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Hobbies Vocabulary

hobby - model aircraftA hobby is an activity that people like to do for pleasure in their free time. For example, you may like reading books in your spare time. Or gardening or blogging.

Can you find all the hobbies that Jonathan's family enjoy doing in the video song below? The video has subtitles in English, and the full transcript is under it.

Note the difference between hobby and job. It's like the difference between amateur and professional. In the first case, you get no money and you do it just because you love it. In the second case, you get money (a wage or salary). You may or may not love it :-)

LYRICS:

My family isn’t at work today
It’s Sunday
We are free
We’re all off work
Having fun
Doing a hobby

My girlfriend’s in the kitchen
She’s taken up cookery
But she promised me
to play computer games
after dinner at three

Granddad’s playing cards again
and watching movies on TV
Grandma’s knitting and sewing,
reading a book on her knee
Mom’s gone down to the woods today,
painting a picture of a tree
And Father’s in his woodworking shed,
He’ll be finished at 5:30

My sister’s gone off hiking
with her best friend Beverley
And her boyfriend’s gone out biking
He said it wasn’t too windy
My brother’s gone away camping
He won’t be bothering me
Because my hobby’s playing music really loud
I love that melody!

My family isn’t at work today
It’s Sunday
We are free
We’re all off work
Having fun
Doing our favourite hobbies