Hobbies are & great British and American tradition. A
hobby is a special interest or activity that you do in your time
off. A "hobby" is usually something that a person does alone.
But American (and British) families sometimes like to do
things together too. Some American families have quite a lot
of money to spend on their recreation. They can all enjoy
their holiday home or their boat somewhere in the country
away from it. Americans love to get out of town into the wild
and many go for holidays or long weekends into the thirtyfive
fabulous national parks. Some people have animals as
hobbies. They keep rabbits or go fishing. They train dogs to
do tricks or keep pigeons to race and carry messages. Some
are crazy about plants.
Others are mad about their car or their motorbike. They
spend their Saturdays and Sundays washing them and
painting them. But Americans do not only spend their free
time having fun. Children and teenagers are great collectors.
Millions take part-time courses in writing, painting and music
and at the weekends the museums, art galleries and concert
halls are full. Everyone in these countries is very interested in
1. What is hobby?
2. Do American families spend their free time together?
3. Some people have animals as hobbies, haven't they?
4. What do the teenagers do?
5. Is everyone in these countries very interested in
recreation — развлечение
wild — глушь
pigeon — голубь