Happy Hobbyists: Multiple Choice Grammar Test
Having a hobby to keep you busy in your spare time is one thing, but (1) ________ take the activity you love and turn it into your full-time, money-making job is something very different - and entirely possible. Faze tracked down four “happy hobbyists” who turned their hobbies into full time work - (2) ________ successful, money-making businesses out of what they love to do best.
Barbie’s Basement Jewellery is the place (3) ________ for funky, colourful pop rings, pendants, chokers, broaches and belt buckles; all inspired by a variety of cult movies and pop icons. Robin Woodward, the founder and creative energy behind this new-age pop art, shaped her long-time hobby into a real career when she lost her full-time job and had to find something else to pay the bills.
“I realized I wanted to make jewellery when a friend of (4) ________ turned to me and asked, ’If you could do anything, what would it be?” Robin confesses. “It was all I wanted to do.” So she started to make the rounds at small craft shows and outdoor fairs, showcasing and selling her work.
“Starting small is important,” she advises, “especially when you lack experience; that’s how you learn.” Starting small, but determined to make her business bigger, Robin realized that she had to take a self-employment course to learn (5) ________ about how to run a real company. “The small business course taught me business basics and gave me a headspace to take myself seriously (6) ________ a businesswoman.” In only seven years, Robin and her partner, Ange Beever, have hundreds of products sold in independent stores across Canada, the United States, Hungary and Japan.
|1||being able to||be able to||is able to||to be able to|
|2||create||created||to be created||creating|
|5||many||the more||more||most of|
1.A; 2.D; 3.D; 4.B; 5.C; 6.B