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1. Some hobbies are a form of escape.
2. Pastimes are generally expensive.
3. An extra effort is sometimes rewarded.
4. It is not easy to focus on one hobby.
5. Hobbies can sometimes change one’s life.
6. Sometimes we need to travel to enjoy our hobby.
7. Hobbies can be a result of pure chance.
A – 7
B – 1
C – 4
D – 3
E – 5
F – 6
Speaker A: Susie and I collect and buy each other models of frogs! It all started as a silly joke at the office party but now we are serious collectors. I’ve been trying to find an interesting one for her birthday but it is not easy. She (that is we) have so many now. They are made from clay, porcelain, wood, plastic and even soap and wax. Some are the size of footballs and others the size of a match head. I am hoping to get a Japanese netsuke that I have seen on eBay.
Speaker B: Most people think fishermen are mad — getting up at an unspeakable hour to be by a lake or river bank to remain there for untold hours regardless of the weather whilst, for the most part, absolutely nothing happens! I understand their incredulity completely. But the truth is that I find fishing the perfect way to deal with my stress levels. When I am fishing it is as if my mind gradually empties. When I get back home I feel as if I have been away for months.
Speaker С: I wish I had a hobby. I’m kind of like everything but I am not really fascinated by anything in particular. Dad drives a taxi. He says all the drivers have hobbies as they often get hours of waiting between jobs. Some play golf. Others have chess games or learn languages or teach themselves guitar. I would like to have something like that. But what? I suppose there is nothing wrong with finding everything mildly interesting but I hope one day I’ll find something really distracting.
Speaker D: Football training is usually on a Wednesday night. But I often do a second session on a Friday. The keenest players (rather than the most gifted) generally get picked to start the game in our Sunday league. Taking this into account I made a superhuman effort to get there Friday evening and I am glad I did. The scout for Aston Villa was there. He watched a whole game and Baz and I are both going to Villa Park for a trial.
Speaker E: Evan Zimmermann loves watches. He’s so passionate about collecting watches, in fact, that four years ago he quit his day job as a lawyer and became the managing director of New York’s ‘Antiquorum’, the largest watch auction house in the world. Now, immersed in the world of watches, Zimmermann can keep an eager eye of rare timepieces as they become available to add to his constantly evolving personal collection.
Speaker F: AI lives in Brighton where there is rarely any decent surf. But it has not stopped the development of a local scene. Of course, they are all mad; watching surf calm day after day hoping to see some waves. They pine for their holidays when they can travel away to some decent surf location, for a week or two. But for the most part they dream, torture themselves watching surf videos or create web sites.