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  • What does "leisure" /ˈleʒər,BrE ˈliːʒərAmE/ mean for you?
  • In British English "leisure" rhymes with "pleasure" (in Portuguese lazer rhymes with prazer). What do you think of this happy coincidence?
  • The dictionary defines "leisure" as the absence of duties or work activities. Do you spend your free time actively or "just" resting?
  • How much free time do you have to yourself?
  • Do you like to spend your free time alone or in company? Why/why not?
  • How much free time do you spend on the net? Would you like to spend more or less?
  • If we all worked fewer hours a week, we would have more time to spend on leisure activities and there would be more people working. Discuss.
  • How much leisure time do you need?


Would you regard the following activities as leisure, work or boring?

  • Gardening
  • Doing things on your computer
  • Cleaning the house
  • Walking 20 kilometres in the countryside
  • Cleaning your car
  • Watching the Eurovision song contest
  • Learning English
  • Going to the disco.
  • Going to the beauty parlor
  • Exchanging stickers
  • Listening to music
  • Watching tv series
  • Reading a book

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