Thursday, August 9, 2007

Recreation: Free-time Activities

By profession, I teach English at a university in the United States, but I enjoy hiking and camping as a way to relieve stress and spend time with the family. I even created a website, www.hikinginutah.com, to document my adventures. What about you? What do you enjoy doing in your free time? Share your thoughts.

Randall

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Maximus said...

I think hiking is a good habit of some people. We must to rest from everyday work and spend more time with our family. I like hiking much, "this is the life"=).

Anonymous said...

Nowadays we can easily see people who ride on a bicycle and in-line skate in the park on holiday. In my case I enjoy skiing in winter with my friends. But there are always lots of people at a ski resort, so I spend time to wait for cable car.

Anonymous said...

Singing Karaoke is popular for girls in Hong Kong and the boys like playing computer games at home. Most of them don't like outdoor activities as they want to be kept in a place with air conditioning. For me, I am forty someting with a daughter aged four. I like jogging at the weekends.

samlee said...

I usually enjoy hiking to relieve my strees and spend time with my family. Nowadays i feel it's very important things to take it easy because we have to recharge our passion to do our best on our job.

rain_connor said...

I think hiking is a good way to relax. I have gone hiking with my classmates for 2 or 3 times in the mountains, and that felt good. If it's possible, I'll go to the sea one day to watch the sunset and lie under the stars at night >>> very comfortable, it's the time I live to myself ^^

Jasminechina said...

I like hiking I think it's very amazing sport especial you hike with your friends or lover.You can spend more time with them talking about every thing,it's good to get along with your lover when you help each other during the hiking,and you can enjoy the fresh air,beautiful sunset or sunrise,cool breeze ,even you can find all kinds of animals and plants.I love hiking ,it doesn't just mean sports only ,it means everything about your life.

Anonymous said...

in my case, i really enjoy watching movie such as prison break. i feel like i were sub-chreacter.

creatiga said...

Randall,
You are quite a nice guy. You do a lot of creative, interesting, and helpful things to contribute in this so wide ELT field. Congratulations!

I am a teacher of English who admires the work you do.
Among the things I do there is one that I'm almost always telling my adult students: Go to the Internet and find all the great resources you can to help you learn.

Your website is one of my favorites, I recommend it to fellow teachers and to everyone interested in improving his/her listening skills.

Keep on doing the same good job!

Carlos Raul Lopez Reatiga
Culiacan, Sinaloa, Mexico.

hippo said...

It is fanastic to go hiking in a country park that is near a beach. You can be more relaxed. You can ease your pain and pressure in such a nice environment. You can know more about yoursellf and the world. Besides, it is a good exercise for youe body and soul.

Hugo B said...

in my family when we go out we prefer walk around the country an we try to manage the time in the best form.

oscar camilo said...

i think it is very good because is relaxed, and quite i can see the beautiful landscapes...

Karolina said...

In my free time I love to ride on my bicycle for long hours. It helps me to cope with stress and get rid of bad emoitions. I am not a professional cyclist, however, nothong gives me such a pleasure.

vodanh said...

In my free time, I often stay at home and watching good-films on television or I go out to with my friends just to go around and see lights in the streets and drink coffee at a beautiful bar and talk together about everything. I think it very helpful for me after a week of hard work

Anonymous said...

i'd like to plan hiking with my family.usually we do in the weekend.
we prepare our food and drinks from home.but we enjoyed firing meat outside too.
we make the best to really spent good time.

피터 said...

I occationally see a movie with my wife on a weekend. However, we have not been able to afford it in these days, because our baby,8-months old, does not give us a little of free-time.

Anonymous said...

we like to go climbing in spring in shanshan located in beijing china. we go swimming in summer. we go camping in the fall beside th river. we go ice skating in winter.
Childen like running together. Teens like sports such as basketball. Adults like to walk fast in the early morning in the park. Old people like to talk freely as they walk together. They all lived happily.

Anonymous said...

My family likes to go to the zoo, see a movie and play tennis .

Anonymous said...

I like to go to dinner with my parent and my sister on weekend, that enough. Because we work whole week so we can enjoy eating,talking,relaxing,laughing together in that time.It is the best energy for my life.I love them so much.

Mary said...

I go to gym to relax and to get relief from my stress.In my free time i go out for a coffee with friends and Occasially i go to see movie.When i am home I see oprah show.

Anonymous said...

Hi! everyone,I just a student from Vietnam, I love english and their culture. And I love this web too. when I was a child I lived in a country, there i can fly a kite everday. Now a day, when i go to a big CiTy I can't do this, can't hear the voice from flute stick on kite, I miss my country so...If u want to have more friend,please send me a messange with mail:
thanhduc_101@yahoo.com thanks

irina said...

I love swimming very much, but unfortunately haven't got much time. Actually I am not a very good swimmer, but swimming helps me to relax.
Irina

irina said...

I like sport very much:swimming,snowboarding,ice-skating and skiing.These sports are very dangerous. And also I like dancing,painting and singing.It is very interesting and helps me to relax.

irina said...

I like playing football very much.In free time I play computer games and walk.Also I like fishing.
Denis

irina said...

I like swimming!I like walking with my friends,especially in the summer.I like watching TV,and I like listening to music!!!=)Alyona!

irina said...

I like swimming very much. In summer I with my parents go to the sea. I love diving and watching the fish. I like watching TV and listening to music very much.
Alina

irina said...

I like sport very much:swimming,snowboarding,ice-skating and skiing.But these sports are very dangerous.And also I like dancing,painting and singing.It is very interesting and helps me to relax...:))
..Alisa..

irina said...

I like dancing! I with my friends like walking in the shops and going to the cinema. I like enjoying at the weekends.
Olga.

irina said...

I like sports very much and I like watching TV! My favourite sport is football and basketball! Nikita

rovitan said...

I like playing fooball, watching television, listening to music
In summer, I like going fishing.

Anonymous said...

Hiking permits you a close contact with nature as not any other activity

Anonymous said...

There are many free-time activities. But in my case, I often go to the gym. Exercising helps me healthier, and hava a balanced body. Moreover, you can enjoy the friendly atmosphere. When you go to the gym, you will meet many people and hvae more chance in making friends. So, I think that going to the gym is very useful.

Anonymous said...

I think hiking is a excellent habit. I have a friend's group and with them each three weeks lets go to the mountains, and we visit older people also, these people live in places far from city, then we like to do the twice activities, hiking and visit these persons.

Tzu-Ling said...

In my free time, I live swimming and jogging. Among these two sports, I like swimming most because swimming can help me consume more calories than other sports in the same amount of time. Also, swimming in water can make my mind fresh. I think swimming is a good sport because it's not an acute exercise.

jEnZo said...

Im a fan of sports, I usually get bored when im home so im always finding myself busy like going to the gym or playing badminton, and swimming is im doing the most because i love the water so refreshing!

Anonymous said...

I've never experienced hiking since when I was a child, because my parents didn't allowed me and they're sort of afraid that I might suck-up. I think the idea of hiking is really interesting, seeing exotic places together with your friends and it's amazing counting on it. Just remember my motto, "happiness is next to perfection".

Anonymous said...

I spend my spare time in simming,swiming for me is the best exercise for all of your body part,especially on your lungs,muscels. Why do i say so? coz when you do swiming all your body parts is moving strech all the veins so it will hell to boost your muscles and ofcourse the enjoyment is there.

飛小翼 said...

I watched Tv or drank together with our family when I was a child.My father and mother took us to amusement parks or some interesting places.

vivian lee said...

In my country,China,many people like to swim in their spare time now.You can swim whenever you want to.

I like swim very much,it gives me strength when I feel bad.My child,diamond,likes to swim too.He is urged to go to swim on Sunday,so he can play in the water,but there is too many people in the pool.I hate so many people in one little pool to swim.I wish one day there are many swim pools to be built.

vivian lee said...

I like to swim,my family are fond of swimming in the sea,espeically my husband and child.Every year,in the summer,we will head down the seaside and swim.Even rain will not spoil our holidays,because it is much fun swimming in a rain day.At night,we will sit on the porch of the house we rent and enjoy the cool evening freeze.

But this year is not a good year for us Chinese,we have been through a hard time,experiencing a lot,such as earthquake,snow disaster and stock strike.I am not sure we have money to spend on our trip yet.

Perhaps we will have to make the best of it.

Anonymous said...

Hello! I'm a newcomer!My name is Irina.If I have free time I prefer to go for a walk with my boyfriend. Nowadays Japanese restaurants are very popular in Moscow so we can enjoy sushi or other national dishes.My favorate place is the zoo so my friens and I often go there.It's so fun!! Also I like skating and skiing in winter!!!And what about you?

vinh said...

i have much time for study and relax.But my greatest problem is that i don't know to morderate the mount of time for these two.i really wanted to go out with friends therefor i often spent all day for doing this.after a long day,as the result i felt tired and didn't want to do any thing at night.of couse my testing rusult is very bad.
thuogh i had applied many ways to solve this,it not better

Cindy said...

Cindy (in Shenyang of China)

Around me, I know more people like to play table tennis, and if they have children, they may send their children to train for playing PingPang. As Chinese, we all treat this small ball as our country ball. Most of Chinese think this small ball can make person health and ingenious. Sometimes it is very right.

To seniors, jogging is a good sport. They can go jogging any time and everywhere. It can reduce the chances of hurting. They can be with others together.

Marisol said...

Hi! Actually i trayed hiking one month ago, when i was in a camping in Canada. The hiking was very nice, you can relax and you can admire the beatiful views. In my free time, I like to stay with my friends, to watch a good movie or to listen good music, or to do excercise, all of this things help you a lot.

Anonymous said...

Rain days!!! Ah, I like these days because I can sleep very well. And after, make some pankaces; it is very enjoyable.

k50 said...

hiking, hiking, hiking, i like it.Getting out of stress, returning nature, exercise, spending more time with family and more. Hiking would help you do all these.

nary said...

Hi every body!I like all kinds of exercises, but the most interesting one is swimming.I love to enjoin it, because it makes me have a good act and get away from strees."life is messy"that why I try to enjoin what is useful for me.

Anonymous said...

Mina:
I like jogging and watching movie with my family once a week.I think that is a good way to maintain a good harmony with my family.

Hau said...

I like spend all time for my children.

Alexi María said...

In my city is not common the hiking,but people do many other activities in their free time. Cartagena is a hot city and many people like going to the beach or going a walk to the shopping malls, when there is an important concert many young people like to go.
I work all week and for this reason i prefer to stay home on weekends, but sometimes i go to the beach with my children or we do some other activity.
congratulations for your page.
It's new for me and i love it!!
Here, i know i can improve my English.
Alexi Durango V.
Cartagena, Colombia

007 said...

Yes ,the hiking and camping is good way of relieving the stress and spending the time with family.every trip,i just focus on how to climb the mountain and how to play it safe so that i forget all of the trouble in the life and work,it's really enjoy even though it is very hard every time. I wish i can hiring to the summit as i m no spring chicken.

jerry said...

I think hiking is a good sport which is useful to improve your health. Hiking helps you forget pressure of life and work. You can feel comfortably. This is the good way to relax.

Anonymous said...

I think any outdoor activities would be great, we like our home, computers,TV too much... A simple strolling around the block can help to start new and more healthy life style.

Nguyễn Tiến said...

I think going camping is a good activity for everyone. Through it we can have a stable comradeship and extended relationship, i meant we could make friend with a lot of people, know more about them.

yoko said...

actually, i don't like hiking. It's hot, swetty, and tired,,,but i thought hiking was not so bad when i read comments here.

Anonymous said...

I think the recreation activity help people to recharge our life. I like to read the book very much,specaily reading in the coffee shop.Moreover my best recreation is living with my family and spend our time together.

Anonymous said...

Camping is not really a common thing in my countary , ofcourse there is a few places in my countary that is best for camping but i also think that people is not such a fans but in my countary people really likes to go to beaches in summer as we have a really hot weather

Anonymous said...

Since I was a little girl, I spent my holidays among the mountains. Thanks to my parents I discovered the pleasure of walking in the nature. And now that I am older, I find the peace in that place, I feel myself alive and happy here.

Jin said...

Well I am kind of new here and nice to see you guys. I'm from Taiwan but I was born in Japan. It might sounds weird but I speak Chinese as my mother tongue as a Japanese. My favorite thing to do in my free time is playing basketball eith my friends in somewhere street park in Taiwan. But after I came back to Japan I've played baskertball far less than before since Japanese they don't really play basketball very often and there are no courts in parks. What was worse they even don't allow other people to enter their school strictly so that I lost the chances and places to play basketball outside. But I'm still seeking for something to do instead of to play basketball. Nice to talk to you again.

Anonymous said...

In my country people enjoy watching TV, playing cricet or ches with their family. Also they like to go to hiking in the forest and on mountains.
What I like to do? I like read a lot it helps me rest, and watch animal planet on TV.

Anonymous said...

Here in our country, we only have two weather seasons, the sunny and rainy days. During sunny days, outdoor sports are popular such as beach volleyball for young ones and golf for the professionals and old ones. During rainy days, indoor sports are definitely becoming popular such as badminton and bowling.

Anonymous said...

lee eun won in korea

I really feel like playing soccer with my frieds or on-line games, when having free time. I think, on the average, most men in korea enjoy these things.

Anonymous said...

I really feel like playing soccer with my frieds or on-line games, when having free time. I think, on the average, most men in korea enjoy these things.
Lee Eun Won in korea

Anonymous said...

I like seasonal sports. I usually enjoy swimming in summer and snowboarding in winter.
Seasonal sports like skiing or snowvoarding are expensive to enjoy, but I believe nothing is more thrilling and exciting than seasonal sports.

Anonymous said...

I sometime go to the picnic with my friend when I had free time. We would like go to the countryside to enjoy the fresh air. Those picnics make us get togethere. We talk about anything, more and more. The stories about our life, our family, our honet,... Everything is great and I like that moment because it makes me comfortable. I love my country, my family, my friend and everybody. This is a life

Anonymous said...

I usually enjoy camping in summer.It's one of the best hobbies. I usually go to the mountain by my car with my pets.I usually enjoy barbecue and fishing,and seeing a lot of stars at night. Spending in the mountain makes me relax. I wanna go camping right now.

Anonymous said...

In my country I usually enjoy to run, if possible every day in the park near my home. Running is the most complete sport to the human body.

Hien said...

When I was a child, my family was rather poor so we couldn’t have in mind entertainment, even in the summer when many people have their vacation to the beach or some where. But at the end of each year, before Tet (this is a traditional celebration of my country) my parent usually took us to the market to buy some new dresses for this even. Wow, it’s difficult to express my feeling that time, I and my sisters were happy so much. I think that was enough to the poor children like us.
Today, we are mature and have a good job, our family’s income has been increasing, my parent has free time to relax. We want to have more time to be together. Most of my family’s member like going to thenbeach in the summer, this action is very popular in Vietnam in the summer, so we usually go to the beach for few days. It was really interesting. Sometime my family has lunch or diner outside at the weekend; this is a good time to tell about the work and life of each person.
I think family entertainment is really good way to improve family relationships.
Thank you,

Anonymous said...

I think hiking is good for health. But I haven't hiking by myself or with others,because I have no enough spare time for hiking. There are many kinds of sports you can choose, at least one of which fits to you. Soccer is my favorite sport. I like the feeling to play with my team in the playground. It is wonderful.

Anonymous said...

Usually I go for walking everyday. But you know every season has Its own hobbies. In winter I enjoy skiing while in summer I enjoy swimming & camping.
But I cannot afford a lot of time for all these activities, that’s why I practice them only during the weekend & holidays.

tina said...

when i was a child i used to have several entertainments such as:playing with my friends ,going to park,going to the cinema ,riding bicycle and...but
now a days i read books,going out with my friends and family,go jogging and..in my free times.

Jacek polish boy xD said...

Really I dislike hiking ;/.. for me its only a waste of time (but I understand why people do it). I have a groupe of my the best friends and we usually go to pubs and talk about girls ;). But it doesnt mean that we dont cultivate any sport. At friday we meet in our gym and play volleyball. This is the best game and in Poland this game is very famous. So if you want to know something about volleyball or polish team - just write to me jacek_raw@op.pl

Anonymous said...

sometimes my recreation activity would simply be meditation and doing nothing but to think about my life and what might be the next move at work..family matters ..that is to say my life

Anonymous said...

I spend too much happy time with my friends in my childhood. We play kite in spring,and in summer we go to swim together. Sometimes, at weekends, all our family go climbing lushan,which is located in my hometown. when i grow up, i gradually like to play football. And fortunately i make many friends because of football,and now we always play together at weekends to relax.

Jason said...

Sadly, sometimes, I think my living is like trying to fit the outfit to the already over-stuffed suitcase. I feel stressed on my study, work and unpredictable fate.
Everyday I should have full energy on my work. I feel tired in my living.
So,my perfect recreation is to listen the soft music or bed peacefully. That is enough......

Johnny Doan said...

I usually go to the park with my girlfriend at the weekend. I have to go to work all week, so weekend is the best time for us to relieve stress and breath fresh air. At the park, we can lie on the grass and look at blue sky. That's very comfortable!

Hikki said...

I love hiking very much, but I only saw it in television, because VietNam is a tropical country. In my case, I enjoy swimming and gymastique. I go to the pool 3 days/ week. And if I have free time I go to gym club. I think swimming and gym is good for evryone. Exercising help you healthier and have a balanced body.

Beside that, I love to dancing, too. But I have no free time to learn or to go to the club/ discothèque. Maybe next year, I have a chance to begin to learn dancing ^^.

Anonymous said...

The marvelous Olympic Game excites people's interest in sports.An survey show that an increasing number of young people are diving into all kinks of sports in China after the Beijing summer Olympic Game.I'm a colledge student of northern China and there are distinct four seasons.So we prefer swimming in summer and winter,jogging in fall and spring.Young people prefer skating and playing tennis these years.

Anonymous said...

Hi, I stay in Hanoi, Vietnam. In my freetime, i like going to cinema, swimming or bowling. My friends and colleagues then ẹnjoy singing karaoke.

Rigo Kano said...

Hi everyone!
Well, I'm a lazy person hahaha
but I think is a good habit to hiking or do something, in my free time sometime I go to the gym, also I like dance.

BizZONA said...

In russia no tradition hiking but I thing that is very nice method to change your evryday work life.

fen said...

i don't like hiking,because it must be early to wake up.but i like walking at night,it's very fresh in the park.Walking can keep me a nice curve.

Anonymous said...

in my free time, i'm usually watch Tv, read B.D. sometime, i go out to walk ưith my mother at night. i don't much time to outdoor activities, but i try to do exercises at home when i can be possible.

Xu Bochen said...

When I was young,I used to like playing badminton with my parents.but now I have to do my homework which can never finished.I really miss the days that I can spend all my time with my family.

Russell said...

I have been keeping going to a gym since I was a college student. I do weight training there because it makes me feel more confident. Currently, I only go to a gym once a week because of my busy work, so I am so depressed now...

trang pham said...

i think cycling is a good activity for the summer. cycling use lots of your energy, so it will help you tighten your body quickly. besides, you can relax outdoors such as breathing the fresh air, seeing the sight, running through all streets, and so on. cycling is affordable, and very easy to do. with a bike, you can do much for your body and health

Anonymous said...

IN JAPAN, TO GO HIKING AND CANMPING WITH THIER FAMILY IS NOT FAMOUSE, WE ONLY HAVE FUN WITH FRIENDS ESPECIALY IN SUMMER SEASON.
I THINK FREE TIME ACTIVITIES ARE VERY IMPORTANT FOR HUMNAN, AND JAPANESE SHOULD HAVE MORE ACTIVITIES WITH THIER FAMILY O AR FREINDS, BECAUSE ALMOST ALL JAPANESE WORKERS FEELS A STRESS IN OUR LIFE. UNFORTUNATELLY JAPANESE DON'T KNOW HOW TO GET RID OF THIER STRESS, SO THERE ARE MANY COUCH POTATE IN JAPAN....

Yigit Aytac said...

in turkey, it is not really popular activity which makes regularly in public. There are lots of reason to understand it. Firstly, in spite we have large areas to do it, Turkish people like more attractive things than hiking.

Anonymous said...

I think most high school and college students like ball activities.But In China, for work force in young age,I find only a few part of them do activities, they often work over time,and when they go back,they feel very tired and sleepy,most of them do not have regular activities.

Anonymous said...

I think recreation is getting more important to relieve stress from work.
In Korea, hiking is not very famous for free time activities.
In my case, I usually take a walk near the lake in my village or go to cafe to drink coffee chatting with my friends.

Yeny said...

In my free time I like to spent time with my family and friends. My family always meet on sunday in the afternoon. Every sunday in differents house. This sunday will be in my house we have to made food.

marishka said...

I completely agree that hiking and camping are the best ways to relax. Nowadays people spend not enough time on the nature,but it's necessary,we can't do without it!!! I really enjoy these activities,but,unfortunately,i've no spare time for them((
Thanks to Randall for this wonderfull site!!

Recreation Antiques said...

Great health comes along with great exercise. Having a steady maintained diet along with a daily routine of exercising can sometimes seem a bit too hectic to lay on someone since everybody's got a hard work schedule and it just seems impossible to keep up with it. But, that's where people get it twisted. That's how I thought when I was younger. But as time progressed, I needed to progress as well. So I did it. I made time for a my meals, my exercising routines, and of course my life of working. And let me tell you what, it worked! Number one thing that the Most Successful people in the world share in common is time management. I'm not asking you to re-route your daily life, but take no more than 1 minute to think about what it is you want, and 3 minutes to literally sit down and plan it out for ahead of time! Trust me, you will most definitely see results :)

Anonymous said...

In my country,we dont have lots to do in our free time,actually the government does not pay attention to the young.I mean,we dony have facilities for doing sport or another recreational activities.So pepole espcially young,choose the activities which are not safe like driving so fast with a group of cars and racing.Another popular activities is having party that are not safe.Alkoholic drinks are drunk a lot.

Anonymous said...

My family loves going to the beach. We live along the beach in an island, south of Philippines. Everytime my family is celebrating a special occasion or my friends. we go there have fun, swim and sing karaoke with lots of lots of food and drinks (beer and soda). Sometimes we stay there overnight just to swim, eat and drink no sleeping or else you will wake up with lots of coal or pen marks on your face made by your friends or family or relatives.

Bill Lee said...

When season in the spring,I think to go to the park and go on the picnic that is a good things. Enjoying the weather,wind,and sunshine.What a beautiful day!

Anonymous said...

This time is the first I try to leave my comment.I want to improve my english skills very much but I am very very shy and worry about my vocabulary.
I think the sports is useful for human's heathy and hiking is one of them. I like to breath the nature air where there are a lot of tree plants.Therefore hiking at countryside is a good idea.And I like sitting on the porch and readind my books on autumn afternoon when the sun doesn't shine too hot and the wind blows tender.

Virgo said...

Nowaday, people are so busy that they do not have time to relax. Scientists advice that you should have at least 2 hours to relax to maintain your works. So if someone do not use that necessary two hours every working day. That people should use the total 10 hours in happy time for family or friends. Why does not that people take it to go camping outside? It may me the best way to spend that necessary time.
Virgo.

Hassell said...

I really enjoy to go to the beach or to the montains in my vacations!!

Athena.Truong said...

In my free time,I always chat call and miss my honey. She is my life. We're falling in love.
About my family, in my free time, we often talk about everything in our meal.

Dmitry said...

When I was a child my parents and my liked go out to the county by car. We were chosing a convinient place on the riverside and were living there for all weekend. We were living in the tent. I'm with pleasure recollecting that times, my childhood

Anonymous said...

In my case, I do my scrapbook in my free time. It good way to keep memory. I usually do it for my daughter.
Writiing a comment each paper is important. I will forget about the event. Comment reminds me about the moment.

Anna from Moscow said...

I am keen on water tourism. I like rapid streams and bueatiful wild nature around. I helps to survive in Moscow when you go away from megalopolis sometimes.

Anonymous said...

I usally spend my spare time to go to beach with my buddies. The fresh air of the ocean & the seafood could relieve your stress much. It's so great to leave all the messy in the crowded city behind. You could share the memorable moments with your friends in the beach.

Anonymous said...

Hi everybody!!! I want tell us about my free time!! In Venezuela it´s non common go to campout! we prefer to go to the beach! Especially i like to go to those places where i can do sport! I love play volley!

Dedy said...

me... ohh well, iam just doing a homework... and maybe downloading a huge file and kaskusing (we can say, joining forum online in indonesia)... although it seems boring, but i really enjoyed it. thx

Anonymous said...

In our country ,most of people play table tennis indoor or outdoor,especially the teens.
I like hiking in the mountains in our village.

Anonymous said...

I like very much to do hiking and practice running in the forest. In my country (COLOMBIA) there are many places to do outdoors sports.

Anonymous said...

In my region (Russia, Ural) a lot of opportunities for camping, hiking, swimming, fishing, riding bicycle and skiing. There are very much lakes and mountains. Sveta

ChristineRachael said...

it is best to talk about summer activities now since it is summer at where i am, the Philippines. there are a lot of activities done on summer such as kite flying, biking, trekking, etc. but the most famous is swimming. this is the time where beaches are always full and you see people of all sizes, shapes, ages and colors. yes, colors too, since we also get to have a lot of visitors from different countries enjoying the water and sand under the sun.

Natacha said...

In this "crazyworld"...it´s very difficult have a free-time...you must to do something always!!! when you live like this, it´s necessary take a time for relax. I like very much play volley and go to the beach!! and go to the party it´s relaxed for me too!!

Anonymous said...

playing badminton is one of the popular recreation now a days... young or old, boy or girl love the sport because it's really a cardio exercise..everyone enjoys doing it while at the same time making oneself physically fit.

Anonymous said...

For my free time I love to volunteer and teach ESL to my students which is very rewarding for me since I will be teaching in South Korea. The experience now will help me for the future.

Therese

Anonymous said...

I LIKE STUDY ENGLISH IN MY HOUSE WHEN I HAVE TIME I PRACTICE TO WRITE,TO LISTE,AND LOOK MY DVD's

GRICELDA

Anonymous said...

I like to share my free time with my children. Watching a movie, playing board games and talking about what they did.


Lucila

Anonymous said...

I like to go to the park to play soccer with my kids, in my free times and also like to ride a horse some times.

Abel

Anonymous said...

I like very mash went go to the vacetions to the besh in paly vollyball in the hot sand wite the prere grlo in et sede food.

Ramon

Anonymous said...

I like to play soccer with my family.

Jose

Anonymous said...

I IOVE to go With My Family at the mall some Times at the fly Market



ANNA

Anonymous said...

I WOULD LIKE TO GO TO FRENS FOR LEARN MORE FRANCE



ES

Anonymous said...

I read story books and I write. I clean my house. I help read my children's homework. Then I work on sewing machine.


zeinab

Marco Tulio (México) said...

I love spending time outdoors it makes me feel free and comfortable, especially when I go camping, I enjoy watching lanscapes and I feel in contact with the Mother Nature, hooo... I'm forgetting something I enjoy making the campfire, actually I consider I'm the best on it... lol just kidding

nhjmju said...

In vietname,ride bicycle,bowing and skate isn't popular in the park on the holiday.They always meet their friends and go to picnic or karaoke.In my case, i want to go to the beach,go walk o the beach,watch to sunset with my family or my boyfriend....

lostheaven said...

what i believe exciting is bungee jumping!can u imagine,jumpig hundrends of meters!specially when u r affraid of height!!!:D

Marjan said...

I believe the power of music.
I feel so happy when i play Tonbak and Piano.
I think Walking in a jungle make me strong..

lyubov said...

I an a teacher of English at the university in Ukraine. I think hiking is no longer popular in our country. Although teenagers enjoyed it a lot some time ago. I am absolutely sure hiking is not only an enjoyable activity but it also helps develop necessary skills and character.
Lyubov

Anonymous said...

In my free time, I just do listening music and sewing using fabric to make useful marterial like shoulder bags and bedding cloths that makes me feel very creative and refresh. I'd like to recommend you do this as a hobby indeed, I bet you must be very happy with this work.

Anonymous said...

listening music is always best way to stress out!

Anonymous said...

i ussually play Xbox after school then after my duties i watch some TV after that i use the computer and have speech with my parents

aftab said...

Life is becoming hectic rapidly now a days.One can never find a chance to think about oneself even fore single moment.In my point of view we should go with our family to spend some time with each other and have a fun. And best suitable place is mountains in winter season to enjoy snowfalling because being there I feel relaxe compeletely and find myself energatic for whole next year.

aftab said...

When i was growing up iused to spent most of my leasure time with my family.After coming from schoolwe played cricketin our lawn.on every vecant i went on the beach with my family.

Athena.Truong said...

I seldom travel or have a camp. I don't think it's boring. As your life, your society don't do that, it's diffcult to do others.
Hope i can do more.

noor said...

poonam

I like hiking I think it's very amazing sport especial you hike with your friends or lover.You can spend more time with them talking about every thing,it's good to get along with your lover when you help each other during the hiking,and you can enjoy the fresh air,beautiful sunset or sunrise,cool breeze ,even you can find all kinds of animals and plants.I love hiking ,it doesn't just mean sports only ,it means everything about your life.

KooKKae said...

I like to sleeping with spa on the beach. Actually I want to try to hiking but no the chance to do it.

columnas said...

I've never had a chance to do hiking, I think I'd like it. In my free time I love to hang out with my friends and to walk around downtown with them.
I like reading and swimming.
All the best. Thanks for this great space.

DR.YASSER said...

I am Egyptian .. In my country ,the people enjoy football watching and playing and this is the most famous game..
My people, too .. are singing any time and any where ... they called romantic people ..
but , nowadays ... people became too busy in working .. no time for vacations or campings ...
so.. I hope every one to get some rest and enjoy with your family
Dr.YASSER

i_love_peace said...

I think camping is a good chance for entertainment. I am a student.So I think after the stressing lessonsin the class, we can relax by go camping. Outdoor activities can make us happy...

Anonymous said...

i think hiking is a good activity i am lucky both mountain and beach are not far from my house so i can go take rest to relax and relieve stress
i like also to play soccer in the beach and watching movies especially action movies

serelha said...

I think most of people in my country always look forward to come sunny days because they love to go outside and enjoy with nature. Because there are many places where you can do something funny, I think people in my country are very lucky. They have chance to do water, mountain sports and many thing like these, Bur their favorite entertainment is to go to picnic :D .

jean said...

I think camping is great experience. But here in Philippines we have a lot of mountains. Not just camping, but mountain climbing. But I even asked my fiance, if ever I go there in US. I want to experience camping, just the two of us. I know pretty cold there in US. I want to go camping with him. Only the two of us. There's a tent, a bonfire in front of us. Something like that. And it would be a romantic experience for me.

Julianna said...

I live in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. I love nature, i like hiking on the beach or park for instance. But i hate insects, so to camp ins't a good idea for me. I prefeer a hotel.

Anonymous said...

Nowadays, we work so much. Somebody also works in the week-ends. So i think hiking, campimg or recrettional activities as them are a good way to relieve a strees. And it's a great idea to spend a freetime with our family.

takefu12345 said...

Nowaday, people usually ride a bicycle to outdoors with their children ,lover,friends in weekend.
it's a good way to relief stress and also a good chance to contact with nature closely. Besides, people can enjoy the view,breath fresh air , improve health. So I think ride bicycle is a good activity

dollms said...

My hometown is a sea city SO almost EVERYOnE LIKES GO SWIMMING Because it's like recreation and excersies,too.
People often go to the beach all the time of a day but the most crowded time is about early in the morning and late in the afternoon.It's also the famous attraction tourist in our city and country. my famili often spent time eating and swimming in the afternoon, I like swimmimg BUT I can't swim It's silly but It's Ok bacause I can still soak in water for hours. That 's great and fun Especially with friends or relatives

Liliana Andrea said...

In my country it is very popular on weekends to go for an ecological walk, ride on bicycle along the ciclovía, sit on a chair in the park and eat a delicious ice cream while children play, go for a paseo de olla (swim in the river and prepare sancocho de gallina. It is a typical dish), or go to the movies. People love sharing with their families and carry out different activities all together. The family is very important.

Anonymous said...

I like to watch t.v.

Anonymous said...

when i was little my family usually went shopping when we had nothing to do and sometime i go angry because i didn't get to buy my favorite doll.why because back then i very like doll and usually i get one but most of the time i didn't.

Anonymous said...

Hi everybody! My name is Bibiana Trejos I'm from Colombia and I want to tell you that camping and hiking are good activities to relax, since the contact with nature reduce all bad energy and fulfill our heart of harmony.
In Urrao the town where I live is a green place with a lot rivers, here people can swim, hike surf and practice extreme sports. All of you are invited to visit us and ejoy a hidden paradise called the Land of Tone. Welcome

Anonymous said...

i think have a camping is interesting, but somebody hasn't enough money to have

Anonymous said...

I use almost my time for studying. So free-time activities seem to be strange with me. But it is not that I never have time to relax. when I really have a lot of free time, I like knitting. I often learn how to make new stuff from woolen. Up to now, I have made about 6 scarfs for my family and friends. I sometimes visit a particular site to find out new models and try to imitate.
Besides, I love to learn new languages and cultures. I am now learning two languages: English and Korean. I often seek for songs in these languages and their lyrics. Then I learn how to sing in these languages. I intend to learn Chinese and Japanese after I finish the two languages.
I am in major of business. Thus I am extremely interested in news around the world. Everyday I go online to update news in several fields from economic to politic. I specially pay attention on marketing (it's my major). I like to study about marketing strategies which help a company increase sales.My dream is about becoming a well-known Marketing manager of a international company.

Carlos said...

Hiking with my dogs is for me the best outdoor activity ever. I’d love to have a big park near home to do that more often. In my city, the nearest park is called Ibirapuera. But I’m not able to get there by walking, because it’s almost 10 kilometers from home, and the way is very crowded by cars. Hiking with my dogs seems like a very peaceful activity for me. Helping me to put aside my responsibilities, taking me back to my childhood.

Anonymous said...

Hiking and camping are interesting activities that can help people relax from the high pressure.

Anonymous said...

Just going out and see the moon, the stars, maybe a planet a meteor if you´re lucky. I love it!

bebeyp said...

My family like season activties for celebrating our aniversity.
In summber, we like to go to swimming near the sea or at water park. In winter, we like to go to contryside for enjoy the hot spring. I am looking forward to those activties every year.
I like to go out for relax with my sweatheart and my lovely kid.

Anonymous said...

When I have leisure time, I will go hiking with my mother. I think it is a good way to relax my extra pressure and have a good chance to talk with my mom about my school life or anything happening around me. In Taiwan, we usually go shopping with our friends during our vacation or free time.

Thu said...

For me, I'd like cooking most. Because of learning at a University it is sometimes very stress, so cooking will make for me relax more. I feel funny when I cook a new dish myself.

Anonymous said...

Hiking is a very good activity for healthy people and for people having healthy enogh partners to help you during hiking. I liked it very much during childhood. But now I would not dare to go hiking without good superviser))) But there are a lot of many other good and healthy activities which I like to do for a change - it is sight seeing, walking across beaches and swimming, gardening , and scatching- making photos of nature.

Thanh Duy ( Vietnamese ) said...

In the weekend,my family usally goes shopping at supermarket. We buy food,furniture... This habit makes my family feel happy and love each others more.

Thanh Duy (Vietnamese) said...

My family usualy goes to supermarket at the weekend.We buy milk,food,furniture...This habit makes my family happy and love each others more

Anonymous said...

Hello. I'm from Russia. I like ride on a bicycle witw frends. We usualy ride in the city though it is boring. Sometimes we ride in the country, but I fell that I'm urban raider.

Anonymous said...

I like to hike and ride a bicycle. and I think most of people like these things same as me. I've got many memorise during when I enjoy to hike and ride a bicycle. like the scene and connection with strange land.

Marysol said...

I belive hiking and going trekking is great. I practise this once a week and I really recharge my batteries after a three-hour walk on the mountains, I can feel the contact with nature and this makes me feel really full of energy. I love it! Most people should try this!

Anonymous said...

Indeed,family relationships grow stronger due to these precious momments.Spending some entertaining time with our loved ones will be a relief from stress ,instead of causing any loss.When I was a child,I used to insist my father to take us out for a picnic to an amusement park or a beach.I still love to spend the weekend with my family, by going out on a walk or any adventurous trip.It is necessary for us to take a break from a busy schedule and share joys with our family, as they are the only people who will remain side-by-side with us, till the end.

Madiha M. said...

Indeed,family relationships grow stronger due to these precious momments.Spending some entertaining time with our loved ones will be a relief from tensions ,instead of causing any loss.When I was a child,I used to insist my father to take us out for a picnic to an amusement park or a beach.I still love to spend the weekend with my family, by going out on a walk or any adventurous trip.It is necessary for us to take a break from a busy schedule and share joys with our family, as they are the only people who will remain side-by-side with us, till the end.

Anonymous said...

WE BELIVE RAPPEL IS GREAT.IT IS A GREAT FORM TO MAKE EXERCISE IN FREE TIME.EVERYBODY MOST TRY IT.
JULIETA Y JESSICA

vishwanath said...

I really love listening to music, which is good for the soul and releases stress.Cricket and Tennis are my favourite sports,which i really enjoy watching.I would love to try out hiking and bungy jumping, which are such an adventurous and exciting sport.This is what you call the real life adventure.

Anonymous said...

I enjoy wathcing TV when I have my free time. But I think it isn't good. I try to change somethig new.

oralia said...

hello everyone, i think that one way to enjoy a good free time is rested in your home watching a movie. I go to the gym three times in a week and i really enjoy doing exercices becouse i feel happy.some weekends I like to go visit my family and go to the beach.

Catherine said...

Nowadays a lot of people do sports. I suppose it's very good.Sport makes you healthy,wealthy and wise. It helpes to make new friends and to forget about our problems.To sum up, everybody should do it.

Anonymous said...

I think hiking is very good for you. Modern life takes us most of time so we rarely have a change to think about our life. Hiking makes you healthy and give me time to memory go back to past

Viki said...

I love to sew my own clothes! I take fabric from old clothes and I make new ones! But I don´t sew very well... usually I notice there are holes! But I can improve my technique.
Thank you a lot for you esl-lab web page! I do everyday a listening. It´s very useful!


Greets from Spain!

Julia said...

oh my God))) i wish to appear on a beach right now) it's so cold in Russia (Moscow) now... not winter, but...))) sun, send, water, volley ...mmmm... i like it so much! Each kind of sports brings improbable pleasure and advantage for me - hiking, riding on bicycle, swimming and so on. But dancing(hip-hop) and singing is my life. These hobbies result me in indescribable delight)))

Anneke said...

Ik like camping so much, especialli in warmer countries than my own, Holland!
We're goning to go camping in Italy in spring 2010. In summer we like to go hiking in Limburg, The Netherlands, that's a real hilly countryside!

diepvominh said...

when i have free time, i usually excersice yoga, yoga have made me change a lot from soul to body, i love yoga. why don't you try, easy and useful

mayumee07 said...

Reading books and gardening are on my top list of hobbies..I also like singing at karaoke and listening to good melancholy musics..And lastly experimenting a new menu to cook...

Garibaldi said...

As I know, There is no obviously season sport in my country.Taiwan is subtropical place.People like hiking, surfing, going to Gym, etc all year round.But I thing there is a very special sport that always happen in winter, and all ages love it.We have no snow here.Only in a few days when cold front pass by,can people see the snow in the top of the Mt.He Huang.Children, adults, men and women all go crazy about that.They'll rush into the mountain to see the snow.They don't want to miss the rare opprtunity.

Anonymous said...

There are a lot of thing that I used to do it with my family when I was growing up.In vacation we was traveling,camping or visiting our relatives.

Anonymous said...

I like to go to the mountain if I have time. In my country,There are many beautiful resort near the moutain that you might be enjoy it.
..Girl from Thailand...

dndstart said...

I enjoy listening music and working out. Futhermore, I like dancing. I go dance club at times. I think that to do some activity in your free time is really good way for reducing your stress. Do not put stress in your inside, relieve it by doing what you want. Our life is not much long.

nursimay said...

I just went hiking one time but it was great i like it now...
first it meant just walking to me,then i really started to like it
and now it is my hoby!

BB said...

When I was in college, I usually went hiking in the summer. There was a hill near our school. From the top of the hill, I could enjoy the beatiful sunset and the moutain scenery. The breeze relaxed me. What a wonderful experience!

Anonymous said...

I love hiking since childhood. My grandparents and parents often took me out into the countryside. I was accustomed to go into the hills. There is a hilly landscape in my country,dense forests, picturesque villages in the valley, rivers and ponds. I never bored in nature. I can walk many miles. I sometimes walked over 30 kilometers a day and even slept under the open sky, (or under a canopy of cloth or in a tent). It was very romantic. Because of having sedentary jobs, I spend leisure time outdoors. I run skiing in the winter. In the warmer months I go hiking or cycling with my husband and friends. Movement in the fresh air is very healthy. It's the best way how to get rid of stress and relax.

morristhecalling said...

It seems that I haven't been engaged in outdoor activities for a long time. Maybe it's still winter here or I have been too lazy to exercise, ha. In summertime I love swimming a lot. Occasionally I go to the gym, well, not on regular basis. Visiting the country and being part of the nature is definitely helpful to refresh oneself and be dynamic again. And I love doing that at my leisure.

Jessica said...

It reminds me to spend more time with my family.

Julianna said...

When i have free times i like to spend with my friends or family.

Liliana said...

Usually I go out to walk with my boyfriend, especially through the park or near the beach. We spend time talking, laughing and enjoying the beautiful outdoors.

Anonymous said...

always I spend all my times in the work
when the weekend comes i have alot of homeworks to do but when the evening arrive I like shopping and to have awalk outdoor

Anonymous said...

As for me I like to have fun in my free time!Most of all I like differant kinds of sport - ping-pong, volley,swimming, dancing...

Besides it I like camping in the nature - make barbecu, enjoy nature, just have sunbathe or speaking...

It cheer me up and I feel good - so having fun is my favourite activity - and I try to spend more time for it!=)

Anonymous said...

Hello, I'm Anna.

I think we should spend more time with our family, because our family is the most important thing in our life!Members of our family will love us for ever and they always understand us, so we should value them.

I think at first family should have dinner together (it will be better if its a tradition), then family should spend holidays together, go somewhere in summer, communicate with each other and find out something new about people near us...and differant activities help us to improve our frelationships!

from Russia.

Anonymous said...

I am korean elementary school teacher. i've learn English lately. This is my first english reply. I go to church on weekend. So I can go travel on school vacation.

Anonymous said...

Playing soccer is the most famous habit amongst man in my country. I enjoy go camping and swim. I would like to try sking, but in Brazil we don´t have enough ice in the winter.lol

Olga said...

I like to spend time on fresh air beacause I love nature.
Since the early of my life years my parents have brought me on bicycle trips. Every summer we have been going to mountains. But most of the parents don't worry if their children are sitting the whole time in front of computers. but it's very bad for their health. We can see many busy people who work a lot and spend a free time in front of TV. But wy can't they go to the nearest park on bicycle7 I think people should remember about mother-nature and spend free time in forests or rivers doing activities.

Anonymous said...

Some people work very hard without rest, and think it is best way to succeed in their life. But it is clear thet the taking rest help your energy effective. Especially the spending time feeling nature is so helpful to our body and mind. Nature is the BIG mother of human.

slytherina said...

In my country the weather is always hot. The minimum temperature is about 20º C. The people of my country likes hiking and go to the beach. Camping is not the favorite activit.

enrique barroso said...

I am starting with your teaching and I really enjoy it, thanks for your time doing it. Enrique Barroso Freer.Costa Rica.

Anonymous said...

In my hometown, which is a big metropolis, students do not like hiking since there is no mountains or beautiful natural place to do hiking. Therefore most teens like to play basketball and football(in US you call it Soccer).

Ivan said...

Hello! My name is Ivan I am a Taiwan people.I like with my family play Basketball it so fun.

Jana said...

When I have free time I like cycling or going for a walk.

Anonymous said...

I think that hiking is a good outlet for our stress because we can breathe some flesh air and also see the beautiful landscapes.
I hope more and more people learn to go mountains, and notice how nature is beautiful.

Anonymous said...

I think spend time whith our family must be important for all people, we must have conversations for knowing about your feelings, jobs, dreamings, etc. A tip "eating together once a day"

Anonymous said...

I think it's nice to go to the mountains and very healthy so I recommend everybody to do it once a month at least. It makes the day unforgottable

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