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hobbies and spare time

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hobbies and spare time

What kind of hobbies do you have ?

    Im a big basketball fan , even though Im not very good at playing basketball myself. I love to

    watch the NBA on TV whenever I get a chance. I also play ping-pong and volleyball whenever I can .

    Whenever [wen'evə] 每当

    How did you become interested in your hobby ?

    Since I was young, my father has always involved me in different activities. My father is a

    ping-pong coach in a high school . So I always have a chance to follow him when he coached .

    When I was in the school, I got a chance to play with other students in other sports. So thats how

    I developed an interest in different sports.

    my father has always involved me in different activities. be/get involved to take part in an activity or event, or be connected with it in some way

    参加

    be/get involved in

    More than 30 software firms were involved in the project.

     I'm afraid your son's been involved in an accident (=he is one of the people in an accident) .

    coach [kəutʃ] someone whose job is to teach people to improve at a sport, skill, or school

    subject: 教练

    a tennis/maths coach

    coach When someone coaches a person or a team, they help them to become better at a

    particular sport.

    coach a swimmer for the Olympics

    训练准备参加奥林匹克运动会的游泳运动员

    coach sb in maths

    辅导某人数学

    I developed an interest in different sports.

    培养兴趣

    What do you do in your spare time ?

    I like to play on the computer and surf the Internet . Once I get on the Internet , I find that time really passes very quickly. Before I know it ,several hours have passed and my back and neck are

    aching . I also like to go for walks and read novels on ancient Chinese history.

    Many towns and cities have cybercafes where you can surf the Internet/Net/Web. surf the Internet [sə:f]to spend time visiting a lot of websites:

    Once I get on the Internet , I find that time really passes very quickly.

    Once as soon as, or from the moment when: 一旦 Once I've found somewhere to live I'll send you my address. Remember that you won't be able to cancel the contract once you've signed.

    Aching ['eikiŋ] a continuous pain which is unpleasant but not strong:疼痛的 As you get older, you have all sorts of aches and pains. How do you spend your weekends ?

    I usually sleep in on Saturday morning if I can , study in the afternoon in the library, and go out

    with friends in the evening . On Sundays, I like to go shopping and just spend time walking

    around outside if the weather is nice. If I dont have much money , I still like to go

    window-shopping , and I get almost as much pleasure out of that. sleep in to sleep until later in the morning than you usually do: 睡懒觉 I usually sleep in at the weekends.

    window-shopping ['windəu ʃɔpiŋ] when you spend time looking at the goods on sale in

    shop windows without intending to buy any of them浏览商店橱窗 I get almost as much pleasure out of that.

    out of ...里面from among (a number) 从(若干)中:

     Choose one out of the six.

    从六个里挑一个.

    To give you only one example out of several....

    从几个例子中仅给你举出一例....

    How do you spend your free time ?

    I attend training courses in the evenings. However, as a mother, I also take my son somewhere on the weekend. For example , I may drive to the suburbs or the countryside around Beijing and go

fishing, swimming or mountain climbing. I enjoy family life very much .

    I attend training courses in the evenings.

    Attend [ə'tend] 参加

    However [hau'evə] You use however when you are adding a comment which is surprising

    His first response was to say no. Later, however, he changed his mind. or which contrasts with what has just been said. 然而 他最初的反应是不同意. 可是後来他改变了主意

    I also take my son somewhere on the weekend. For example

    Take to go somewhere with someone, often paying for them or being responsible for them:

    We're taking the children to the zoo on Saturday.

    [+ to infinitive] I took my elderly parents to look at some new houses. [+ ing form of verb] Will you take me swimming tomorrow?

    What kinds of things do you like doing when youre not working ?

    Im kind of an indoor type of person, so I guess I like reading most. Im interested in reading all kinds of books and newspaper or magazine articles , especially those on current issue. I just want to be informed of whats going on in the world.

    Im kind of an indoor type of person

    used when you are trying to explain or describe something, but you cannot be exact:

    It was kind of strange to see him again.

    Indoor

    an indoor swimming-pool

    室内游泳池

    indoor clothes

    室内用的衣物

    current issue

    informed having a lot of knowledge or information about something: 有知识的; 见闻广的;

    了解情况的

    The school promised to keep parents informed about the situation.

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