Topic 48 1 June 2018  Spare Time - Do You Have Any?


1. How much spare time do you really have? (Think of all the things you 'have' to do every day, then subtract from 24 hours).

2. What do you do in your spare time? Why do you do those things?

3. Do you think of exercise as a spare time activity, or something you have to do? Why?

4. Do you have a hobby that takes a lot of your time? What is it?

5. How do you think most people use their spare time differently in Australia than from their home country? Why is there this difference (or not)?

6. Is social media like Facebook or Wechat just something for spare time, or does it eat up other time?

7. Spectator sports (e.g. watching football etc) takes up much spare time for lots of people (but they often avoid exercise themselves). Is watching spectator sports a good or bad use of spare time? Why?

8. In some cultures, and for some people, going out to restaurants, cafes or pubs is a big use of their spare time. What are the upsides and downsides of this sort of pastime?

9. Have you ever thought of study as an interesting spare time activity? (For example, learning a language, taking a course on something that interests you ...). Why is this a good idea, or not a good idea?

10. How do you think spare time changes, from being a child, to social life in your 20s, to having a career or raising children, to being retired? Which time of life would you prefer?


Spare Time - Do You Have Any? ©Thor May 2018