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Unit 10: Free Time Activities and Popular Hobbies

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  • 1. Carmen Parik 11c
  • 2.
    • Watching television is the most popular passive activity.
    • Another wide-spread activity is visiting friends and relatives.
    • Do-It-Yourself has for a long time been a really popular hobby.
    • Buying CD’s and DVD’s, increasing popularity.
    • Reading a daily newspaper.
    • Keeping pets, especially cats and dogs.
  • 3.
    • Going to the pub is one of the most popular one.
    • Shopping is enjoyed by many people.
    • Sport and physical exercise have always been popular.
    • Brass rubbing.
    • Going on holiday is something many families look forward to.
  • 4.
    • 99% of British homes have a TV and the average person watches 24 hours of TV a week.
    • There are 5 terrestrial channels: BBC 1, BBC 2, ITV, CHANNEL 4, CHANNEL 5
    • The BBC- The British Broadcasting Corporatin stands for truth, fairness and impartiality in reporting and servising the audience.
    • The BBC comprises:
      • five national radio stations
      • more than 30 local radio stations
      • two national television channels
      • the international BBC World Service
      • BBC Worldwide Television
      • BBC Prime
  • 5.
    • The BBC`s most popular programmes can be grouped into three main areas:
      • Comedy programmes
      • Documentaries
      • Drama series
    • They are often sold internationally.
    • Soaps, showing people`s daily lives, are very popular for being entertaining
  • 6.
    • Acting is very popular among people of all ages. Even children in schools often perform plays by variety of writers.
    • Britain has good system of training professional actors by having good drama schools. Among the top drama schools is RADA. Many qualified actors have won Hollywood Oscars. Like Emma Thompson, Hugh Grant, Kate Winslet and many more.
    • England today also has many talented film and theatre directors but the film industry has decreased and many film directors work in Hollywood.
    • The most famous theatres are the National Theatre and the Barbican in London and also the Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre.
  • 7.
    • The majority of the British take part in sport or physical recreation at least once a month
    • Britain has been good at inventing sports and fixing the rules of games
    • Football, rugby and hockey were first played in British public schools in the 19th century and the rules for these games were written down in Britain between 1870 and 1890
    • Horse-racing, lawn tennis and rowing also originate in Britain
  • 8.
    • It is the national game, mostly played in summer
    • The sight of cricketers, all dressed in white on the cricket pitch in a village green, represents something traditionally English
    • Cricket continues to teach good manners and fair play, which help people who lose a game not to lose their temper
  • 9.
    • Football is more popular than cricket and it is more popular in winter.
    • The 22 best English teams play in the Premier League, while the other proffessional teams play in Divisions1, 2 and 3
    • Girls’ and women’s football is a fast-growing sport in Britain.
    • And RUGBY is also popular in England.
  • 10.
    • The London Marathon
    • The Great North Run
    • The annual Boat Race between Oxford and Cambridge Universities
    • The Wimbledon Tennis Championships
      • It is the most important international tennis event
    • The Grand National Horse Race
    • The Test Match Cricket Series
    • The Henley Royal Rowing Regatta
  • 11.
        • John Charles , one of the finest footballers in Britain
        • Roger Bannister was the first athlete in the world to run a mile less than four minutes
        • Virginia Wade was the first British woman to win the women`s singles competition at Wimbledon
        • Kelly Holms won the 800 metres and 1,500 metres Olympic gold medals in Athens.
  • 12.
    • London was under consideration to host the 2012 Olympic and Paraolympic games.
    • And in 2005 the decision was made in favour of London.
    • It kas hosted Olympic Games twice before: in 1908 and in 1948.
  • 13.
    • It is said that British love to spend their time on hobbies and physical exercises and like to take them really seriously.

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