雅思口语Part2话题卡：Describe an activity you usually do that wastes your time 描述一件你通常做的浪费时间的活动
Describe an activity you usually do that wastes your time
You should say:
What it is
When you usually do it
Why you do it
And explain why you think it wastes your time
An activity I often do that wastes my time is attending some gathering dinners of my parents’ friends and relatives.
You know, there’s a tradition in China, at least in my province, that one should throw a feast as big as possible to invite friends and relatives to attend as a way of celebration if something big happens. It is not only a method of commemorating the big day but also a chance to enhance social connections.
I usually attend these kinds of events during the weekends nearly once a month. You know my family has a lot of connections. So, it’s not a rare thing that someone would give a phone call to invite us to have dinner the next day with their friends.
The reason why I need to do it is that I have to. You know, I wouldn’t be regarded as a courteous kid in front of those senior relatives if I didn’t accept their invitations. Also, this article is from Laokaoya website, my parents often warn me that I won’t be able to have a meal at home if I don’t go with them, which often makes me quite upset.
In my eyes, the biggest reason why it is time-consuming for me is that I actually have little value in doing those activities. You know, during the gathering, I met no peers but those who are at my parents’ age. You know, they are just playing Mahjong or something like that where I feel totally not interested. I’d rather stay at home doing my assignments or playing computer games than idling there.
Part 3 追加问题
How do you balance life and work?
Will you continue doing something when you are aware that it’s a waste of time?
What kinds of things make people feel pressured?
Why do some people refuse to abide by rules?