Vocabulary Lessons

"Hobby Shop"

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. Many hobby shops have all sorts of items to start a new hobby.

Listening Exercise

A. Listen to the recording and answer the questions.

  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

Practice

Laurie decided to take up ________ as a hobby because she has always been fascinated with old money.

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

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

Follow-Up Activity

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?