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Alberto is doing a project at school about hobbies and leisure activities. He found this: 1 Hobbies help us to use our free time to relax. Some people relax in a passive way: watching TV or movies, surfing the Internet, texting and playing board games and computer games. Other people prefer active hobbies: playing sport or going to the gym. Some hobbies are creative: drawing, painting, making things, playing musical instruments, singing, dancing and photography. 2 In the past people had less money to spend on hobbies. Collecting used things became popular stamps, comics, postcards and dolls. Trainspotting, collecting train numbers and writing their numbers in a little book, was popular with boys. 3 For creative people model making was a favourite hobby. They made models of ships, planes and even buildings. Girls learned to knit and sew. Today these hobbies have become less popular. Some have practically disappeared. The invention of the computer and the Internet has had an enormous impact on people's leisure time. People now spend hours of their free time at the computer or on their smartphones. 4 Playing traditional sports, like football and tennis, has always been a popular leisure activity. But in recent years new sports have appeared which involve certain physical risks to the participants. Have you ever heard of bungee jumping, the ironman triathlon and hang gliding? Have you ever been rock climbing or white water rafting? These are just some examples of extreme sports. In some cases they are more dangerous than traditional sports. Man has always wanted to challenge nature: sometimes for necessity, sometimes for leisure and sometimes to test a scientific theory, as in the case of Leonardo da Vinci with his flying machines. 5 However for those who prefer a quieter life, you can always watch extreme sports online instead of doing them. Do you enjoy challenges, but your hobby is baking cakes? No problem. You can always join a bake-off challenge.
Unisci ogni frase identificata da un numero con una delle frasi identificate da una lettera: 1 In the past people had... 2 Today these hobbies have... 3 The invention of the computer and the Internet... 4 Playing traditional sports, like football and tennis... 5 Have you ever heard of bungee... 6 Have you ever been rock... A: has had an enormous impact on people's leisure time. B: jumping, the ironman triathlon and hang gliding? C: has always been a popular leisure activity. D: become less popular. E: climbing or white water rafting? F: less money to spend on hobbies.
Indica se le seguenti affermazioni sono VERE O FALSE: 1 Playing games is a passive way to relax. 2 In the past people spent a lot of money on hobbies. 3 Model making is more popular than in the past. 4 Knitting and sewing was a girls' hobby. 5 Today computers and smartphones occupy a lot of people's free time. 6 Bungee jumping is a traditional sport.
Rispondi alle seguenti domande: 1 Why are hobbies important? 2 What types of hobby are drawing and playing musical instruments? 3 Why was collecting things popular in the past? 4 How much time do people spend at the computer or on their smartphones? 5 What types of sports are hang gliding and rock climbing? 6 Why does man challenge nature?