Talking about your interests is a great way to get to know someone.
Read the explanations. Then, answer the questions.
1. The phrase not one’s cup of tea is used to politely say that you don’t like something.
Baking is not my cup of tea.
Q: What isn’t your cup of tea?
2. To be into something means to be interested in something.
Andy’s into all kinds of sports. His apartment is full of sports equipment.
Q: Are you also into sports?
Taisuke and his Filipino coworker Joy are talking during their lunch break.
Is that Darkness Spies?
Yeah. You know this novel?
Kind of. I didn’t know you’re into mystery novels.
Yeah, I love trying to guess the ending of them. I think I know who the bad guy is in Darkness Spies already.
I thought I knew too, but the ending really surprised me!
Oh, so you’ve read this before?
No, actually, reading isn’t my cup of tea. But I watched the movie!
Replace the underlined parts with expressions from the box. The form of some expressions may need to be changed.
Tutor: Do you want to go see the new art exhibit with me?
Student: Sorry, I don’t like art. → Sorry, art isn’t my cup of tea.
Tutor: Did you see the photos that Mari took from the top of Mt. Fuji?
Student: No, I didn’t! I had no idea that she likes mountain climbing.
Tutor: I have an extra ticket to the music festival this weekend. Are you interested?
Student: Sorry, I dislike music festivals. I don’t like big crowds.
You and your new coworker from the US are talking during your break. Get to know each other by talking about your hobbies and interests.
- not one's cup of tea
- be into something
I can talk about my interests.
LESSON GOAL ACHIEVEMENT
Could complete the task with ease
Could complete the task with some clarifications
Could complete the task with additional instructions
Could somehow complete the task with difficulty
the ability to use a wide variety of vocabulary
the ability to speak correctly
the ability to speak smoothly without pauses or fillers
the ability to manage a conversation