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Give me some advice on what to do in my free time.


1. Letís talk about leisure time. What do you like doing in your free time?

As we all know, leisure time is one of the most important things people can't live without. It is a big part of our life, and it actually shows the character and temper of person. I can't imagine a person who doesn't have any hobbies and favorite activities, because it is really impossible. Our hobbies and habits make our lives, filling them up with a variety of feelings and emotions. Every person chooses his own way of spending time, either active of passive, and in any case it should be refreshment and a source of inspiration.

Nowadays people work all day long and rarely have spare time to rest and to do something they like. But if they have it they try to spend it in the way they prefer. And there are a lot of possibilities to do it perfectly. There are plenty of things to do that can help you not to feel bored. Any activity is much better than doing nothing.

I'd like to notice that there are two main ways of spending free time: the one is to do some physical activities (often outdoors), for example, football, swimming, hockey, skiing; and another way is to enjoy something relaxing at home or in special places: reading, watching TV, knitting, engaging in hand-made. At any rate, hobby is a matter of taste, and everybody should choose it according to the personal preferences.

As for me, I like to pass my leisure time both in active and passive ways. I really enjoy reading or watching films, because it's always interesting, helpful and helps to relax, which is especially necessary after a long tiring day. Also I am fond of active sports, swimming, skiing or riding a bike from time to time, when it is possible. Sometimes you feel you need to escape from everyday worries and to do something non-thought-provoking. In many cases I can't let me do anything very extraordinary, so I just go walking over long distances. It really helps to release the tension and refresh the mind.


2. Have you ever collected anything?

3. What questions can you ask a British friend about his/her free time?

∑ What are your days off?

∑ Have you ever collected anything?

∑ Where do you meet with your friends?

∑ What sports do you play?

∑ How often do you go to the cinema or disco?


Give me some advice on what to do in my free time.

Anyway, in the life of any person there are periods of time when we feel extremely bored. It happens because we don't know what to do with our time and can't find anything interesting to do, or because we don't like what we are doing. Well, this problem has hundreds of ways of solution. The simplest is to find something interesting to do. Here are some variants of activities to choose:

∑ Just tidy up;

∑ Try new recipes;

∑ Decide on making candles, knitting, cross snitching - in one word, create something new you can be proud of;

∑ Don't let online games dominate in your life;

∑ Photography, drawing, painting, playing musical instruments are very special activities that you can do as a cure for boredom;

∑ Communicate more with other interesting people;

∑ Read something exiting, encouraging, or anything that will enrich your knowledge;

∑ Join a health club or gym where you will be able to feel happy and keep fit;

∑ Go out with your friends;

∑ Set your aims and keep a diary.

Following these simple pieces of advice you will never have a time to think about such problem as boredom.


5. Many parents think that children should spend less time playing computer games, that they should play outside or do some sport instead. What do you think about this?

The appeal of todayís computer games is based on sound value Ė the games are fun, the action is fast, the challenges are inviting. Yet when kids and teens spend time in front of small screens Ė whether itís the TV, computer or hand-held games Ė it takes away from the time they could spend playing sport, learning other skills or enjoying active play.

When children constantly receive their entertainment through computer games, they develop an increasing desire for instant entertainment which decreases their attention span and hurts their listening skills. And while studies link overgaming with conditions like depression, anxiety and social phobia, simple common sense dictates that too much time spent playing online games is counter-productive to a childís healthy growth and development.

The goal of a parent should not be to remove the childís access to these activities, but to help the child find balance between time spent using these devices and time spent in independent activity, outdoor experiences in nature, and plenty of physical activity which a growing body craves.

Date: 2016-01-14; view: 3740

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