Тема / Топик по английскому языку:
Hobbies

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

Numerous hobbies can be subdivided into four large classes: doing things, making things, collecting things, and learning things.

The most popular of all hobby groups is doing things. It includes a wide variety of activities, everything from gardening to travelling and from chess to volleyball. Gardening is one of the oldest man’s hobbies, especially in some countries (Britain, for example). A relatively new hobby which is becoming more popular is computer games.

Making things includes drawing, painting, making sculpture, designing costumes, and handicrafts. Some hobbyists write music. Two of the most famous hobby painters were President Eisenhower and Sir Winston Churchill.

Almost everyone collects something at some period in his life: stamps, coins, matchboxes, books, records, postcards,, toys, watches. Some collections have no real value. Others become so large and so valuable that they are housed in museums and galleries. Many world-famous collections started in a small way with one or two items. People with a good deal of money often collect paintings, rare books and other art objects. Often such private collections are given to museums, libraries and public galleries so that others might take pleasure in seeing them.

No matter what kind of hobby a person has, he always has the opportunity of learning from it. By reading about the things he is interested in, he is adding to what he knows. Learning things can be the most exciting aspect of a hobby.

Topical Vocabulary

- a favourite pastime
любимое времяпровождение
to one’s liking
по чьему-либо вкусу
- numerous
бесчисленные
to be subdivided into
подразделяться на (какие-либо классы, подгруппы)
- to include smth.
включать что-либо (в состав)
a wide variety of activities
широкий круг занятий
a computer game
компьютерная игра
- to make sculpture
заниматься скульптурой
to design a costume
разработать модель костюма, создать костюм
handicrafts
рукоделие, ручная работа
a hobbyist
человек, имеющий хобби
a hobby painter
художник-любитель
- to have no real value
не иметь реальной ценности
valuable
ценный
to be housed in museums and galleries
размещаться в музеях и галереях
a world-famous collection
всемирно известная коллекция
to start in a small way
начинаться с малого
an item
предмет, пункт
to collect paintings
собирать картины
a rare book
редкая книга
an art object
предмет искусства
a private collection
частная коллекция
to take pleasure in doing smth.
получать удовольствие от занятий
- to have the opportunity of doing smth.
иметь возможность сделать что-либо
to be interested in smth.
интересоваться чем-либо
to add to smth.
прибавлять, увеличивать
the most exciting aspect of smth.
наиболее увлекательная сторона

Answer the questions:

  1. What is a hobby?
  2. What classes can hobbies be divided into?
  3. What activities does doing things include?
  4. What do hobbyists who prefer making things do?
  5. What do people collect?
  6. How do people learn from his or her hobby?

Translate into English:

  1. Хобби - это времяпровождение, которое человек выбирает по своему вкусу.
  2. Четыре класса, на которые подразделяются хобби - это делать что-либо, создавать что-либо, собирать что-либо и узнавать что-либо новое.
  3. Люди, имеющие хобби создавать что-либо, рисуют, создают скульптуру, костюмы и т. д.
  4. Коллекции могут не иметь реальной ценности.
  5. Коллекции картин, редких книг и других предметов искусства могут быть настолько ценными, что их размещают в музеях и художественных галереях.
  6. Люди получают радость, осматривая коллекции, переданные в музеи.
  7. Возможность узнавать новое - это самая увлекательная сторона хобби.

Посмотреть ответы

1. A hobby is a favourite pastime which a person chooses to his or her liking.
2. Hobbies can be subdivided into four large classes: doing things, making things, collecting things and learning things.
3. A person, whose hobby is making things, can draw or paint, make sculpture, design costumes etc.
4. Collections may have no real value.
5. Collections of paintings, rare books and other art objects may be so valuable that they are housed in museums and art galleries.
6. People take pleasure in watching private collections given to museums.
7. The opportunity of learning things is the most exciting aspect of a hobby.

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