Talking About Hobbies

source: Twominute English     2013年5月19日
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# talking to someone on the bus
--It's a good day for a long ride.
--Yes. It's perfect. I love to read while travelling.
--I see that. I'm Linda from California.
--I'm Maggie from New York.
--So, you like reading? What do you like to read?
--I like history, astrology, palmistry and all related stuff.
--That's interesting. Can you also read palms?
--Oh, no! I wouldn't dare. I just like the subject. And you? What are your interests?
--I like photography and travelling.
--Great! I want to travel to Egypt and India one day.
--I've been to India. Based on what you've just told me, I believe you'll love it there.
--Yes, so do I!
# talking to a friend
--Hey, Ethan. I brought you some DVDs.
--Dude! Thank you but watching movies isn't really a hobby for me.
--Oh, I thought you would like it. What do you like to do in your spare time then?
--My hobby is to play games.
--Which games do you play?
--I can play Unreal Tournament for hours. What's your favorite pastime?
--I don't really like video games. I just like watching movies.
--Did you watch "Tekken"?
--Yes, I liked it. Do you have the game?
--Yes, I do. Let's play it.
# talking to a neighbor
--Wow Maggie, you're really into collecting old books!
--Yes, I collect rare books. It's one of my hobbies.
--It's a nice one. I myself am a collector, too. I collect coins.
--Sounds fun. You must have many old coins!
--Well, I'm just an amateur. I don't have old coins, but I do have coins from most of the countries.
--What do you like to do in your spare time?
--I like to watch movies. What about you?
--I listen to music. It helps me to relax.
# talking about unusual hobbies
--What do you do for fun, Kyle?
--Well...I sometimes make prank calls, just for the fun of it!
--OMG! That's a weird hobby.
--It's not really a hobby but I can't help doing it form time to time. that all you do for fun?
--No, no. I also like to collect tea bag covers. collect tea bags for fun? Sorry to say pal, but it doesn't sound that much fun either.
--What can I say? People are different...
--Oh, I couldn't agree more...