Free Time and Leisure Activities

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Match the leisure activities with their corresponding descriptions:

Reading = Can be done by oneself Stamp collecting = A hobby Walking = Can be done regardless of weather Shopping = Can be done with parents or caregivers

Match the groups of people with the amount of free time they typically have:

Young kids = Less free time due to school and sleep Retired older people = The most free time, but may be limited by health reasons Working adults = About five hours of free time each day Teenagers = More free time than young kids but less than retired older people

Match the leisure activities with the type of environment they need:

Swimming = Local pool Bird watching = Outdoors, in nature Model making = Indoors Fishing = Outdoors, near water

Match the effects of leisure activities with their corresponding descriptions:

Use of land = Effects on the environment Weather conditions = Can affect outdoor activities Social benefits = Interaction with others Personal growth = Developing new skills or hobbies

Match the leisure activities with the type of participation:

Watching TV = Solo activity Going to the cinema = With parents or caregivers Playing a computer game = Can be solo or multiplayer Playing sports = With others, as a team

Match the leisure activities with their level of physical activity:

Listening to music = Low physical activity Cycling = High physical activity Reading = Low physical activity Walking = Moderate physical activity

Match the following leisure activities with the suitable weather conditions:

Sailing and kite-flying = Windy weather Hockey, rugby, and football = Cold weather Athletics, tennis, and cricket = Warm weather Skiing = Cold, snowy weather

Match the following leisure activities with the suitable season:

Swimming = Summer Skiing = Winter Athletics, tennis, and cricket = Spring and summer Hockey, rugby, and football = Fall and winter

Match the following leisure facilities with their typical locations:

Cinemas and restaurants = City centers Sports grounds and golf courses = Suburbs and outskirts of towns Play areas with swings and slides = Parks Indoor swimming pools = Urban areas

Match the following leisure activities with their impact on the environment:

Leisure activities at home = Little effect Outdoor activities = Big impact Swimming in indoor pools = Some effect Ice-skating in indoor rinks = Minimal effect

Match the following leisure activities with their requirements:

Flying a kite = Windy weather Sailing a boat = Windy weather Playing hockey, rugby, and football = Special areas or buildings Tennis and cricket = Special areas or courts

Match the following leisure facilities with their purposes:

Youth clubs = Socializing and entertainment Ten-pin bowling alleys = Indoor sports Discos = Nightlife and entertainment Indoor ice-skating rinks = Winter sports all year-round

Study Notes

Leisure Time and Activities

  • Most people have around 5 hours of free time each day after eating, sleeping, traveling, and working.
  • Weekends and holidays provide even more free time.
  • Young kids have less free time due to school and sleep, while retired older people have the most free time, although they may not always be able to fully enjoy it due to health reasons.

Types of Leisure Activities

  • Individual activities: reading, watching TV, listening to music, playing computer games, playing with toys, or simply doing nothing.
  • Hobby-based activities: stamp collecting, model making, and others.
  • Physical activities: walking, cycling, bird-watching, fishing, horse-riding, and others.
  • Social activities: going out with parents or caregivers, shopping, cinema, local swimming pool, sports, and others.

Impact of Weather on Leisure Activities

  • Indoor activities are not affected by weather conditions.
  • Outdoor activities that can be carried out regardless of weather: walking, cycling, bird-watching, fishing, horse-riding.
  • Leisure activities that require good weather: flying a kite, sailing a boat (need wind).
  • Leisure activities that need cold, snowy weather: hockey, rugby, football (typically played in fall and winter).
  • Seasonal activities: skiing in winter, swimming in summer.

Adapting to Climate

  • The British Isles' unpredictable climate has led to the adaptation of leisure activities, with many happening indoors to avoid weather disruptions.
  • New indoor facilities: swimming pools, tennis courts, ice-skating rinks, dry ski slopes.

Sports and Facilities

  • Most sports require special areas or buildings: football and cricket pitches, tennis courts, swimming pools, bowling greens, and changing rooms.
  • Cinemas, restaurants, discos, youth clubs, ten-pin bowling alleys, and other activities require special buildings.
  • Sports facilities are often built in suburbs and outskirts of towns due to the high cost of land in town and city centers.

Impact of Leisure Activities on the Environment

  • Outdoor activities have a significant impact on the environment.
  • Leisure activities carried out in homes have a relatively small impact on the environment, except for using extra electricity.

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