Free time. Hobbies
A hobby is something that people like to do when they are not busy with their usual work and have some free time. It is a favourite pastime of a person. Hobbies differ like tastes. If you have chosen a hobby according to your charachter and taste you are lucky because your life becames more interesting. Hobbies are devided into four large classes: doing things, making things, collecting things and learning things.
The most popular of all hobby groups iss doing things. It includes a wide variety activities, everything from gardening to travelling and from chess to volleyball.
Gardening is one of the oldest of man‘s hobbies. Both grown-ups children are fond of playing different computer games. This is a relatively new hobby but it is becoming more and more popular.
Making things includes drawing, painting, making sculptures, designing costumes, handicrafts. Some hobbyists write music or play musical instruments.
Almost everyone collects something at some period of his life: stamps, coins, maatchboxes, books, records, postcards, toys, watches. People with a good deal of money often collect paintings, rare books and other objects d‘art. Often such private collections are given to museums, libraries and public galleries so that others might take pleasure in
As for as I am concerned. I was always fond of collecting stamps. My father had started collecting stamps long before I was born. He gave me his album of stamps as a birthday present when I was twelve. Then I continued collecting stamps myself.
My other hobby is very simple. I like reading books. I read different books and I particulary like short stories. And I am still amazed at how some authors manage to tell a long story on a few pages.
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 caan be the most exciting aspect of a hobby.