Spotlight on Russia Страница 8 - ГДЗ Английский язык 6 класс Учебник Ваулина, Дули, Подоляко
Авторы: Ваулина Ю.Е., Дули Д., Подоляко О.Е.
FREE TIME How do people in Russia spend their free time? It’s not all work and no play. Spotlight on Russia finds out what leisure means to Russian people. Russian people spend their spare time in many different ways. One thing they all love is reading. Russians also love going to the cinema and the theatre. When it comes to more active pastimes, skiing and ice−skating are very popular with people of all ages. In the winter, many people skate on frozen ponds and skating rinks. Ice−skating is one of Russia’s most important sports. Russians are also famous for their ice hockey teams. Many of the top players in Canada and the United States are from Russia. Other free time activities include: hiking, mountain climbing, backpacking and canoeing. Many Russians take part in organised sport. Football is the favourite, but many people also do gymnastics, or play volleyball and basketball. In the summer, chess games take place in parks, hobby is stamp collecting and there are thousands of stamp clubs. People from different nationalities in Russia have their own traditional types of exercise. For example, the Yakuts of central Siberia are very good reindeer−sled racers and the Buryats in eastern Siberia love archery. We are trying to find out what our readers like to do in their spare time. Be part of our big survey today. Write a short article/letter about what you do in your free time and send it to us. ACTIVITIES Discuss in class: • Which are the Russians’ favourite leisure activities? • What are the favourite leisure activities of the people where you live? • What do you do in your free time?
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