6-6 “Hobbies and Interests”

Module 6, Unit 6

“Hobbies and Interests”

Base Sentences – (826-840)

826 My hobby is collecting stamps. Do you have a hobby?

826 Увлечения собирает марки. У вас есть хобби?

827 I’ve always thought photography would be an interesting hobby.

827 Я всегда думал, фотографии было бы интересным хобби.

828 Some people like horseback riding, but I prefer golfing as a hobby.

828 Некоторые люди, как верховая езда, но я предпочитаю играть в гольф в качестве хобби.

829 Do you have any special interests other than your job?

829 Есть ли у вас особые интересы, кроме работы?

830 Learning foreign languages is just an avocation with me.

830 Изучение иностранных языков просто призвание со мной.

831 I find stamp collecting relaxing and it takes my mind off my work.

831 Я считаю, коллекционированием марок расслабляющий и он принимает меня от моей работы.

832 On weekends I like to get my mind of my work by reading good books.

832 В выходные дни я хотел бы получить мой взгляд моей работы, читая хорошие книги.

833 My cousin is a member of a drama club. He seems to enjoy acting.

833 Мой двоюродный брат является членом клуба драмы. Он, кажется, любит действовать.

834 He plays the piano for his own enjoyment.

834 Он играет на пианино для собственного удовольствия.

835 I’ve gotten interested in hi-fi. I’m building my own equipment.

835 я получил заинтересованы в Привет-Fi. Я строю свое собственное оборудование.

836 He’s not a professional. He plays the piano for the fun of it.

836 Он не профессионал. Он играет на пианино для удовольствия.

837 I’ve heard of unusual hobbies, but I’ve never heard of that one.

837 Я слышал о необычных хобби, но я никогда не слышал об этом один.

838 The trouble with photography is that it’s an expensive hobby.

838 Проблема с фотографии в том, что это дорогое хобби.

839 That’s a rare set of coins. How long did it take you to collect them?

839 Это редкий набор монет. Сколько времени вам понадобилось, чтобы собрать их?

840 I started a new hobby. I got tired of working in the garden.

840 Я начал новое хобби. Я устал от работы в саду.

Verb Study

1. collect =

(A) How long did it take you to collect those coins? (B) I collected them last year. (C) John collects coins, but Henry collects stamps. (D) I’m collecting stamps, too. (A) Как долго вам понадобилось, чтобы собрать эти монеты? (B) я собрал их в прошлом году. (C) Джон собирает монеты, но Генри собирает марки. (D) Я собираю марки, тоже.

2. take (one’s) mind off =

(A) Stamp collecting takes my mind off my work. (B) He needed something to take his mind off his work. (C) His new hobby seems to be taking his mind off his work. (D) His new hobby took his mind off his work. (A) Филателия занимает мои мысли от моей работы. (B) Ему нужно было что-то, чтобы отвлечься от своей работы. (C) Его новое увлечение, кажется, принимает его разум с его работой. (D) Его новое увлечение взял его от мыслей о его работе.

3. get (one’s) mind off

(A) On weekends I like to get my mind off my work. (B) He got his mind off his work by reading his new book. (C) You haven’t gotten your mind off your job all evening. (D) I’m interested in getting my mind off my work. Can you suggest a hobby? (A) В выходные дни я хотел бы получить меня от моей работы. (B) Он получил его от мыслей о своей работе, читая его новую книгу. (C) вы не получили свой ​​ум от вашей работы весь вечер. (D) Я заинтересован в получении меня от моей работы. Можете ли вы предложить своим хобби?

4. start =

(A) I started a new hobby last week. (B) He’s starting a new hobby this month. (C) He always starts something and then doesn’t finish it. (D) If I had started this hobby last year, I would have collected a lot of stamps by now. (A) я начал новое хобби прошлой неделе. (B) Он начинает новое хобби в этом месяце. (C) Он всегда начинается что-то, а затем не закончить его. (D) если бы я начал это увлечение в прошлом году, я бы собрал много марок в настоящее время.

5. hear (of) =

(A) I’ve heard of a lot of different hobbies. (B) Have you ever heard of collecting stamps as a hobby? (C) If a new stamp comes out, he hears of it immediately. (D) If I had heard of that before, I would have remembered it. (А) Я слышал о много разных увлечений. (B) Вы когда-нибудь слышали собирать марки в качестве хобби? (C) Если новый штамп выходит, он слышит его немедленно. (D), слышал ли я об этом раньше, я бы запомнил.

Word Substitution Drills

1a My hobby is collecting stamps. Do you have a hobby?

1b My hobby is collecting records. Do you have a hobby?

1c My hobby is collecting coins. Do you have a hobby?

1d My hobby is collecting butterflies. Do you have a hobby?

1e My hobby is collecting books. Do you have a hobby?

1f My hobby is collecting model ships. Do you have a hobby?

2a I’ve always thought photography would be an interesting hobby.

2b I’ve always thought amateur radio would be an interesting hobby.

2c I’ve always thought car racing would be an interesting hobby.

3a Some people like horseback riding, but I prefer golfing as a hobby.

3b Some people like horseback riding, but I prefer tennis as as a hobby.

3c Some people like horseback riding, but I prefer flying as as a hobby.

3d Some people like horseback riding, but I prefer croquet as a hobby.

3e Some people like horseback riding, but I prefer ping-pong as a hobby.

3f Some people like horseback riding, but I prefer model building as a hobby.

4a Do you have any special interests other than your job?

4b Do you have any special interests besides your job?

4c Do you have any special interests in addition to your job?

5a Learning foreign languages is just an avocation with me.

5b Studying American history is just an avocation with me.

5c Playing tennis is just an avocation with me.

6a I find stamp collecting relaxing and it takes my mind off my work.

6b I find private flying relaxing and it takes my mind off my work.

6c I find photography relaxing and it takes my mind off my work.

6d I find gardening relaxing and it takes my mind off my work.

7a On weekends I like to get my mind off my work by reading good books.

7b On weekends I like to get my mind off my work by working in the yard.

7c On weekends I like to get my mind off my work by watching TV.

7d On weekends I like to get my mind off my work by working in my basement.

7e On weekends I like to get my mind off my work by going on camping trips.

8a My cousin is a member of a drama club. He seems to enjoy acting .

8b My cousin is a member of a riding club. He seems to enjoy riding .

8c My cousin is a member of a stamp club. He seems to enjoy stamp collecting.

8d My cousin is a member of a flying club. He seems to enjoy private flying.

9a He plays the piano for his own enjoyment.

9b He plays the violin for his own enjoyment.

9c He plays the organ for his own enjoyment.

9d He plays the trumpet for his own enjoyment.

9e He plays the clarinet for his own enjoyment.

10a I’ve gotten interested in hi-fi. I’m building my own equipment.

10b I’ve gotten interested in stereo. I’m building my own equipment.

10c I’ve gotten interested in ham radio. I’m building my own equipment.

11a He’s not a professional. He plays the piano for the fun of it.

11b He’s not a professional. He plays the piano for his own amusement.

11c He’s not a professional. He plays the piano for his own enjoyment.

11d He’s not a professional. He plays the piano for pleasure.

11e He’s not a professional. He plays the piano for fun.

11f He’s not a professional. He plays the piano for relaxation.

12a I’ve heard of unusual hobbies, but I’ve never heard of that one.

12b I’ve heard of unusual hobbies, but I’ve never heard of collecting umbrellas .

12c I’ve heard of unusual hobbies, but I’ve never heard of collecting matchboxes .

12d I’ve heard of unusual hobbies, but I’ve never heard of collecting bottle caps .

13a The trouble with photography is that it’s an expensive hobby.

13b The trouble with amateur radio is that it’s an expensive hobby.

13c The trouble with traveling is that it’s an expensive hobby.

14a That’s a rare set of coins. How long did it take you to collect them?

14b That’s a rare set of books. How long did it take you to collect them?

14c That’s a rare set of diamonds. How long did it take you to collect them?

14d That’s a rare set of stamps. How long did it take you to collect them?

15a I started a new hobby. I got tired of working in the garden.

15b I started a new hobby. I got tired of collecting old coins .

15c I started a new hobby. I got tired of building a stamp collection.

Reading Practice

From Monday until Friday most people are busy working or studying, but in the evenings and on weekends they are free to relax and enjoy themselves. Some watch television or go the movies; others participate in sports. It depends on individual interests. There are many different ways to spend our spare time. С понедельника по пятницу большинство людей заняты не работает или учится, но по вечерам и в выходные дни они свободны, чтобы расслабиться и наслаждаться. Некоторые смотрят телевизор или пойти фильмы, другие занимаются спортом. Это зависит от индивидуальных интересов. Есть много различных способов провести свободное время.

Almost everyone has some kind of hobby. It may be anything from collecting stamps to making model airplanes. Some hobbies are very expensive, but others don’t cost anything at all. Some collections are worth a lot of money; others are valuable only to their owners. Почти у всех есть какие-то хобби. Это может быть что угодно от собирать марки, чтобы сделать модели самолетов. Некоторые хобби очень дорогие, а другие ничего не стоят вообще. Некоторые коллекции стоят много денег, другие являются ценными только их владельцам.

I know a man who has a coin collection worth several thousand dollars. A short time ago he bought a rare fifty-cent piece worth $250! He was very happy about his purchase and thought the price was reasonable. Я знаю человека, который имеет коллекцию монет стоимостью в несколько тысяч долларов.Некоторое время назад он купил редкий пятьдесят центов стоит $ 250! Он был очень доволен своей покупкой и думал, что цена была разумной.

On the other hand, my youngest brother collects match boxes. He has almost 600 of them but I doubt if they are worth any money. However, to my brother they are extremely valuable. Nothing makes him happier than to find a new matchbox for his collection. С другой стороны, мой младший брат собирает спичечные коробки. Он имеет почти 600 из них, но я сомневаюсь, что они стоят денег. Однако, к моему брату они чрезвычайно ценны. Ничто не делает его счастливее, чем найти нового спичечного коробка для своей коллекции.

That’s what a hobby means, I guess. It is something we like to do in our spare time simply for the fun of it. The value in dollars is not important, but the pleasure it gives us is. Это то, что означает, хобби, я думаю. Это то, что нам нравится делать в свободное время просто для удовольствия. Значение в долларах, не важно, но удовольствие это дает нам это.

Questions

1. What is a hobby?

[Something we like to do in our spare time simply for the fun of it.]

2. Name three types of hobbies.

3. Is a hobby expensive?

4. Why is a hobby important?

5. Do you have a hobby? What is it?

Word List

acting [act, acts, acted] My cousin is a member of a drama club. He seems to enjoy acting.

amateur []

amusement [amuse, amuses, amused, amusing]

avocation []

bottle cap []

butterfly []

camping [camp, camps, camped]

clarinet []

croquet []

drama []

enjoyment []

gardening []

golfing []

ham radio []

hi-fi (high-fidelity) []

in addition to []

matchbox []

model []

model building []

organ []

other than

photography []

private flying []

professional []

racing []

rare []

relaxation [relax, relaxes, relaxed, relaxing]

stamp collection []

stamp collecting []

stereo []

trumpet []

umbrella []

unusual []

violin []

VERB

hear (of) [hear, hears, heard, hearing]

EXPRESSIONS

find (something) relaxing

for the fun of it

get interested (in)

get (one’s) mind off

get tired (of)

take (one’s) mind off

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