Skip to 0 minutes and 8 seconds Now I’m going to give you a topic. And I’d like you to talk about it for one to two minutes. Before you talk, you’ll have one minute to think about what you’re going to say. You can make some notes if you wish. Do you understand? Yes, I do. OK. So here’s some paper and a pencil for making notes. Thank you. And here’s your topic. Please don’t write anything on the booklet. I’d like you to describe a hobby you enjoyed when you were a child.
Skip to 0 minutes and 46 seconds Alright? Remember you have one to two minutes for this. So don’t worry if I stop you. I’ll tell you when the time is up. Can you start speaking now, please? Alright.
Skip to 0 minutes and 58 seconds When I was child, I - I’m from countryside, so I always going out. And then sometimes go to mountain with my friend or river. And then always catch the bugs or sometimes fish, even. And then - at the season, like a Spring, we could get there like a fruit from the mountain. And that’s quite tasty and exciting. And I really like that kind of play style. And then, even I was young, I was with my brother. So my parents are not always with me. So quite a lot of freedom for me. And then always I remember that the weather is nice and then it just - I could go anywhere else.
Skip to 2 minutes and 3 seconds I think that’s the best time with the freedom in there. I don’t usually talk to my parents, but I did that day. But I think they felt that it was safe. And then we always stay with children. So we never been alone. And then my neighborhood was, like, almost all boys. So I was always played with boys. So sometimes play baseball, and that’s great. Thank you. Did your friends have the same hobby as you? Yes, I think so. Yeah. Thank you. Can I have the booklet and the paper and pencil back, please? Thank you.
Skip to 3 minutes and 8 seconds We’ve been talking about a hobby you enjoyed when you were a child, and I’d like to discuss with you one of two more general questions related to this. Let’s consider, first of all, children’s hobbies.
Skip to 3 minutes and 22 seconds How do children in your country spend their free time? To be honest, it’s quite difficult. Because my childhood time and the now, it’s completely different like I can imagine and there. But still safer - and then children play in the park on their own, I guess. Yes. Do children have any other kinds of hobbies apart from playing? Of course, they love like a video game console thing. So nowadays, in fact, I think they stay indoor more than going outside. Because they can play in front of telly - TV - so all the time. So do they spend more time alone? I think so. Hm.
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