarding and relaxing at the same time. I love to be able to go from having a vague idea of a new style of card in my head to the crafting process and watching it take shape to having the final product in my hands. It may seem like a small thing but I get such a sense of achievement out of doing it. I think making things with your hands is a really meditative  thing to do and it helps me clear my mind.

 

USEFUL VOCABULARY

  1. intricately (adverb): phức tạp, có nhiều chi tiết nhỏ
  2. brainstorming (noun): động não
  3. a vague idea: một ý tưởng mơ hồ, chưa rõ ràng
  4. a sense of achievement: cảm giác thành công
  5. meditative (adjective): thiền định, suy nghĩ sâu sắc