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Cue Card # A leisure activity you do with your family.

You should say:

  • What you do
  • Who you do it with
  • Where you do it
  • And explain why you like to spend your free time this way.

Sample Answer 1

I always look forward to spending some leisure time with my family. Usually, on public holidays and weekends we get that opportunity. I would like to talk about an activity that we do as a family on such off days. It is playing the board game – Scrabble. In this game, words have to be created using tiles that have letters and points printed on them.

The board has a crossword like design and the tiles are placed on the board to create words and get scored according to the points on the tiles. The board also has some squares that add or multiply the points. We are a family of four and we usually play this game as individual participants and sometimes in pairs. This is the time we get to really bond and chat with each other, while having fun playing the game. Sometimes we fight with each other, but playfully.

While growing up too, my siblings and I used to play this game. Our parents made sure that even during playtime we learn something. This game has had a tremendous role to play in building our vocabulary. Even though there are many game apps these days that emulate this game, but the real fun is in playing the actual board game. I believe that children should be made to play such games, through which they get to learn something and also spend quality time with family and friends.

Sample Answer 2

In today’s world the bond between children and parents is not as strong as it used to be in the past and the main reason behind this negative development is lack of time which all family members spend together. Parents are busy in their daily chores and children spend most of their time on their gadgets like laptops and smartphones. This is not only impacting the closeness between the relations, it is also leading to other problems like communication gap and in some cases lack of respect for the parents among the children.

Fortunately, I have been blessed with a great family and right from the childhood my parents have inculcated the right habits in me and my brother. When most of the children of my age were getting ipads and mobile phones, my parents gave me books to read and every night my mother would come to our room and read those books with us.

My parents have always ensured that everyday all the members of the family would spend some time together and discuss small matters that interest all of us. Another tradition which they started and is still part of our routine is to do some kind of leisure activity every week outside our home to change the atmosphere.

Every Sunday evening all of us together go to a park nearby our home and sometimes we call our friends as well to make the activities we do there more fun. As I mentioned earlier that it has become a tradition so everybody in my families makes sure that do not make any other plans for Sunday evening.

We go to the park around 5 in the evening and the first thing we do is just sit and relax for 15 minutes. In those 15 minutes our parents teach us to appreciate nature and everything it has given to us. After that we play some casual games like throwing frisbee and volleyball. My parents have always emphasised on all round development of their children therefore they always encourage us to play sports and not only focus solely on studies.

My father always says that a fit mind can only reside in a fit body and always treat your body like a temple. After playing those games we take a break for another 15 minutes and relax. The last activity that we do before leaving for home is yoga. My father is a strong believer in the benefits of yoga and we do some basic yoga exercises for nearly half an hour.

On our way home our parents treat us with some sweets like ice cream or traditional Indian dishes. I have to admit that every week I wait for Sunday with bated breath because I always look forward to all the fun we have in the park and I enjoy every moment their to the hilt.

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