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  1. Leisure activities In UK and China By 钟素嫦

  2. indoor activities in UK

  3. Most popular indoor activities • watching television (99%) • listening to the radio (88%) . • listening to records or tapes (83%) • reading books (65%)

  4. Why so many British watch TV? • 25 hours per person every week • at least one television set • In 1999, 13% of households had satellite television and 9% cable television. • BBC1, BBC2, TV1, Channel 4 and Channel 5 • a mixture of drama, light entertainment, films, sport, educational, children’s and religious programs, news and current affairs, and documentaries

  5. Why so many British watch TV? • A wild range of TV programs available • little time and energy left after work or taking care of the family • people place home and family as the main focus of interest

  6. Outdoor activities in UK Leisure activities away home 1998

  7. Pub culture • over 60,000 pubs in the UK • Public bar and lounge bar • sell pub lunches, cheese, bread, pie, fried potatoes, and chicken • Various games, especially dart, as well as skittles, dominoes, snookers, billiards, and quizzes etc.

  8. Pub culture • The traditional pub represents the most typical local culture in Britain. • The British people are known for reserve,but pub culture perfectly promotes sociability in their communication and entertainment activities. • The bar counter is possibly the only site in the British Isles in which friendly conversation with strangers is considered entirely appropriate and rea1ly quite normal behavior

  9. some local rules in the pub • Do not wait for table service. • Do not block all access to the bar while you cannot decide what to order. • How to meet the locals? • Buying rounds of drinks in turns • How to buy a drink?

  10. Leisure activities in China • Developing fast • More spare time: 114 days of public holiday • More money: annual income--10,000 per capita in 2005 • Government is encourage people to spend money on leisure activities to stimulate national consumption

  11. indoor activities in China • According to a survey by “Zero Survey Company”, • watching TV, by 60% • playing mah-jong-25% • visiting friends and family • Having a good sleep • going online • playing chess and reading.

  12. Outdoor activities in China • shopping buying things, tasting foods, hairdressing, entertainments • traveling 1/4 of the interviewed citizens say traveling is their major leisure activity • going to cinema enjoying the special effect and environment in the cinema • doing sports pay to do sports in the gymnasiums or do exercise in the pubic facilities

  13. Britain: the greater part of most people’s leisure time is spent in the home (SR-> textbook P100) 45% of their free time watching television, 24% of their free time socializing, 22-23% on sport and hobbies, 10% on other activities (SR-> a recent survey by the EU statistics office) • China: more and more time on outdoor activities meanwhile the time spent at home is also increasing

  14. Reference: • National statistics UK • Britain Embassy • http://www.china.org.cn/

  15. Thank you for your attention~!