From Monday until Friday most people are busy working or studying, but in the evenings and onweekends they are free to relax and enjoy themselves. Some watch television or go to themovies; others participate in sports. It depends on individual interests. There are manydifferent ways to spend our spare time.
Almost everyone has some kind of hobby. It may be anything from collecting stamps to makingmodel airplanes. Some hobbies are worth a lot of money; others are valuable only to theirowners.
I know a man who has a coin collection worth several thousand yuan. A short time ago hebought a rare ten-yuan piece worth 250 yuan. He was very happy about the purchase andthought the price was reasonable. On the other hand, my son collects match boxes. He hasalmost 600 of them but I doubt if they are worth any money. However, to my son they areextremely valuable. Nothing makes him happier than to find a new match-box for hiscollection.
That's what a hobby means, I guess. It is something we like to do in our spare time simply forthe fun of it. The value in money is not important, but the pleasure it gives us is.
busy + ... ing 忙于……
be free to + v . 随意……
participate in 参加
be worth ... (money) 值……钱
coin collection 收藏钱币
purchase n. 所购之物
match box 火柴匣
nothing makes him happier than... 没有……比……使他更高兴