A: I read a lot. I like to read works by English writers. My favorite one is Hemingway. I have read “Farewell to Arms” and “Old Man and the Sea” by him. Both books were a fantastic experience. I have seen the film versions too of the latter one starring Spencer Tracy. I got a multitude of books for Christmas because everyone knows that I am crazy about books. Even at night, before I go to bed, I read something using the bedside lamp until I get sleepy.
B: I like to watch TV. I prefer to watch films on nature and science. You can learn a lot by watching them. I like classic movies as well. Marlon Brando and Brad Pitt are my favorite actors. I have seen “The God Father” by Marlon Brando many times. I like movies on history too. It’s interesting to watch past stories come alive on the screen. I enjoy watching a good detective movie as well. I always try to guess who the bad guy is before they are discovered by the detective. I prefer movies about criminals that are based on true stories.
C: Unfortunately, watching TV quite often disruptsmy daily routine. Usually, I try to go to sleep around 10pm. However, if there’s a good movie on, which I never want to miss, I stay up until it’s finished no matter how long it takes. This is why I sometimes end up going to bed around midnight. I vowed a couple of times already that I would never stay up after 10pm. Of course I haven’t been good at staying with that.
D: I really like to listen to music. In my opinion, listening to music is the best pastime activity. I love music very much, particularly English and American pop. My favorites are Madonna, Michael Jackson and Girls Aloud. I am not too wild about classical music though. Maybe I’m too young. People say that you start to love classical music in your older years. I have been learning to play the piano for the past two years. I am only a beginner, but I really like it. I hope, though, that it will help me get closer to my musical interests.
E: In my free time I like to make things. I enjoy tinkering with things, drilling and carving. It seems like there’s always something to do around the house. I turned part of the basement into a workshop. I spend one or two hours there every day. I make birdfeeders, birdcages, bookshelves and stools. After I finish working, I clean the tools and put them away. I like things in order.