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Sample Essay: "My Hobby"

This sample essay can be referred to by students when writing their own essays about their hobbies.

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Sample Essay – ‘My Hobby’



My favorite hobby is playing drums. I spend a lot of my free time playing drums. I started learning to play drums when I was 9 years old. I played in my school’s band. When I was 12, I got a private drum teacher and started to really enjoy playing.


My parents bought me a drum set and I started practicing every day after school. It was very loud, but my mother never complained. I improved a lot, and playing drums has been my favorite hobby ever since.


Now, I play drums in a band with my friend Dan, who plays guitar. We write songs, perform, and practice twice a week. It’s still as fun as it was when I first started playing!


Review: There are many past tense verbs above. Underline all of the past tense verbs that you can find.


Circle any words that you don’t know, and look them up in a dictionary

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