45 ห The best title for this passage would be a. A New Pastime C. National Pastimes b. Famous Loves d. Interesting Hobbies II Match the meanings under Y with the words under X. X Y 1. invent a. a strong belief in oneself b. the science of government 2. pastime 3. discuss C. chance 4. self-confidence d. say that one is not pleased or does not like 5. politics something 6. hesitate e. an activity of pleasure that occupies one's time; a way of spending spare time pleasantly f. make something for the first time 7. income 8. Complain 9. queue 8. talk about something with someone else 10. opportunity h. money that one earns from one's work or business or the money that one gets from other sources such as pension or investments 1. to find difficulty in deciding: to be uncertain, in doubt j. line of people waiting in turn to do something IV Answer the following questions briefly. 1. How does the writer do a psychological analysis of nations? 2. How can a walk in the streets of Paris make a woman feel self-confident? 3. What does an Italian like to talk about? 4. Explain how the peoples of the USA and Switzerland make use of their free time. 5. Why does the author think that English people like queuing? V Combine the following sentences by using the words given in brackets. This will give you a Summary of the passage. 1. The writer does a psychological analysis of nations. He studies the most frequent activities of the people of each nation. (by) 2. In France people enjoy talking about love. In Italy people love talking about everything and everyone, (while) 2. The greatest Swiss passion is eating. Americans enjoy pushing buttons, (but) 4. In England people enjoy queuing. ากis pastime is a pleasure discovered through the necessities of war. (which) 2. The English people formed a queue. Ihe train was almost empty. (Although) VI Questions for Discussion ป neonle living in your country?