Vocabulary Revision： Hobby and Interest
a variety of
be crazy ∕mad about
be eager to do
be enthusiastic about
be fond of
be keen on
be worth doing
show around ∕round
have fun ;
Labor Day is a holiday when you can have many ______ for______∕______ ∕ ______.You can ____ ______ things thatyou ______∕______ ∕ ______to ____yourselves and ____your life.
a variety of ; be crazy ∕mad about ; be fond of ; be keen on ; enjoyment ; enrich ; entertainment ; fun ； joy ; relax ; take up ;
Outdoor activities are always good choices， such as _____ ，_____， _____， _____， _____， _____， _____and so on. Maybe you don’t like__________ the __________and __________get away from the crowded people. Then it may be a good idea to simply take a _____， a _____and a_____ with you to _____nature in such fine weather and _____some time of your own.
backpack ; be eager to do ; camping ; explore ; gardening ; hiking ; hunting ; jogging ; possess ; rock climbing ; sailing ; show around ∕round ; sleeping bag ; tent ; tourist attraction
If outdoor activities are not your _____， you can do some indoor activities or something you __________ as well. Some people __________ playing _____ or _____with people indoors while others may __________ by __________ or _____.
be enthusiastic about ; cards ; chess ; collect stamps ; fascinate ; favorite ; paint ；show interest in
But in my opinion， no matter what your _____ are， __________ with your family is something__________. Either outdoors or indoors， the _____ ∕ _____ time spent with families will _____you a lot. Because where there are families， there is _____. Anyhow， Labor Day is a great holiday that always _____ ∕ __________you to do something fun that you will _____a lot for a long time.
appeal to ; attract ; be worth doing ; benefit ; comfort ; have fun ; hobby ; precious ; treasure ; valuable
How to Start a New Hobby
Hobbies are a variety of fun activities that you can enjoy at your leisure. They generally have nothing to do with work or money， and really allow you to connect to your personal interests. But there are always the issues of finding time and discovering what you are really crazy about. Here are some tips on how you can take up a new hobby this year.
1. Write down what you love： The list can include your favorite things from your childhood to things you are keen on that you don’t have the courage to check out.
2. Make a choice： From your list， pick two things that really appeal to you. If it is painting or photography， think about ways how you can incorporate them in your life.
3. Start small： Now that you know what you are fond of， you may still need time to include your hobby in your life. Even just 10 minutes a day is more than what you were doing before.
4. Meeting new people： While what you are mad about may take up more of your time， meeting other people that share your enthusiasm is well worth it. Consider going a networking group or taking classes to connect with like-minded individuals.