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Hobby Time

What do you like doing in your free time?

1 Pre-reading

What do you think is involved in the following hobbies?

2 Reading I

Read the article once to compare your ideas.

3 Reading II

Read the article again and write a name next to each statement.

1. He takes his designs to exhibitions.

2. She sells her creations in a market in London.

3. He invites friends over to try his food.

4. She rehearses every Wednesday.

5. She plays music at weddings.

6. He gave his sister one of his works of art.

4 Language focus Contractions

Look at the extract from the article on this page, “…My sister’s got one of my paintings…” The writer has used a contraction: sister’s = sister has. Write the full forms of the contractions that appear in the following sentences.

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Great news! The latest issue of Hot English (204) is out now! Learn over 1,000 useful words and expressions and improve your listening skills with Learn Hot English! This month: 8 common mistakes in English. Plus, 100 words for hobbies and pastimes, 10 useful words for talking about trains, idioms, phrasal verbs... plus: • Jokes – jokes in English. • Employment – work-related stress. • Grammar – the future perfect. • Health – vegetable benefits. • Functional language – persuasion II. • Language – how to improve your listening skills. • Music – summer festivals. • Social media – YouTube superstars. • Musicians – Lady Gaga. • Culture – smoking. • Business – marketing. • Psychology – lie detectors. • Personality – graphology. AND LOTS, LOTS MORE! By reading and listening to all this great content, you'll improve your English reading and listening skills and learn up to 1,000 useful words or expressions. Plus, you'll get a better job and pass English-language exams more easily. Guaranteed!