【#四六级考试# 温馨提示】超越自己，向自己挑战，向弱项挑战，向懒惰挑战，向陋习挑战。以下是®无忧考网为大家精心整理的内容，欢迎大家阅读。Some small things are collected delibe rately in the home in an attempt to avoid waste. Amongthese I would list string and brown paper, kept by thrifty people when a parcel has beenopened, to save buying these two requisites. However, collecting as a serious hobby is quitedifferent and has many advantages.
Firstly, it provides relaxation for leisure hours, just as looking at one"s treasure is always apleasure. One does not have to go outside for amusement, since the collection is housed athome. Whatever it consists of, stamps, records, pictures, model cars, stuffed birds, toy animals, there is always something to do in connection with it, from finding the right place for the latestaddition to verifying facts in reference books. Consequently, one"s knowledge expands.
Secondly, this hobby educates one not only in the chosen subject, but also in general matterswhich have some bearing on it, for instance, to meet like-minded collectors, to get advice, tocompare notes, to show off the latest find, and so on. In this way, one"s circle of friends grows.
Thirdly, the hobby soon leads to travel, perhaps to a meeting in another town, possibly a tripabroad in search of rare specimen (for collectors are not confined to one country). Over theyears one may well become an authority on one"s hobby and will very probably be asked togive informal talks to little gatherings and then, if successful, to larger audience. In so doingself-confidence grows, first from mastering a subject, then from being able to talk about it.
In conclusion, collecting, by occupying spare time so constructively, makes a personcontented, with no time for boredom.Hobbies and Interests习惯和兴趣
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.Which Kind of Accommodation Do you Prefer to Choose?你会选择哪种住所?
In the pictures, I am offered four different types of accommodation for choice.
Picture One is a dormitory room on the campus and I think this is typical of the traditionalstudents" lodgings. Being shared by eight students, the room is crowded. All there is to see arebeds, double-deck beds. One table stands in the middle with five students sitting around it. There being no space for chairs or benches, they sit on the beds. The rest of them have to stay intheir nests doing their lessons. Luggage and suitcases find their place either under or above thebeds. The room is small and crowded, yet the rent is low, just 20 yuan a month.
Compared with Picture One, the dormitory room in Picture Four is much better. Since it isshared by four, it looks larger. The space originally for beds is filled with two wardrobes whichinclude all the luggage, books and knick-knacks. Anyway, it is cleaner and bet ter furnished. Although the rent is twice as much as that of Picture One, I think I get my money"s worth andit is within my financial capacity.
As to Picture Two, I like the apartment room very much because it is also on the campus and isbeautifully furnis hed with all the necessary facilities. Of course, I will make a good friend of myroom-mate. However, it"s unrealistic for me to rent it, because I have to live on my parentsand my father is a wage-earner and my mother a laid-off worker. It is unimaginable for me tochoose Picture Three. I think it"s for sons and daughters of overnight millionaires. It"s likeliving on a luxurious isolated island. I can neither stand the cost nor conquer the loneliness.
All in all, I think the room in Picture Four should be my wise choice.