- What do you like doing in your free time?
- Do you usually stay at home when you have free time?
- leisure /LEE-zher/
- spend /spend/
- unnecessary /uhn-NES-uh-ser-ee/
- lack of something /lak uhv SUHM-thing/
- properly /PROP-er-lee/
[noun] – the time when you are not working or doing other duties
Mary usually travels in her leisure time.
[verb] – to use time doing something or being somewhere
He spent three hours playing video games.
[adjective] – not needed or wanted, or more than is needed or wanted
You can remove this unnecessary information in your report.
[noun] – the fact that something is not available or that there is not enough of it
The small village is suffering from a lack of water.
[adverb] – correctly
My computer is not working properly.
According to US economist Daniel Hamermesh, the way we look for high-quality products and services has taken more of our time than we’ve spent using them. Additionally, people in high-stress, high-paying jobs place so much focus on work that they think of free time as something unnecessary. Anat Keinan, an associate professor of marketing, also points out that our perspectives are changing: a lack of leisure time has become a status indicator. She claims that celebrities on Twitter boast about “having no life” and “needing a vacation badly.”
The fear that we aren’t spending our time “properly” might make leisure seem pointless. Even so, the only “right” way to use free time is to relax, make lovely memories, and trust that everything will turn out fine.
True or False:
- According to the article, leisure can be a source of our stress.
- Daniel Hamermash says that we spend more time looking for high-quality services than we’ve spent time on them.
- Those who work in high-stress, high-paying jobs think of free time as something unnecessary.
- Anat Keinan claims that our perspective toward leisure time is not changing.
- The only “right” way to use free time is to spend more money on it.
Fill in the blanks:
|leisure||spend||unnecessary||lack of something||properly|
- We have no _______ vegetables so far.
- What do you do in your _______ time?
- It’s so dark. I can’t see _______.
- It’s _______ to add anything else to that. It’s fine as is.
- How do you _______ New Year’s Day?