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Leisure and Recreation

The need to do something for leisure time and recreation is very important in life. In this lesson you can learn about leisure and recreation. People do recreational activities for their enjoyment, amusement, or pleasure. Leisure and recreational activities are considered to be fun. Recreation is an essential part of human life.


What is work?

Work is something you have to do.
E.g. – Schoolwork for you, Jobs for your parent or carers (caregivers)


Leisure Time


What is meant by ‘leisure time’?

Leisure time is a time that is free from work and school, when you can do what you like.


Give another two names for leisure times.


1) Free Time            2) Spare Time


How much time can a busy person spend as his/her leisure time each day?

About four or five hours


Who can have the most leisure time?

Young children and older people


Leisure and Recreation


What are the leisure activities that you can think of?


  • Reading
  • Watching television
  • Listening to music
  • Playing computer games
  • Playing with toys
  • Spending leisure time on a hobby etc.


What are the hobbies that you can think of?


  • Stamp collecting
  • Model making
  • Going for a walk
  • Cycling
  • Bird-watching
  • Fishing etc.


What is meant by ‘recreation’?

Recreation is a game, hobby or an enjoyable event done in your leisure time.


What are group leisure activities?

Leisure activities that you can carry out with other people are called group leisure activities.

What are the group leisure activities that you can think of?


  • Going out for a car ride
  • Shopping
  • Go to the cinema
  • Swimming
  • Playing sports etc.


What is the main thing that affects our leisure activities?

Our environment

E.g. – Land, weather etc.
Hope this article helps you to understand about leisure and recreation activities. Also, read the lessons Leisure activities and the weather and Leisure and Land Use.