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Where and how do most British people choose to spend their spare time? Why?. By Yu Zhijie and Xie Aiyi. Generally the greater part of m ost people’s leisure time is spent in the home. Home and family is the ma in f ocus of interest for British people. Leisure at home. Watching television

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Where and how do most british people choose to spend their spare time why

Where and how do most British people choose to spend their spare time? Why?

By Yu Zhijie and Xie Aiyi


Leisure at home

Generally the greater part of spare time? Why?most people’s leisure time is spent in the home. Home and family is the main focus of interest for British people.

Leisure at home

  • Watching television

  • Visiting or entertaining friends

  • Listening to radio

  • Listening to records, tapes or CDs

  • Reading books

  • Gardening

  • Do it yourself


Watching television and videos is by far the most popular leisure pastimes
Watching television and videos is by far the most popular leisure pastimes

  • There is a wide range of programmes available, from current affairs to quiz shows. Many television programmes are about music, wildlife, animals, holidays, cooking and gardening. All these things are much cherished by British people. Britain’s regular weekly dramas or ‘soap operas’ have more viewers than any other programmes.


Every town in Britain has one or more DIY (Do it Yourself) centres and garden centres. These are like supermarkets for the home and garden. These places are very popular with British home-owners at the weekends.


Leisure outside the home
Leisure outside the home has been a popular pastime since Roman times.

  • Visit a public house

  • Meal in a restaurant

  • Library, cinema, museum, art gallery, theatre

  • Sports

  • Gambling

  • Organizations


The most common free-time activity outside the home amongst adults is a visit to the pub.Why do the British like going to the pub?


One of the main attractions of the pub for all regular pubgoers is that it offers good company in friendly surroundings. Good conversation and good beer are two essential items provided by the pub. beer is the perfect drink for the pub. Many pubs also serve food, from snacks to full meals.




  • The English are passionate lovers of competitive sports; and when they are neither playing nor watching games they like to talk about them, or they cannot do that, to think about them.

  • Of all sporting activities, walking is by far the most popular for men and women of all ages. Women generally prefer swimming, keep-fit classes and yoga.



  • For the majority of the British public the eight months of the football (soccer) season are more important than the four months of cricket. Every town has at least one professional football club.

  • Rugby football got its name because it originated from Rugby Public School. It mainly played by amateurs and favored by the middle class. It is also the game played at the great majority of “public school”.

  • Golf and tennis are the more social adult games.

  • Next to Association Football, the chief spectator sport in English life is the horse racing.


Comparison and contrast between chinese and british leisure

Comparison and Contrast the football (soccer) season are more important than the four months of cricket. Every town has at least one professional football club.between Chinese and British Leisure

Inside Home

1 Main Similarities:

a. Watching TV

b. Listening to music

c. Enjoying food with relatives or friends

2 Differences:

a. Gardening

b. DIY


  • Outside Home the football (soccer) season are more important than the four months of cricket. Every town has at least one professional football club.

  • Pubs in Britain and China

  • Enjoying tea in different ways

  • Art a. theatre

    b. museums, galleries

  • Gambling in China: sports lottery

  • Sports:

    A main way of leisure in both Britain and China


Gardening
Gardening the football (soccer) season are more important than the four months of cricket. Every town has at least one professional football club.

  • In Britain

  • Many British own their own homes with attached gardens (about 70% in 1999)

  • British enjoys gardening and improving it to make it more beautiful and comfortable

  • In China

  • Space is not available

  • Still some Chinese will do pot plants, keep birds company, etc.


Pubs the football (soccer) season are more important than the four months of cricket. Every town has at least one professional football club.

  • In Britain:

  • tens of thousands of pubs in every corner

  • Pub is an easy and cheap way to join the British society and get to know British culture

  • In China

    1 a comparably expensive leisure, mainly for rich people

    2 mainly in big cities, such as Beijing, Shanghai, Hang Zhou, Guangzhou, etc.

    eg: Guangzhou pubs

    Face Cafe/ China Box /Wind Flower/F4

    1 Wine: the catalyzer

    2 Cocktail and whiskey: most popular wines

    3 Mixers and people capable of sampling wine: far from enough


Tea in china
Tea in China the football (soccer) season are more important than the four months of cricket. Every town has at least one professional football club.

  • Tea is not only tea in China

    it is a kind of culture

  • A way of enjoying tea in Guangzhou

  • Morning tea:

  • time:6:30-9:30

  • characters: Cantonese, especially the old

  • tea & food: a pot of tea (oolong, Chrysanthemum ),

    Dianxin


Art the football (soccer) season are more important than the four months of cricket. Every town has at least one professional football club.

  • Theatre in Britain:

    1As a rich land of drama, theatre, being the stage,

    flourishes in Britain ( only the capital:100 theatres )

    2Though the population of Britain is small, there are

    still many audience.

  • In China

  • People go to theatre mainly for films, but not drama or other forms of operas

  • Operas have only a certain amount of supporters


Museums and galleries
Museums and Galleries the football (soccer) season are more important than the four months of cricket. Every town has at least one professional football club.

  • In Britain

  • More than 2600 museums and galleries throughout Britain

  • They are mainly funded by government

    (about 0.44 billion annually )

    3. 13 museums including Museum London, The Victoria And Albert Museum are totally free, while others have free access on some days

    4. 40% of the population are usual visitors


Museums and galleries1
Museums and Galleries the football (soccer) season are more important than the four months of cricket. Every town has at least one professional football club.

  • In China

  • 2200 museums with 0.16 visitors, only 12.3% of the total population

  • The displays of museums are out of date

  • Ticket is a stopper for many people


References
References: the football (soccer) season are more important than the four months of cricket. Every town has at least one professional football club.

  • 《英国文化》范中汇

  • http://life.women.sohu.com/glenfiddich/bar_gz.html

  • http://cn.news.yahoo.com/050518/1308/2byew.html


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