|A lot of people have hobbies.
|Hobbies are interesting things that people like to do in their spare time.
|My father has a hobby.
|He has a model railroad set that he put together.
|A tiny electric train runs through make-believe villages and travels through tunnels and over mountains.
|My father also enjoys sailing.
|He has a real sailboat that he takes us out on.
|He is teaching me how to sail.
|I like to collect things.
|I collect comic books, stamps and coins.
|I trade comic books with some of my friends, and sometimes I buy comic books at stores.
|Some of the very old comic books are worth a lot of money.
|I have stamps from all over the world.
|Whenever any of my friends get a letter from a faraway place, they save the stamps for me.
|I have stamps from England, Japan, Australia and even Russia.
|I use a magnifying glass to look at the stamps, and I keep them in a special album.
|I don’t have too many coins yet, but I have a very old dime from Canada, and I have a coin with a hole in it from Africa.
|My mother used to collect dolls when she was a little girl.
|The dolls wore costumes from different countries.
|My friend John’s hobby is painting.
|He does oil painting.
|He has even sold some of his paintings.
|He is a good artist.
|My friend Linda sews.
|She has made clothes for herself and some of her friends.
|Maybe Linda will be a fashion designer when she gets older.
|Sometimes people’s hobbies lead them into their careers.