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3. Here is the list of some activities different people devote their leisure to. Look at the pictures and match the pictures and the activities.

4

5

6

Drawing

Dancing

Taking photos

Collecting

Parachuting (sky diving)

7

Playing instruments

Playing cards

3

Climbing

Gambling

Growing plants

Doings crosswords

8

Walking

Jogging

Swimming

Fishing

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1

9

Express your point of view on the advantages of each activity or recreation.

  1. Tell your partner which of the mentioned in EX.3 activities you like and which of them you dislike. Why? Use the prompts.

I’d love to, I’m interested in, I’d prefer, I enjoy,

I am keen on,

I hate, I am not fond of,

I am bored by,

I can’t stand.

BECAUSE

appreciate results, cope with, acquire new skills, make use of, enjoy energetic activities, joyful, fascinating, boring, pleasant.

5 . Look at the two pictures and match the list of words with each picture.

Fresh air, entertainment, relax, improve health, cooperate with others, lose weight, more energy, interesting, learn new information, educate, make friends, exercise, be up to smb’s liking.

Compare the two activities. Use the model:

  • I’m fond of playing computer games because it’s up to my liking. But I have less opportunity to improve my health.

Make comparisons by analogy. Compare:

  • watching TV and hiking

  • dancing at discos and going outdoors

  • gambling and doing sports

6. Use the information in the box and speak about these people and their likes/dislikes.

Names

Susan

Brian

occupation

Unemployed for year

Computer operator

personality

Cheerful, outgoing, enjoys talking to people

reserved

Activities

preferences

outdoor

indoor

Choose which of the following activities would suit these people’s tastes/characters:

Taking photos, reading, cooking, joining a walking club, doing some voluntary work, taking up yoga, taking up “do-it-yourself”

Prove your choice.

7. You’re going to read the text. Express your point of view on a variety of hobbies. What does the choice depend on? Replace the underlined words by the synonyms given in the box.

Taste, popular, collects, opportunity, leisure, activity, fascinating, includes, amateurs, exciting.

A hobby is a favourite pastime of a person. Hobbies differ like tastes. If your have chosen a hobby to your liking, lucky you are: you have made your life more interesting.

Numerous hobbies are: doing thing, making things, collecting things and learning things.

The most known of all hobbies is doing things. It consists of a wide variety of activities, everything from gardening to travelling and from chess to volleyball. Gardening is one the oldest man’s hobbies, especially in some countries. Computer games are becoming more and more popular hobby among young people. Almost everyone gathers something at some period in his life: stamps, coins, matchboxes, books, records, etc. Making things includes drawing, making sculptures, designing costumes. Some hobbyists write music.

No matter what kind of hobby a person has, he always has the possibility of learning from it. Learning things can be the most interesting aspect of a hobby.

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