Speak about hobbies and pastimes

Level Upper Elementary

  1. A hobby is what you like to do in your free time.
  2. An interesting hobby is important to have a good life.
  3. Hobbies differ like tastes.
  4. Hobbies are divided into four large groups: doing things, making things, collecting things, and learning things.
  5. The most popular of all hobby groups is doing things.
  6. It includes a wide variety of activities, such as gardening, cycling, traveling, playing chess, playing computer games, etc.
  7. Gardening is the oldest of man’s hobbies.
  8. The English are very fond of gardening and growing flowers, especially roses.
  9. Making things includes drawing, painting, handicrafts, playing musical instruments, etc.
  10. Collecting things is a very popular hobby.
  11. Almost everyone collects something at some period of his life: stamps, coins, badges, matchboxes, books, records, postcards, toys, watches, paintings, etc.
  12. Some collections have no real value.
  13. Others become so large and so valuable that they are housed in museums and galleries.
  14. Learning things includes such activities as reading, going to the theatre, museums, art galleries, cinema, etc.
  15. No matter what kind of hobby a person has, he always has the opportunity of learning from it.
  16. Learning things can be the most exciting aspect of a hobby.
  17. Learning things broadens our outlook and trains our mind.
  18. Interesting hobbies and pastimes are important for a healthy life.
  19. My hobby is … (My hobbies are …)

Check whether you know the words

  • pastime – проведення часу
  • taste – смак
  • differ – відрізнятися
  • divide – ділитися
  • include – включати
  • a wide variety of activities – широка різноманітність видів діяльності
  • especially – особливо
  • period – період
  • matchbox – коробка сiрників
  • record – платівка
  • value – цінність
  • valuable – цінний
  • no matter – не має значення
  • opportunity – можливість
  • exciting – хвилюючий
  • aspect – аспект, вид
  • broaden outlook – розширіти світогляд
  • train our mind – тренувати наш розум
  • healthy life – здорове життя