Free time activities
Which activity is on the photo? Do you like it?
Would you like to...?
Look at the activities in the photos. Which one do you like the best? Why?
Too many interesting things to do!
Hi, I’m Filip and I’ve got a problem. I am so tired I sometimes fall asleep in the middle of the school lesson. My friends tell me I should rest more, but I can’t. There are too many interesting things to do every day!
My favourite day is Friday. It’s when the school is over, so I go out with my friends and play some basketball. In the evening, my family goes to the cinema or has friends over at our house. The next day we go hiking or shopping – and sometimes both. Of course, that is why I have to do all the homework and clean my room the day before the school starts.
With the weekdays also come my different after-school activities. First, I have my tennis practice. The next day, my sister and I have guitar lessons. The same day there is also the Astronomy Club, which I can’t miss, because we have lots of fun. I usually help my neighbour, old Mrs Novak, the following afternoon, and afterwards I sometimes go to the pool.
The day before Friday I have programming lessons, and then everything starts again.
Help – what should I do?
- Make a time-table of Filip’s activities. What does he do each day?
- Write him a letter and give some advice.
- Write a short text about your own week. What do you do and when?
Hobbies of celebrities
Look at the photos and cover the text. Try to guess the famous people in the photos and what they do in their free time. Then uncover the text and see if you were right.
Angelina Jolie, an actress, collects knives. She has a big number of old daggers, but she keeps them safely away from her children.
Cristiano Ronaldo, a football player, loves to play bingo. He says it is very exciting to wait for the number you need.
Taylor Swift, a singer, loves DIY (do-it-yourself) hobbies. Her favourite things to make and give away as gifts are snow globes.
Johnny Depp, a actor, likes to collect and play with Barbie dolls. His hobby started with his daughter, but he enjoys it now in his own free time.
Warren Buffett, the businessman millionaire, loves to play ukulele. This small instrument is easy to learn and has a merry sound.
Oprah Winfrey, a talk show host and an actress reads in her spare time. She also has her own book club in which she talks about books and recommends them.
Key: 1 Taylor Swift, 2 Johnny Depp, 3 Angelina Jolie, 4 Cristiano Ronaldo, 5 Oprah Winfrey, 6 Warren Buffett