Реферат: Leisure and Activities

Schools provide American students with much more than academic education.Students learn about the world through various school-related activities. Morethan 80 percent of all students participate in student activities, such assports, student newspapers, drama clubs, debate teams, choral groups and bands.

What are the favorite sports of American young people? According tothe survey «The Mood of American Youth,» they prefer football,basketball, baseball, wrestling, tennis, soccer, boxing, hockey, track andgolf.

During their leisure time, students spend much time watchingtelevision. They also listen to music on the radio and tape players. Theaverage American teenager listens to music on the radio about three hours everyday. Without a doubt, rock-and-roll music is the favorite of teenagers in theUnited States.

America's young people are mostly hardworking. Many haveafter-school jobs. One poll indicated that nine out of 10 teenagers polled saidthey either had a job or would like one.

Child labor laws set restrictions on the types of work that youthsunder 16 years old can do. Many youths work part-time on weekends or afterschool at fast-food restaurants, babysit for neighbors, hold delivery jobs orwork in stores.

Many youths are involved in community service organizations. Someare active in church and religious-group activities. Others belong to youthgroups such as Girl Scouts or Boy Scouts. About three million girls aged six to17 years old belong to Girl Scouts, for example. They learn about citizenship,crafts, arts, camping and other outdoor activities.

Thousands of young people volunteer to help take care of theelderly, the handicapped and hospital patients. Many help clean up thenatural environment,

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