Favourite things

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A (boy)

My favourite thing has to be my new tablet. It's really light and quite small, so I take it with me everywhere. I'm always writing messages to friends and it's big enough to do college work on it too. It takes really good photos, and I play games and listen to music on it as well, of course. I often download films onto it and watch them in bed. My mum says I'm addicted, because I'm always on it. I even read things on it at breakfast time. I'm not allowed to at dinner time, though. I have to be polite and talk to people then. 'Welcome back to real life,' my mum says.

B (girl)

My favourite thing? Does my cat count as a thing? She's not really a thing, but anyway. She's a really beautiful little cat. I've had her since she was four months old. You know how some cats are really independent and hardly talk to you? I know cats don't really talk, but you know what I mean. Well, she's not like that at all. She's really affectionate and comes up to me as soon as I get home, purring away like mad. She makes a lot of noise for a tiny thing. She loves being stroked and comes and curls up next to me when I'm on the sofa. She's great company.

C (boy)

My new scooter! It's quite small, but fun, and just what I needed for getting around the city. I used to have quite a long walk to the metro, then a longish walk at the other end to get to college. But now I can just whiz there on my scooter. And there's no problem parking, there's always space for it. You have to be careful with the cars and lorries – they don't always see you – and when it rains the surface of the road is terrible, it gets really slippery. But in general it's perfect for me, and I can fit a friend on the back too – I've got an extra helmet for a friend. It's great. Riding along makes me feel so free.

D (girl)

This might sound a bit old-fashioned, but my sewing machine is my favourite thing. I'm studying fashion and love making things, as well as designing them. I also love clothes myself and often buy second-hand clothes –  everyone loves the “vintage” look at the moment – and then I adapt them to my size. It's much easier using a machine to do that than doing it by hand. I do alterations for my mum and my sister too. If I don't make it as a designer, I suppose I can always set up my own alterations and customising business. Customising clothes, by taking things off and adding things on, is actually very creative, so I wouldn't mind that.

E (boy)

My set of Japanese knives. That sounds a bit sinister, doesn't it, but I'm not a murderer or anything. They're chef's knives and the best ones come from Japan. Cooking is my new hobby. I got into it when I started watching Masterchef on TV. Then I went to an evening class for beginners, and I haven't looked back since. I try and have a dinner for between four and eight friends every two or three weeks. That gives me something to work towards and I always do new dishes so they can try them out and give me feedback. It's quite an expensive hobby if you use good ingredients, but now my friends help towards the cost. They still get a good meal for a very low price.


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Submitted by Kanthrakorn031 on Tue, 08/20/2019 - 15:43

My favorite thing is the Phone and HeadPhones. I tend to carry it’s all the time. Because of free time, I like to listen to music. It’s makes me feel relaxed and feel great.

Submitted by BassTiwatep on Tue, 08/20/2019 - 14:26

My Mom My mum is the best mum in the whole world. She is very beautiful and caring. She helps me do my homework. During the night she tells me good stories. She wakes me in the morning and helps me get ready for school. She takes care of me when I am sick. My mum corrects my mistakes. I love my mum so much. Tiwatep005
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Submitted by MeiwChanisa016 on Tue, 08/20/2019 - 14:15

I like cartoon one piece very much because it makes me know friendship. No matter how much trouble we have, we and friends will pass it together if there is harmony.

Submitted by Apichai014 on Tue, 08/20/2019 - 13:50

My favourite thing is listen a music because when i listening and when i doing a homework, i will so happy and relax very much. when i going to sleep, i like to listin before go to sleep every day :).

Submitted by suthineeing001 on Tue, 08/20/2019 - 13:46

My favorite thing is clothes. When going to the market or the mall, I like to buy beautiful clothes. When I get my own, it feels good. {YosoThon Thailan 001}

Submitted by oilsasimaporn003 on Tue, 08/20/2019 - 13:13

I like the camera because What does it focus on at ease? Better than blurring and sorry Because life is short Too much to waste time for anything that causes us suffering (yasothon Thalian 003)

Submitted by Apisit0012 on Tue, 08/20/2019 - 12:01

My favourite thing are sweet food because it make me happy and relax.

Submitted by kritsanawechakama on Tue, 08/20/2019 - 11:47

I like Joox because I like listening to music. It makes me feel good when I hear music. (Yosothon Thailan 002)

Submitted by mintsri022 on Tue, 08/20/2019 - 11:02

What favorite and enjoy on the weekend is my bedroom with soft music. It is my happiness and it gives me a lot of ideas for work.

Submitted by Phatcharin018 on Tue, 08/20/2019 - 09:30

My favorite thing is playing games and listening to music. I will listen to music on a regular basis, but I will play the game when I am free.

Submitted by jariya6232040024 on Tue, 08/20/2019 - 09:14

My favorite thing is to dress, it makes me confident that I'm always beautiful. When I didn't dress, it made me not confident in myself. And I like to dress in my free time
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Submitted by MeiwChanisa016 on Tue, 08/20/2019 - 09:10

I like cartoon one piece very much because it makes me know friendship. No matter how much trouble we have, we and friends will pass it together if there is harmony.

Submitted by Phatcharin021 on Tue, 08/20/2019 - 07:18

What I like is the LINE TV app because there are movies and programs for me to see because it makes me enjoy and relax. I like to watch in my spare time.

Submitted by Rungthawi026 on Tue, 08/20/2019 - 06:51

My favourite thing is my Game i think it's very good for me because when i'm bored TT i can play a game for relax and meet many people.

Submitted by Khanittha023 on Tue, 08/20/2019 - 06:27

My favorite thing is YouTube because there are many things to watch such as movies and music. I like watching movies and listening to music a lot. It makes me relax and happy. And I like to play when I'm free

Submitted by KanokwanB020 on Tue, 08/20/2019 - 06:17

My favorite thing is the game pubg mobile . Although I played it very bad. But i like to play it a lot. I will play it in my free time.

Submitted by Thammatorn025 on Tue, 08/20/2019 - 05:55

My favourite things is my Gundam because it is polygom

Submitted by Panupong013 on Tue, 08/20/2019 - 05:11

My favourite thing are my mobile phone. When i go out, i will always take it. i can talk to my girlfriend and friend through social networks. When i want to take a beautiful pictures, i can take a photo. it make me addict because i'm always on it but i don't play all the time, I play when i was free :>

Submitted by Wasin010 on Thu, 08/15/2019 - 08:31

My favourite thing are my bluetooth headphones.They color are blue, and they're really light. so I can take it with me. I'm use it at college to listening to music when I was free.

Submitted by Thu on Mon, 08/12/2019 - 08:35

My favourite things are sweet foods, for example like flan cake, condensed milk, cheese...It makes me feel relax and powerful, of course. : >

Submitted by Tina on Thu, 07/04/2019 - 06:26

There is a picture in my bedroom that I sewed when I was in grade 3. In this picture, there is a little girl embracing a big heart. Her cute face looks very happy and pleased ! I love it a lot because it is the first picture that I made by my hand!

Submitted by rahatrrahman on Sat, 04/06/2019 - 16:20

Oww!!! Now I can tell that which is my favourite thing. I like to travel by my stylist bycycle. So without any dought my favourite thing is my bycycle.

Submitted by ayesha016 on Wed, 04/03/2019 - 06:46

Google is my favourite thing as I can learn many things from it.

Submitted by Ashta on Wed, 04/03/2019 - 06:15

My favourite things is my doll.I call him cuty.Though i am not a little girl but i like to play with my doll.It's my favourite thing because whenever i feel lonely i spent my time with this doll.

Submitted by chowdhury___shreya on Tue, 04/02/2019 - 13:38

my favorite thing is my phone. i always take it with me everywhere. it is so useful . when i feel bored i use to play games on it. its also help me to collect all the information's of the world .by my phone i can call my favorite persons at anytime from anywhere.everyone think that i am addicted bcs i am always in it but i am not .

Submitted by Refat on Tue, 04/02/2019 - 08:01

my favourite things is playing guitar.The guitar is a string instrument which is played by plucking the strings.The main parts of a guitar are the body,the fretboard,the headstock and the strings.I just love play guitar.when I be sitting with guitar I feel the music very well. In my free time I am playing guitar.
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Submitted by Faruk on Tue, 04/02/2019 - 06:53

Every man or woman has some hobbies, i have also a hobby. Very often my hobby is using Computer. By using computer i can learn a lot of things and it gives me all the information of the world and also it gives me entertainment. I can watch movies, listen songs, all kinds of videos etc. At present computer is using various places such as school, colleges, universities, different kinds of government or private offices. By using computer i can communicate with foreigner. that's why using computer is my hobby.

Submitted by tajima on Mon, 04/01/2019 - 10:32

Well my mobile phone is oneof my favourite things now.I spend my most of the times with it.My mother thinksthat I'm addict with this but I'm not.I click pictures with this.I also uses social media on this.So that'sall about my favorite thing.

Submitted by Asif on Mon, 04/01/2019 - 05:37

My favorite thing is mobile phone. Beceause it give me all the news of the world.It give me entertainment. Ithas a great time pass.

Submitted by Wrideta on Mon, 04/01/2019 - 15:38

My favourite thing is Personal Compute cause it helps me to do various works. I prepare my presentation through it. Sometimes I watch movies in my leisure time. I also practice Writing in MS Word through it. It's really helpful to us.

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Submitted by FatimaH on Thu, 02/21/2019 - 18:13

One of my hobbies is watching films . Most of the time I watch detective serials , my favorites are "Bones" and "Unforgettable " . I love good medicine serials and films . I discofered a new serial " Good doctor " and it seems like very interesting serial. But right now I have a lot school homeworks, projects preparations for exams so I litteraly don't have any spare time to start watching it.

Submitted by Mihael on Thu, 01/24/2019 - 14:29

My favourite things is my pets. I have a dog and two rabbits. Both of them have a white fur and very cute face. But I mostly love my dog as my daily favourite things because he give me happiness every day :)

Submitted by YuliaPod on Wed, 06/27/2018 - 14:18

My favorite thing is my cat. Because it is very playful and beautiful. It likes to wake me when I sleep.
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Submitted by Batgirl on Wed, 05/23/2018 - 15:56

I don't have a favorite thing. I like some things more than others, some less than others, but I don't have one thing that I would love the most.

Submitted by YuliaPod on Thu, 06/28/2018 - 13:33

My favorite thing is my selfie stick. My mom gave it to me for the birthday.

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Submitted by bilko on Thu, 04/19/2018 - 18:09

No doubt, my favourite thing is my piano. I like it very much (Me gusta mucho). I can play Chopin's Vals, it makes me feel very happy. I advice everybody to play the piano.

Submitted by Przepior on Tue, 03/06/2018 - 18:43

My favourite thing is my mobile phone . I can to talk with my friend at the phone. I love to do pictures with my girlfriend.

Submitted by Callejaaa on Tue, 01/09/2018 - 13:58

Os so beautifoul the excercise
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