1. What do you do in your spare time?
Because I’d prefer staying at home, I spend my spare time for my hobbies. Usually I’ll start by turning on some music. If I have plenty of time, I’ll get straight to dancing or drawing. Otherwise, if it’s just a quick break, social network such as Facebook or Instagram will definitely be a good choice.
2. When do you spend time with your family?
Since my parents go to work for a whole day, my younger brother and I has classes every day, so we only meet to have dinner in the evening. Although we’re busy with own schedule, we tried to maintain the family-dinner habit as regularly as possible, so having dinner with my family has apparently become a habit.
3. What do you usually do on weekends? What did you do last weekend?
Weekends are my pamper days, if I don’t have to go to the supermarket to fill the fridge or meet my friends. Of course the first thing I’ll do every weekend is to oversleep as long as I could. I spend most time on chilling out at the weekend. I’d like to cook myself a big yummy meal and watch some TV while eating. Besides, I’d probably practice dancing for a while or go online chatting with my friends a bit longer. And when the night comes, after planning what to do next week, I’ll give myself some treatment and go to bed early.
Pamper day (n) a day to stay at home and enjoy one’s self
To chill out (v) to relax, to have some rest
For a while (expression) for a short time
4. What do other people in your hometown (or in your country) usually do on the weekend?
As far as I’m concerned, people have a plethora of things to do on the weekends. The elder can go shopping. They can play sports or they can go for a drink with their friends at some nice coffee shops.Meanwhile, the young usually plunge themselves into beautiful landscapes on a short road trip to escape from the hustle and bustle of the city.
Plunge oneself into (phrasal verb) suddenly experience something
The hustle and bustle (expression) busy and noisy activity
5. What are you going to do next weekend?
I don’t have any actual plan for weekends, to be honest. If I’m free and the weather is nice, probably I’d have a drink and chit chat with my friends, since we don’t see each other often during weekdays. Otherwise I’ll just stay home, continue with my work and enjoy me time.
Me time (n) one’s own personal time to be alone
6. Do you think it is important to make the most of your weekend?
I absolutely agree with this idea. The weekend is a perfect time for recharging my batteries after an exhausting working week, staying connected to family and friends, and planning ahead for the incoming week. A relaxing weekend will also help me avoid getting sucked into a routine that feels a lot like a daily grind.
Had better do Sth (adv) Sth that should be done rather than Sth else
Daily grind (phrase) everyday routine
Get sucked into (phrase verb) become involved in an unpleasant situation
7. Do you feel that weekends now are more important to you than when you were a child?
Yes, weekends or day offs are becoming more important to me. Since working time accounts for higher proportion of my schedule, I barely have time for family or friends, not to mention taking care of ourselves. Back then I was of course more relaxed. There were no pressure, no deadlines and I have my parents take care of me.
Day-off (n) a day that is free from work/classes
To take away (v) to carry Sth on the go
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