1. Do you like collect things made by hand?
Collecting things are one of my hobbies, especially something old and memorable like stamps, photos, that sort of things.
2. Did you ever take handcrafts lessons at school?
Handcraft actually is a compulsory subject in primary schools in my country. I think it’s aimed to teach the students about patience and creativity.
3. Are handcrafts popular in your country?
Handcraft is extremely popular here, to tell you the truth. People are just crazy about making on their own accessories, key chains, jewelry, even beauty products. Some makers believe that their receivers will be so happy because they put their heart in their stuff.
To be crazy about Sth/doing Sth (v) Sth that cause affection among a group of people
To put a one’s heart in Sth/doing Sth (v) to do Sth with passion
4. Do you think children should learn more about handcrafts?
I definitely think that children should be encouraged to learn more about handcraft. Although they’re not so good at it, they could learn to be more patient, dexterous, and creative. Moreover, handcraft can help develop their skillful hands.
Dexterous (adj) demonstrating neat skill, especially with the hands.
5. Do you think handcrafts are meaningful activities?
Yes. They support intellectual development not only in children but also in a wide range of age. You know, some people may suppose that making handcrafts is a piece of cake. I’m of the opinion that it require more sophisticated skills than people expect like meticulousness, creativity and patience.
To be intellectual (adj) The capability of reasoning and understanding objectively, especially with regard to abstract matters.
A piece of cake (idiom) easy
Meticulousness (n) taking or showing extreme care about minute details
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