Instructions: Complete the activities embedded in the text below - all links will open in a new window
Leisure time is your free time, when you can do what you want. It does not include the time spent on 'duties' 'work' or 'bodily needs'.
Bodily Needs includes things like sleeping, washing and eating
Duties includes things we have to do like tidying your room, taking the dog for a walk, shopping
Work includes being at school, travelling, time you spend doing your homework
v Task 1
Use the spreadsheet to work out how you spend an average day. How much leisure time do you have?
Most of us have more leisure time than ever before. This is because:
Ø people stay in education longer and retire earlier
Ø improved healthcare means that people live longer
Ø people have more paid holidays
Ø people work different hours: job shares, flexible working hours
Ø improved technology means that housework tasks take less time e.g. washing machines, dishwashers
As leisure time has increased, more facilities have been provided to meet the demand. Local authorities have provided swimming pools, parks, playing fields etc.. Private companies have built ice rinks, cinemas, fitness centres etc....
v Task 2
Make a list of all the activities you do in your leisure time.
You may decide to spend some of your leisure time participating in a physical activity. This might include going for a bike ride, a swim or a kick about in the park. Participation is good for many reasons .
v Task 3
Complete the word search to find out more.
Whether we participate in physical activities or not can depend on a number of different factors
Ø How much time a person has to spare
Ø How much spare money they have to spend