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From Monday to Friday most people are busy working or studying, but in the evenings and weekends they are free and (1)______ themselves. Some watch television or go to the movies, others (2)______ sports. This is decided by their own (3)______.
There are many different ways to spend our (4)______ time.
Almost everyone has some kind of (5)____: it may be something from collecting stamps to (6)_______ model planes. Some hobbies are very (7)_____, but others don't cost anything at all. Some collections are worth (8)_____ of money, others are valuable only to their owners.
I know a man who has a coin collection worth several (9)_____ dollars. A short time ago he bought a rare fifty-cent piece which (10)______ him ＄250! He was very happy about this collection and thought the price was all right. On the other hand, my youngest brother collects match boxes. He has almost 600 of them, but I wonder (11)______ they are worth any money. However, (12)_____ my brother they are quite valuable. (13)_____ makes him happier than to find a new match box for his collection.
That's what a hobby means, I think. It is something we (14)_____ to do in our free time just for the (15)______ of it. The value in dollars is not important, but the pleasure it gives us is.
( )1. A. love B. work C. enjoy D. play
( )2. A. look like B. take care of C. think about D. take part in
( )3. A. lives B. interests C. jobs D. things
( )4. A. working B. free C. own D. whole
( )5. A. hobby B. thing C. job D. way
( )6. A. make B. making C. makes D. made
( )7. A. interesting B. exciting C. cheap D. expensive
( )8. A. a little B. a few C. a lot D. a number
( )9. A. thousand B. thousands C. thousands of D. thousand of
( )10.A. paid B. cost C. took D. spent
( )11.A. that B. if C. what D. why
( )12.A. to B. on C. with D. in
( )13.A. Everything B. Anything C. Nothing D. Something
( )14.A. have B. need C. refuse D. like
( )15.A. money B. work C. fun D. time