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Describe a leisure activity that you do with your family (IELTS CUE CARD Jan to April 2020)

A Leisure activity that you do with your family
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Describe a leisure activity that you do with your family (IELTS CUE CARD Jan to April 2020)

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.


  • I am a student and because of my studies I don’t get much leisure time but whatever free time I get, I love to spend with my family and friends.
  • Generally I spend my leisure time at home but sometimes I go out with my friends.
  • We go to restaurants for eating out or to parks to enjoy fresh air for some time.
  • I enjoy this time as I love my family and friends.
  • Most of my evenings, I spend with my family.
  • We watch TV together as we all love watching reality shows such as Jhalak Dikhla Ja, Dance India Dance and Indian Idol.
  • We enjoy our dinner together and during that time we discuss our day’s happenings with each other.
  • I also pursue my hobbies in my leisure time.
  • I have a number of hobbies such as listening to music, watching TV and doing a little bit of gardening.
  • Whenever I get free time I love listening to music.
  • I like all types of music.
  • Whenever I listen to music all my worries and tensions fly away.
  • When I am with my friends I love listening to fast beats but when I am alone I listen soft music.
  • Every morning and evening, I grab some time for my kitchen garden.
  • I grow seasonal vegetables such as okra, aubergine and zucchini in the backyard of my home.
  • I also grow coriander, mint, green chillies and there is also one lemon tree which looks very beautiful when it is full of ripe lemons.
  • Actually, I was inspired to set up this kitchen garden by my neighbour.
  • He has maintained a beautiful kitchen garden.
  • Sometimes he used to gift us vegetables from his kitchen garden.
  • He guides me about the care of plants from time to time.
  • It is a very fulfilling hobby.
  • Now everybody in my home is proud of my kitchen garden and we all maintain it jointly.

zucchini – तोरी

What is a leisure activity?

Leisure is one’s discretionary time spent in non-compulsory activities, time spent away from cares and toils. … This category is for leisure activities such as those which one voluntarily spends away from such stresses, so-called ‘downtime activities‘.

How do you spend your leisure time with your family?

  1. Family Night. Choose a night each week that is always family night. …
  2. Family Vacation. Have a family vacation at least once a year. …
  3. Exercise Together. Get outside with your kids! …
  4. Read together. Go to the library together. …
  5. Get artsy. Sign up for an art class together! …
  6. Serve Others. …
  7. Get in the kitchen.

Why is it important to spend time with your family and friends?

Why It’s Important to Spend More Time with Friends and Family. While alone time is important for creativity and inspiration, spending quality time with friends and family is just as important. … Social time is especially important for happiness –even for introverts.

What are the examples of leisure activities?

Other outdoor recreational activities include birdwatching, camping, dog walking, fishing, gardening, golfing, hang gliding, hiking, hunting, ice-skating, mountain biking, parapenting (paragliding), sightseeing, skiing, snorkeling, stargazing, surfing, swimming, taking photographs, and even drawing sketches of birds and mountains etc.

Is your family important to you why?

Family is important because it provides love, support and a framework of values to each of its members. Family members teach each other, serve one another and share life’s joys and sorrows. … From their first moments of life, children depend on parents and family to protect them and provide for their needs.

What’s more important family or friends?

People need people. However, if forced to choose which is more important, American researchers now say friendship is more important than family. Their new study suggests that friends may be more important than family members, especially as we age. … He says, “friendships become even more important as we age.”

What are the benefits of leisure time activities?

Exercise, group activities such as recreational sports, and enjoying hobbies help create a positive self-image, especially among children and seniors. Enjoying fresh air, sunshine, better health, and social interaction can all be a part of leisure activity that improves the quality of life.

How important is leisure time?

Why Is Leisure Time Important? The main reason that leisure time is important is that it gives a person the balance needed to focus on his or her other, more stressful, daily activities. Leisure time relieves boredom and stress and also improves one’s physical and emotional health.

Why a family is important?

Family is the single most important influence in a child’s life. From their first moments of life, children depend on parents and family to protect them and provide for their needs. Parents and family form a child’s first relationships.

Model Answer:

  • 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.

Part 3 – Follow up Questions

  • What leisure activites are popular in your country?
    India is a diverse country. All sorts of leisure activities are popular in india. Some people watch TV, some listen music, some read books, some visit relatives or friends, and some do their hobbies.
  • What leisure activities do young people like?
    Young people like watching movies, surfing the net, chatting with friends, hanging out with friends, gymming and many more activities.
  • Do leisure activities have to be educational?
    Not necessarily. Leisure activities may be just for relaxation.
  • Do men and women like different leisure activities?
    Nowadays there are no gender differences. Both men and women do similar leisure activities.

Other Sample

A leisure activity you have done with your family.

  • Who was there?
  • When and where did you do it?
  • What was it about?

And explain how you enjoy it.


Spending Sundays together has always been a tradition in my family. We engross ourselves in different leisure activities like playing card, going out for a picnic or watching a movie together. But last month, we thought of trying something different. My mother planned to bake a cake for an evening get together, on the occasion of my grandfather’s birthday. The only condition was that every member of the family has to contribute.

As we’d decided to bake a cake, all my family member including my mother, father and brother were assembled in the kitchen. As none of us knew the recipe of a chocolate cake, my mother assigned tasks to everyone.

As I told earlier, the main reason behind baking a cake was my grandfather’s 70th birthday. And it was a small surprise since he always favored family bonding and learning new skills collectively. So we initiated and I made the batter of the cake. My brother was given the responsibility to make the icing and decorate the cake whereas my father had to do the dishes. My mother acted as a supervisor.

Though the cake did not turn out to be that great, it was an enjoyable activity. We sang songs, recalled old memories and cherished the time with my family. On the whole, it was a wonderful experience and I look forward to spending more relaxing time with my close ones.

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