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1. My leisure activity helps me stay in shape.
2. My favourite leisure activity makes me fat.
3. I enjoy making handmade gifts.
4. My favourite leisure activity can produce different effects.
5. My favourite activity helps me to relax.
6. I gave up my favourite activity because of my job.
7. My favourite activity helps me find like-minded friends.
A – 4
B – 3
С – 6
D – 1
E – 7
F – 2
Well, my favourite leisure pastime is rather unusual. You see, I live in the country and for me there is nothing better than riding on horseback on a hot sunny day with a little breeze. There is no one around and you can enjoy freedom from almost everything and everyone. No matter what mood you are in, you can always find happiness. I’ve been riding for fifteen years now and I can say that it’s an amazing feeling to be so far off the ground and to be able to run so fast or to walk so slow. It’s very peaceful and relaxing at times but can also be an adrenaline rush.
I am fond of crafts. I love making different items from wood and then painting them. I usually give them away just to make people smile! I also enjoy sewing, especially making doll clothes for my daughter. All these things relax me, not to mention that I get a bit of satisfaction from having made something useful. I love making gifts for my family and friends. I prefer making something personal rather than spending time in shops trying to find a present that no one else would think of. I wish I had more time and space to do it.
I don’t really have any leisure activity just because I don’t have much time for leisure. I come home after work and just relax in front of TV or read a good book. I used to love drawing while I was growing up. I could get lost in drawing, using just a pencil. I still have some old pictures I’ve drawn and they are like old familiar friends. I stopped drawing when I started a job in graphic design. Now, I don’t even have the desire to draw. Maybe I’ll pick it up again when the kids grow up.
I can’t say that I’m fat but I am really concerned about my weight because diabetes runs on both sides of my family. That’s why I have to exercise in my free time so that the disease doesn’t set in. I ride 7 miles a day around the town I live in, up and down hills, mostly in fifth gear. I like it because it makes me feel energetic, helps keep my weight down, strengthens my legs and keeps my heart in good condition. I am a pro wrestler and for me breathing is a must. Riding my bike helps with that breathing process.
In the evenings I usually read a good book that takes me away from everything and puts me in a different world. But at weekends I love to explore the underground. It’s like climbing and hiking, all in one… but it’s in the dark so that adds another level of complexity I really enjoy. You have to use your brain in conjunction with your body to manoeuvre through difficult situations. It’s great! Besides, like in most extreme sports, you depend on your fellow cavers. You have your life in their hands and vice versa. This forms a close bond between us. I suppose that attracts me most.
I have only one favourite pastime. Every day I come home, lie on the sofa, turn on the TV and just relax. What do I watch? It doesn’t matter. Anything from soaps to football matches. My TV set is my best friend and I am usually very annoyed when someone calls or turns up at the very interesting moment. The only problem is that I have put on a lot of weight. I can’t help eating crisps, snikers and other snacks while watching. My friends say I’m a couch potato. So what? I like it that way.