READ THE TEXT AND DECUDE WHETHER EACH STATEMMENT BELOW IS TRUE (T) OR FALSE (F) ABOUT HOBBIES IN THE 19TH CENTURY. CIRCLE T OR F:
HOBBIES IN THE PAST
Like fashion, hobbies change with the times. In our days, a lot of hobbies use technology: we take digital photos and post them online and children play computer games. But what did people use to do before this technology? Let's take a took at some hobbies that were popular more than 100 years ago.
Many of the sports that we play today were popular in the past, too. Football became popular and had rules for the first time in the 19th century. Many football clubs were started by employers, so that workers could play and stay fit. Football was a men sports but both men and woman played other sports, like tennis and croquet. Unfortunately, the long skirts worn at that time didn’t help women with their games at all.
Many girls and women spent their spare times doing sewing and embroidery. They used a needle and thread to make tiny stitches on a piece of fabric. They made clothes and accessories such as scarves and gloves. They created beautiful pictures of flowers, birds and other patterns. They also used to embroider cushions, tablecloths and rugs.
Girl in the 19th century used to play with dolls and doll’s houses. At that time, toys were handmade. The doll’s heads were often made of china and the bodies were made wood. Rocking horses were also very popular. They were made of wood and their tails were made of real horsehair. Boys used to play with toys trains and railways.
Finally, people in the 19th century love nature, so one popular hobby was collecting and drawing butterfiles. People used to catch butterflies in nets and fix them on special boards with pins. They used to draw pictures that showed all the details and colours of the beautiful insects.
Past or present, hobbies are a great way to pass the time. They help us show our creativity and used our imagination.