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Hobbies and Recreation

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I. Introduction:

Having a hobby is a great way to relax and enjoy your free time, and spending time developing interests can also have many emotional, intellectual, and health benefits. Listen to the words below and consult a dictionary if you need a definition. Write a sample sentence for each word to learn how it is used in context. Use the Internet to find related information.

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  1. bird watching
  2. coin collecting
  3. cooking
  4. dancing
  5. drawing
  6. gardening
  7. genealogy
  8. hiking
  9. knitting
  10. painting
  11. photography
  12. playing chess
  13. playing the piano
  14. pottery
  15. quilting
  16. reading
  17. scrapbooking
  18. stamp collecting
  19. surfing the Internet
  20. woodworking

II. Practice: Top
Now, complete the sentences below with the best answer:
1. Laurie decided to take up _______________ as a hobby because she has always been fascinated with old money.

A. knitting B. coin collecting C. dancing

2. I developed an interest in ____________ after my grandmother told me about our ancestors.

A. genealogy B. gardening C. cooking

3. Since she loves working with her hands and clay, __________ was the ideal hobby for her.

A. photography B. quilting C. pottery

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III. Follow-Up: Top
Search the Internet to find out more about two of the hobbies listed above. What supplies are needed for each hobby? Which hobbies are popular among teens, adults, and seniors?

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