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Weekends

Wordlist

Spend – проводить (время)
Chores – рутинная работа, обязанности
Errand – поручение, задание
Relax – ослаблять, расслаблять
Enjoy – любить, наслаждаться
Activity – деятельность, активность
Fun – веселье, забава
Free – свободный, вольный, независимый
Countryside – сельская местность, деревня
R&R (rest and relaxation) – отдых, отпуск
Spare time – свободное время
Time off – нерабочее время
Waste of time – пустая трата времени
Long weekend – длинный уикенд
T.G.I.F. (Thanks Goodness It’s Friday!) – Слава Богу, что сегодня пятница.
The time you enjoy wasting is not wasted time. – Если вы хорошо проводите время, не имеет значения, что вы делаете.
Have too much time on my hands – немного скучно
Time flies when you’re having fun. – Время летит, когда вам весело.
Have a great weekend. – Отличных выходных.
Bump into somebody – разг. неожиданно встретить кого-то

1. Chores – an ordinary job that must be done regularly.
2. To enjoy – to get pleasure from something.
3. Activity – something that you do because you enjoy it or because it is interesting.
4. Errand – a small job that involves going to collect or deliver something.
5. Spare time – time when you do not have to work or study and when you can do what you like.
6. Just sit down and try to relax for half an hour.
7. A house in the city costs twice as much again as a house in the countryside.
8. In the end of working week I said thanks Goodness it’s Friday.
9. I bumped into your mother at the supermarket.
10. We run a danger of wasting time.

Weekends

Hello. This is Cari. I’m a teacher with the online English school, EnglishDom.com. Today, I’d like to chat with you about weekends! Weekends are a favorite topic for many students because we get to talk about our hobbies, our interests, how we spend our free time. Some vocabulary (words) related to weekends are: chores, errands, R&R, spare time, time off, waste of time, a long weekend.

So, chores or errands are those things that we have to do. My chores would be washing the dishes; cleaning the house… my errands would be running to the bank or to the grocery store. Spare time is when I’m not busy working and I just have extra time on my hands. A waste of time is when I don’t spend my time wisely. Sometimes I do that… I think at the end of the weekend, "Oh. I wasted too much time. I should have accomplished more." (Um) But, it’s nice when you have a long weekend, three or four days off, normally because of a holiday, and you can often take advantage of that to go away for the weekend.

Some phrases that are related to weekends are: T.G.I.F. (Thanks Goodness It’s Friday!), the time you enjoy wasting is not wasted time (meaning if you’re having a good time, it doesn’t really matter what you’re doing), to have too much time on my hands means maybe, I get a little bored, I have a lot of time and I’m not sure what to do with it. Time flies when you’re having fun. This is very true…the more we’re enjoying ourselves, the faster the time goes. And, the final one, "Have a great weekend!" I’m sure you’re all familiar with that one!

So, what do you do on the weekend? How do you spend your time? Is it family time? Is it time for R&R (rest and relaxation)? If so, how do you rest? What do you do to relax? Who do you enjoy spending your weekends with? How often do you go away for the weekend?

(Uh) These are some things we would love to discuss with you so, please join us in one of our discussion groups or in the forum on our Facebook page to share your weekend activities and your ideas about how to spend a relaxing weekend. And, we look forward to hearing from you soon. Feel English and feel free. Bye for now.

Curiosity

диван,

Fact

Weekends don’t count unless you spend them doing something completely pointless. (Bill Watterson).

Quotation

Always strive to excel, but only on weekends.

Proverb

There aren’t enough days in the weekend.

Joke

A man went to the Police Station wishing to speak with the burglar who had broken into his house the night before. "You'll get your chance in court," said the Desk Sergeant. "No, no, no!" said the man. "I want to know how he got into the house without waking my wife. I've been trying to do that for years!"

List of questions for discussion

1. Are you happy with a two-day weekend or should it be three days?
2. Weekends in some countries are Fridays and Saturdays, in other countries it’s Saturdays and Sundays. Which days are best?
3. Why do we have weekends?
4. What do you usually do on your weekends?
5. What’s the most memorable weekend have you had in the past years?
6. What would life be like without weekends?
7. How do you feel the evening before the weekend starts?
8. Novelist Chuck Palahniuk said: "The only reason why we ask other people how their weekend was is so we can tell them about our own weekend." Do you agree?
9. Bill Watterson said: "Weekends don't count unless you spend them doing something completely pointless." Do you agree?
10. Do you believe in working on the weekends?
11. Is there anything you dislike about weekends?
12. Which are better – weekends now or weekends as a child?
13. Do you do everything you want to do at the weekends?
14. John Shirley said: "Weekends are a bit like rainbows; they look good from a distance but disappear when you get up close to them." Do you agree?
15. Loesje asked: "Why wait for the weekend to have fun?" Do you agree?

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