Man has many Barbies

[Lifestyle ★]


(P1) A man has many Barbie dolls. He is from Singapore. His collection is very big.

(P2) There are 6,000 Barbie dolls in his collection. The man has a favorite doll. It is his first Barbie. This Barbie is old. It is from the year of 1984.

(P3) The man’s hobby is expensive. Barbies cost a lot of money. The most expensive Barbie is $3,600.



VOCABULARY: dolls, collection, favorite, hobby, expensive


If you found the passage difficult to read or had problems understanding specific words or idiomatic expressions, please discuss them with your tutor. The following discussion questions should be answered in your own words and with your own arguments.

  1. Briefly, summarize the content of the article in your own words.
  2. What things do people in your country collect?
  3. Would you pay $3,600 for a Barbie doll? Why or why not?
  4. Are Barbie dolls popular in your country?


  1. Where is the man from?
  2. How many dolls does the man have?
  3. Which Barbie doll does he like to most?
  4. barbie dolls don’t cost a lot. (T or F)
  5. How much did the man pay for the most expensive doll?


What do the following expressions or phrases mean?

  • very big (P1)
  • in his collection (P2)
  • first barbie (P2)
  • cost a lot of money (P3)

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