Unit 05 :
Hobbies 嗜好類


Let’s learn about different kinds of hobbies.

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Part 1

1. writing  /ˈraɪ.t̬ɪŋ/
the activity of creating pieces of written work, such as stories, poems, or articles

I did a course in creative writing.

2. exercise  /ˈek.sɚ.saɪz/
physical activity that you do to make your body strong and healthy

You really should take more exercise.

3. shopping /ˈʃɑː.pɪŋ/
the activity of buying things from shops

My granddaughter does my weekly shopping for me.

4. traveling  /ˈtræv.əl.ɪŋ/
the activity of making journeys; travel

I love the work but I hate the traveling that’s involved.

5. hiking /ˈhaɪ.kɪŋ/
the activity of going for long walks in the countryside

6. drawing   /ˈdrɑː.ɪŋ/
the act of making a picture with a pencil or pen, or a picture made in this way

7. sudoku  /suˈdoʊ.kuː/
a number game in which you have to write a number between 1 and 9 in each small box of a 9×9 square

8. dance  /dæns/
to move the body and feet to the music
a particular series of movements that you perform to music or the type of music that is connected with it

We danced all night.

9. juggling  /ˈdʒʌɡ.əl/
to throw several objects up into the air, and then catch and throw them up repeatedly so that one or more stays in the air, usually in order to entertain people

We all watched in amazement as he juggled with three flaming torches.

10. knitting  /ˈnit̬.ɪŋ/ 
he activity of knitting something, or a thing that is being knitted

I’m hopeless at knitting.

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Exercise 1

Describe to your tutor what you see in this picture

  1. the activity of making journeys

     traveling       shopping       dance


  1. physical activity that you do to make your body strong and healthy

     jiggling       exercise       hiking


  1. the activity of knitting something, or a thing that is being knitted

     writing       exercise       knitting

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Part 2

11. origami  /ˌɔːr.ɪˈɡɑː.mi/
the art of making objects for decoration by folding sheets of paper into shapes

Origami comes from Japan, where it is still widely practiced.

12. pottery  /ˈpɑː.t̬ɚ.i/
the activity or skill of making clay objects by hand

13. sketch /sketʃ/
a simple, quickly-made drawing that does not have many details

14. craft  /kræft/
skill and experience, especially in relation to making objects; a job or activity that needs skill and experience, or something produced using skill and experience

the craft of furniture making/sewing/glassblowing

15. karaoke /ˌker.iˈoʊ.ki/
(n.)卡拉 OK
a form of entertainment, originally from Japan, in which recordings of the music but not the words of popular songs are played, so that people can sing the words themselves

a karaoke bar/machine/night
卡拉 OK 酒吧/點唱機/之夜

16. investment /ɪnˈvest.mənt/
the act of putting money, effort, time, etc. into something to make a profit or get an advantage, or the money, effort, time, etc. used to do this

Stocks are regarded as good long-term investments.

17. photography/fəˈtɑː.ɡrə.fi/
the activity or job of taking photographs or filming

She’s taking an evening class in photography.

18. stargazing /ˈstɑːrˌɡeɪ.zɪŋ/
the activity of looking up at the stars and objects in space as a hobby, as part of scientific study, or as part of astrology

19. beekeeping/ˈbiːˌkiː.pɪŋ/
the activity or job of keeping bees in order to produce honey

20. beatboxing /ˈbiːt.bɑːk.sɪŋ/
the activity of using your mouth and voice to make sounds like a drum machine

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Exercise 2

Choose the correct answer.

a) pottery      b) origami       c) beekeeping

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Part 3

21. cheerleading  /ˈtʃɪrˌliː.dɪŋ/
the activity of leading the crowd in shouting encouragement and supporting a team at a sports event. The activity usually involves dancing, chanting, and special gymnastic movements

22. astronomy /əˈstrɑː.nə.mi/
the scientific study of the universe and of objects that exist naturally in space, such as the moon, the sun, planets, and stars

23. embroidery/ɪmˈbrɔɪ.dɚ.i/
patterns or pictures that consist of stitches sewn directly onto cloth

It was a beautiful piece of embroidery.

24. geocaching  /ˈdʒiː.oʊ.kæʃ.ɪŋ/ 
the activity of using GPS to search for small hidden prizes

25. meditation /ˌmed.əˈteɪ.ʃən/  
the act of giving your attention to only one thing, either as a religious activity or as a way of becoming calm and relaxed

She practices meditation.

26. scouting  /ˈskaʊ.t̬ɪŋ/
the activities that Scouts take part in

I have fond memories of my scouting days.

27. sculpt  /skʌlpt /
to create solid objects that represent a thing, person, idea, etc. out of a material such as wood, clay, metal, or stone

Johnny sculpted an old man’s head out of wood.

28. crochet /kroʊˈʃeɪ/
to make clothes and other things using wool and a special needle with a hook at one end

29. scuba diving  /ˈskuː.bə ˌdaɪ.vɪŋ/
the sport of swimming underwater with special breathing equipment

30. mah-jong  /ˌmɑːˈdʒɑːŋ/
a Chinese game in which players pick up and put down small painted pieces of wood or other material until they have the combination they need in order to win

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Exercise 3

Describe to your tutor what you see in this pictures.