HOBBIES AND INTERESTS



Unit 2 TIME FOR LEISURE

Lesson 2 HOBBIES AND INTERESTS

READING

1 Read and name the boys’ unusual hobbies.

I am Oleh Kryvoshapko. And I am at our School Hobby Fair today. We can learn a lot about likes and interests of our schoolchildren here.

The pupil of the 5th form, Petro Doroshenko, has got an unusual collection. He collects rocks. “Rocks are beautiful,” says Petro. “Some of them have pretty colours. My smallest rock is the most interesting. It is from the Pacific Ocean.”

Borys Ivanchuk, the pupil of the 8th form, has an interesting hobby: cartoon animation. His new cartoon is called Pencil Man. “Making Pencil Man is a lot of work,” he says. “The cartoon has got 2000 drawings. Each one is just a little different. I use my camera to take a picture of each drawing. In the film the pictures move very quickly. That’s why Pencil Man looks like he is moving”. Borys is going to show his

Pencil Man at school on Tuesday at 3 o’clock in the afternoon.

Don’t miss the show!

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2 Say if the sentences are true or false.

1 Olena is at School Hobby Fair.

2 Petro collects stamps and coins.

3 Borys makes cartoons.

4 His new cartoon is called Pencil Box.

5 Cartoon has got 2000 drawings.

6 Borys uses his computer.

3 Speak about collections. Say:

– what things people collect

– why they collect these things

– what different collections can teach us

– what you (your friends, brothers, sisters) collect

4 Say what games the children play at the sports grounds and what musical instruments some of them play after classes.

Example: Mary and Tom (table tennis)

Mary and Tom play table tennis.

1 The children (volleyball) 4 My elder sister (guitar)

2 Mary (piano) 5 Caroline (basketball)

3 Nelly and Victor (badminton) 6 The boys (hockey)

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5 Read, look and guess whose things are these.

Explain your choice like in the example.

Example: I think this piano is Peter’s because he plays the piano.

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Peter is interested in music Polly has got a pet.

And plays the piano. She is fond of painting.

He also likes sports. Polly is interested in gardening.

GRAMMAR

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1 a) Complete the interview with a junior tennis champion.

Are, do, don’t, am, isn’t

1 How old… you, Max? – I am twelve.

2 Where… you live? – I live in Kharkiv.

3 Is a champion’s life easy? – No, it…, but I like it.

4 When… you get up? – I get up at about seven.

5 What… you have for – I have some cereal and milk,

Breakfast?

6 What… you do then? – I go to school,

7 … you a good pupil? – Yes, I… . But I… not good at History.

8 When… you come – At about four. I have a snack

Home? and run to the tennis court.

9 … you play the whole – No, I…. I play for two

Evening? hours.

10 … you a happy boy? – Yes, I think I…. But I…

Sometimes lonely

B) Act out the interview in pairs.

2 a) Make a report about Max. Start like this:

Max is 12. He lives in Kharkiv. …

B) Ask and answer about Max. Work in pairs.

– How old is Max?

– He is 12.

– Where does he live?

– He lives in Kharkiv.

3 Use the correct verbs and the words below to make sentences.

1 John / poems – John writes poems.

2 Ann / teddy bears 5 Tina / dancing

3 Frank / volleyball 6 Bill / Spanish

4 Josh / bird houses 7 Sarah / portraits

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VOCABULARY

1 Look at the columns. Tell about different groups of hobbies. Which is your favourite one? What hobbies will you have in future? Work in groups.

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2 Put the verbs into correct boxes.

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LISTENING

1 Answer the questions.

– Are you a member of a club?

– Do you do sports?

– Are you very busy after school?

– Have you got plans for every day?

2 Listen to Emily who is talking to her granny and say if she is a happy girl.

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3 Listen again and talk about Emily. Use the table below.

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

Saturday

I draw

I sing

I buy bread

I practice yoga

I do aerobics

I write

I draw

I sing

I practice yoga

I do aerobics

I write

I play the piano

I ride a horse

I act

I have a free day!

Example: Emily does aerobics on Tuesday and Thursday.

4 Ian is not so busy. Look and say what he does each day of the week.

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

Saturday

I play

Computer

Games

I read comics

I ride my bike

I visit my grandma

I watch my favourite TV serial

I go to the cinema

5 Read and guess the activities.

Match them with the correct names from the box.

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6 Do the quiz to learn about what kind of person you are.

– Are you more a physical person or are you more a creative one? Or are you both?

Put these activities in 2 groups. Write the headings I like and I don’t like.

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– If you like more ‘pink’ activities – you are more physical.

– If you like more ‘blue’ activities – you are more creative.

Creative or physical – it doesn’t matter.

The world needs both types.

SPEAKING

1 Listen, then put the interview from Emily’s school magazine “Super J” in the right order.

□ Super J: Hello, Helen. So you are the winner! Congratulations!

□ Helen: Oh, I don’t know what dance. My own creation.

□ Super J: It was cool! What form are you in?

□ Helen: The fifth.

□ Super J: What kind of music do you like?

□ Helen: Thank you.

□ Super J: You are a real dancer.

What dance was it?

□ Super J: Are you in love, Helen”

□ Helen: Of course I am. Love gives me the energy to dance.

□ Super J: Is your prince charming from our school?

□ Helen: Latino music. And I play the piano, so I love classical music as well.

□ Helen: Yes, he is. But it’s a secret. Hush hush. He doesn’t know it yet.

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2 Act out the interview in pairs.

3 Speak about your likes and dislikes.

What do you like doing in your free time? Work in pairs.

4 Answer the questions. Work in a group.

1 Who is fond of collecting stamps, coins, toy cars, toy animals, dolls?

2 What else can you collect?

3 Who has interesting collections of badges?

4 What collections do you (your parents, your friends, your sisters and brothers) have?

WRITING

1 ‘Hobbies’ is a usual topic between pen-friends.

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LOOK BACK!

1 Read, then write a short letter to Dora. Answer her questions. Say something about yourself.

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2 Do the quiz.

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3 Do you often talk about your

Problems with your friends?

4 Do your friends help you when you are in trouble?

5 Do you trust your friends?

6 Do you invite all your friends to your birthday party?

7 Do you often get angry with your friends?

8 Do you lie to your friends?

– If you have 6 or more ‘Yes’ answers, you’re a good friend!

– If you have less than 6 ‘Yes’ answers, you must think about your friends more! Why don’t you talk to them more often?

3 Talk about collection that people make.

People (children, schoolchildren, my brother) collect more about……to learn

– the countries of the world

– the history of a country

– famous people

– space and space flights

– places of interest

– different kinds of sports

– towns and cities of the world

– animals and birds

4 Read and answer the question below.

DO YOU KNOW?

Barry Thomson, an eleven-year-old boy from Windsor, has got three gold medals for an unusual sport. It is the remote-control car1 race. The ‘driver’ is not in the car but has a remote control in his hand. The fastest car wins the race.

– Do you know any unusual sport or hobby?

1remote-control car – машинка з дистанційним управлінням

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