IELTS Speaking Part 2&3 #64 Describe something you would like to do if you were give a day off

Describe something you would like to do if you were give a day off You should say:
What you would like to do? Who would you like to be with? Where you would like to do it?
And explain how you would feel at the end of the day.

Sample Answer:

Day off is a rare thing for me due to my occupational engagement. I am a gymnasium instructor by profession and thus I have to remain busy round the week or month.

If I could get a day off, suddenly, I will do only a single thing. Though there a wide number of tasks to pass a day off, I will follow a different idea. I like to watch Hollywood movies and in fact, I am a fan of action and drama movies made in Hollywood. So, when I will get the day off, I would like to watch movies. I have a huge collection of DVDs but I cannot enjoy those for the want of time. I have a plan to watch as much of the movies possible in a single day. Thus, I have accumulated the movies and waiting for an unexpected day off from the role of a gym instructor.

Watching movies is fun when you will have companies. But in this case, I would like to watch the movie on my residence where nobody could reach me. The taste of watching movies alone is also different. I have a small living room at my home which is decorated with a nice set of sofa, a television, and few small chairs. I will play the movie on the television with the DVD player and sit back on the sofa. This is my own special style for watching movies. I try to have a comfortable position and thus move my legs frequently while I am sitting on the sofa. Sometimes I bend my legs and sit on the sofa and some other times I keep the legs straight and touching the ground.

Follow-up questions:

  1. What is the relationship between leisure and the economy?
    Well, people spend a lot of money on all sorts of leisure activities nowadays, so I think leisure is a very important part of the economy of most countries. Leisure could be anything that people do in their free time, such as eating out, going to the cinema, watching a football match, or staying in a hotel. Millions of people are employed in these areas.
  2. How does the economy benefit from people’s leisure activities?
    The leisure industry makes a huge contribution to the economy. As I said before, it keeps millions of people in employment, and all of these employees pay their taxes and have money to spend on other goods and services. At the same time, most people spend some of their earnings on leisure activities, and this money therefore goes back into the economy.
  3. Do men and women enjoy the same type of leisure activities?
    Yes and no. I think both men and women enjoy things like eating in restaurants or going to the cinema, but I’m sure there are other activities that are more popular with one gender. For example, I think more men than women go to football matches.
  4. Where do people in this country usually spend their days off?
    Well, it actually varies in terms of age and gender, too. Young people tend to have a preference of exciting activities, playing basketball or football or computer games for boys while girls are certainly a lot more into fashion and umm Korean films. However, the middle age are more likely to watch TV series or chit-chatting about social issues. And the elderly who usually get up early in the mornings would prefer to listen to the radios to keep themselves updated or some could spend time looking after their grandchildren.
  5. Why is it important for people to have free-time activities?
    I definitely believe that it’s very important for a person to have at least one hobby or free time activity of their own. This can either help you to relax yourself as you have been long time involved in work and study or calm you down, give you comfort when you are frustrated, you know, like a stress reliever. In additional to that, it gives you a sense of accomplishment and a feeling of self-worth, which is essential for you, even sometime you cannot recognize.
  6. Other possible questions:
    Do men and women spend their free time differently? How?
    Do people’s leisure time activities change as they get older? How?
    How do free time activities differ now compared with the past?
    What does the idiom “Time is money.” Mean? Do you agree with it?
    Do you think a four day work week would be a good idea?

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