People may have many different types of hobbies during their lifetime. When we are very young we spend most of our time playing with toy trucks. We may enjoy playing a sandbox or building with wooden blocks. When we get older, we start our first real hobbies. Som e kids go out for a sport like football or skating. These new interests can be quite time-consu?ming and most children spend a lot of time on them. Some child ren might get interested in less active activities like reading, painting, or stamp col?lecting. Others might enjoy playing an instrument like the piano or the flute.
As we get older, our hobbies might change or go on. Some people might spend their whole life on stamp collecting. Other people might change their in?terests every year depending on fashions. Some peo?ple are lucky that the y have found jobs that are simi?lar to their hobbies, like a person who loves teaching and becomes a teacher.
1. Which of the following is NOT a real hobby?
A. A student likes skating.
B. Babies like playing with wooden blocks.
C. An old man likes stamp collecting.
D. A worker likes painting.
2. The word “time-consuming” may mean “________”in Chinese.
A. 短时间的 B. 多次的
C. 费时的 D. 永久的
3. Which of the following is an active hobby?
A. Playing basketball.
B. Collecting stamps.
C. Reading .
4. Who does the writer think is lucky?
A. A boy who enjoys reading becomes a worker.
B. A girl who likes dancing becomes a doc?tor.
C. A girl who loves playing the piano be?comes a pianist.
D. A boy who is interested in computer games becomes a writer.
5. The title of the passage should be_______.
A. Hobbies and Jobs
B. Jobs and Ages
C. Never Changed Hobbies
D. Hobbies and Ages
Nancy’s hobby is collecting sharpeners. She spends a lot of time on it after school. She has been collecting over one hundred sharpeners from different countries. They are all different in colour and size.
Nancy likes sharpeners with pictures of animals on them. In this way, she learns the names of ma n y animals. She also borrows books on animals from her school library. She learns a lot about them from bo oks.
Sometimes Nancy has many sharpeners of the same kind. She gives some of them to her friends. Then they give her other different sharpeners in return.
Nancy has many pen pals in many countries. She sends them sharpeners of her country. In return, they send her sharpeners of their countries. Nancy’s father also gives her sharpeners. He brings them to her from his friends.
Many of Nancy’s friends collect other things. Some col?le ct coins and oth ers collect matchboxes or stamps. But all of them say that Nancy’s collection is the most interesting of all.
1. _____ Nancy’s sharpeners are different in colour and size.
A. All of B. Some of
C. Many of D. Most of
2. What don’t Nancy’s friends collect?
A. Sharpeners. B. Coins.
C. Matchboxes. D. Stamps.
3. How does Nancy collect sharpeners?
A. Her friends give her some.
B. Her pen pals send her some.
C. Her father brings some to her from his friends.
D. All the above.
4. Whose collection is the most interesting?
A. Nancy’s. B. Nancy’s father’s.
C. Nancy's pen pal’s. D. Nancy’s frien d’s.
5. Which is not right?
A. Nancy likes collecting sharpeners.
B. Nancy likes sharpeners without pictures on them.
C. Nancy sends some of her sharpeners to her friends.
D. Nancy has many friends in other countries.