Taking Time Off. Leisure in Britain Today.
Taking Time Off. Close. 1 2 3 4 5. Want to Read. Are you sure you want to remove Taking Time Off from your list? Taking Time Off. Published 1980 by Chambers Harrap Publishers Ltd.
Young and old spend leisure time working together for good causes, raising money .
Young and old spend leisure time working together for good causes, raising money for the benefit of victims of famine, flood or misfortune. All of this demands a good deal of organisation and innumerable committees. The books in the lending section are always kept on open shelves, and library staffs are very helpful in getting books on request from other libraries through the exchange system.
The weekends are a time for families in Britain. Sundays today are becoming like any other day other week with shops open. Often the parents are not at work having worked a five day week from Monday to Friday. Saturdays are a busy time for shops with many families going shopping. Sundays used to be a very special day of the week in Britain. Popular leisure activities on Sunday used to be going to church and doing odd jobs around the home such as gardening and DIY. Until a few years ago shops were not permitted to open on a Sunday. Some families will now spend their time shopping rather than going to church or they will combine the two activities.
In Britain the range of activities is more diverse than in Russia, partly because our society is more diverse, partly because we lack your long traditions of organizing activities for everyone. In what follows, do not assume that 'British people do this' or 'British children do that'.
take after sb in the family. take sth off. снимать, сбрасывать что-то. быть похожим, пойти в кого-то. take sth in. понять; разобраться.
Part One: The People of Britain. Chapter 1 How We Find Work. Chapter 2. Work Culture In Britain. Culture and Civil Society. Chapter 1. How the British Enjoy their Leisure. Who We Are and Where We Came From. Chapter 3. Earning and Spending Money. Helping Ourselves: Our Passion for Voluntary Associations. Helping others: The Big Issue and other bright ideas. Chapter 4. Culture and the Arts. Chapter 5 Are We a Godless Society? Chapter 6. A Brief History of Sport in Britain. Chapter 7. Alcohol, Nicotine and other Dangerous Substances.
Топик Hobbies, Leisure time. Leisure or free time is a period of time spent out of work and domestic activity. It is also the period of recreational time before or after compulsory activities such as eating and sleeping, going to work or running a business, attending school and doing homework or housework. Leisure time is the time when you can forget about day-to-day stress and stressful activities and relax. These activities can be our hobby. Nowadays people work all day long and rarely have spare time to rest and to do something they like.
A lot of people like taking off old buildings: palaces, castles, churches and old houses of historical interest. People spend much time watching television. 5 Sports The most popular forms of active leisure in Britain include walking, swimming, keeping fit and cycling
A lot of people like taking off old buildings: palaces, castles, churches and old houses of historical interest. Others are interested in video films and they record family events there. 5 Sports The most popular forms of active leisure in Britain include walking, swimming, keeping fit and cycling. Football is the national sport in Britain. Rugby football, which is played with an oval ball, is also popular in Britain. Cricket is also associated with England. 6 Music Listening to music is also a popular pastime. Pop and rock albums are the most common types of music. Pop music is the most popular form of musical expression in Britain.