Free Time. Entertainment.
Someone has counted about one thousand personal interests and ways to spend one’s free time. Collecting coins, stamps and postcards is one of the most popular pastime activities. Lots of people are interested in music, art, cinema and theatre. Some people like taking photos or camcordering. Millions of people are fond of music and sport.I don’t have much time for leisure during the week. Apart from music school most of my time is spent at school. It’s said that school is our second home, I strongly agree with this. But, however, I find some time for leisure. At the weekends I like to visit friends, but my passion is books.Some people think that as more and more people have television in their homes, fewer and fewer will read books. My opinion is quite opposite. I am fond of reading that’s why I don’t agree with people who say that reading is just a waste of time. Why read book when the TV can bring you the same information in a few minutes and with pictures, colors and action? Television has not killed reading, however. I enjoy reading all kind of books. I prefer books which are easy to read, true-to-life. I like books with unpredictable endings and full of suspense. I’m a great reader of romantic novel books. My favorite author is William Shakespeare; I have read many his books. The books of this author are really worth to read and I recommend everybody to read them.I think television filled with many commercials and low quality films will never replace a good book, because even the best TV version can not represent writer’s idea. Books broaden our outlook and develop our imagination. They are still a cheap way to get information and entertainment. I think it is equally important to read books, because they are wonderful source of knowledge and pleasure.There are two kinds of people who are interested in sport: people who take part in various sport activities and people who only watch sport on television. I belong to such kind of people. Of course, it’s very easy to make fun of stay-at-home sports fans, but on the other hand, television doesn’t enable us to enjoy all kind of sports events. The first time I watched a basketball match was on television, and I found it unexpectedly interesting. Of course, I can get used to sitting indoors all the time and this is dangerous. That’s why I have and other hobbies. Doing sports is becoming more and more popular nowadays. Many people join various sport clubs trying to keep fit and live healthy life. But, in my opinion, taking part in various sport activities requires much free-time. For example, apart from physical education lessons at school I have no time for active sport. Many people prefer watch sport competitions on TV, so do I. So, active pastime is replaced by sitting comfortably in front of TV and eating junk food. Of course, television is a good way to catch information and entertain yourself watching various talk and quiz shows.Nowadays young people aren’t interested in visiting museums or art-exhibitions. Less and less are collecting stamps or taking photos. They are interested in more active pastime like doing sports or going to the cinema.To sum up, there are many active and passive ways of spending your free time. Everybody can choose the way how to spend their free time according to their hobbies and interests.It goes without saying that one can keep fit in several ways. First of all it’s equally important to keep fit if you want to live healthy and active life. In my opinion, the best way to keep fit is doing sports. But there’s two ways how to take exercises: you can join some sport club or go to the gym. There you’ll get professional help how to keep fit and strong. The other way is to do sports at home, but, in my mind, this way is less useful and effective. Perhaps, one of the most popular ways to keep fit is to be on a diet. It’s hard and unhealthy way, but it helps to loose overweight. To sum up, if we want to keep fit and live a healthy life we should take part in some sport activity and stop eating junk food. So, we should do both do sports and to be on some kind of diet.