Реферат: The British at leisure

Leisure is the time when you are not working and you can relax anddo things that you enjoy doing. How people use their free time depends on age,sex, educational background, social class, personal taste and inclinations.Britain is a country where leisure time and the sporting life are takenseriously. The British have a reputation for being mad about sports.

There is widespread interest in most kinds of sport throughoutBritain. Millions of people all over Britain regularly take part in sport orexercise. The most popular games are football and cricket. Large crowds attendoccasions such as football and rugby union matches; the Wimbledon lawn tennischampionships; the classic horse races; the Open Golf Championship; Grand Prixmotor racing; and international cricket matches.

Many people enjoy rambling, climbing and cycling. In summer groupsof people go on outings to popular resorts like Brighton or Black pool. MostBritish families like to spend their free time at the seaside. The beaches arevery crowded in hot weather. But not everybody in Britain is interested inSPORT or in outings. Some are interested in going to the theatre, to thecinema, to concerts. A specially British activity which may count as CULTURALENTERTAINMENT is attendance classes in Adult Institutes and Colleges of FurtherEducation.

People study subjects, many of them are vocational or of generalinterest. So we see that in Britain it’s easy for everyone to find a pleasantspare time occupation and there are so many different things that the Britishreally enjoy. A vaibility of choices to the British usually stimulates anddirects their recreations. 1)Cultural entertainment, 2)Outings and trips, 3)Sport.

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