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pastime

pastime

Date: Apr 21 2016

Themes: Hobbies, Time

Quote

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“I feel like watching my dating life has become a bit of a national pastime.”

Singer Taylor Swift, talking about how people pay attention to her love life(Yahoo Lifestyle)

Definition

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activity one does to be happy; comes from the expression pass the time

2. Use - Learn how the slang is used.

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What do you like to do for fun? Is there something you do to relax after work, like playing tennis at the park with your friend? In English, an activity that someone does for fun is called a pastime.

There are many different kinds of pastimes. Some people like to relax calmy while reading a book while other people like to play their favorite sports. These fun activities are called pastimes because they are something people do to pass the time when they are not working or studying for school.

In the United States, people love talking about Taylor Swift’s boyfriends. Her love life is always on the news. She thinks that America’s favorite pastime is talking about who she is dating!

What is your favorite pastime?

Examples

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“My friend Michelle loves to read. It is her favorite pastime.”

“My favorite pastime is curling up by a roaring fire and reading a good book.”

“My boyfriend’s favorite pastime is playing basketball. He goes to the park everyday to play!”

Winners

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something one does for entertainment.
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Jullieta

Jullieta

Russian Federation

my favorite pastime is swimming, watch films, meet my friends

07:46 AM Jul 12 2018 |

Sergijko

Sergijko

Ukraine

Going to gym either playing different kinds of sports are my best pastime.

01:03 PM Jun 01 2016 |

Buurraakk

Buurraakk

Turkey

Mu favorite past time is go to the gym

10:04 PM Apr 21 2016 |

KaryChoy

KaryChoy

Hong Kong

My favorite partime is listen to music, it can do to relax. 

01:21 PM Apr 21 2016 |

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GWTA

GWTASuper Member!

Germany

my favorte pastime is riding my motorbike, fightsports and doing my job.

11:01 AM Apr 21 2016 |

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abdullah201933

Saudi Arabia

my favorite pastime is reading and swimming and listen to romantic music and walk on the beach and speaking about some topics with friends

09:04 AM Apr 21 2016 |

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hermitlady

China


  The table tennis ball is my favorite pastime. For me ,it is not just a sport, but a source of happiness. It is relaxed when after work, when unhappy, when there is nothing to do.



   Also I like reading a book or watching a entertainment program.



 


03:11 AM Apr 21 2016 |

hermitlady

China


  The table tennis ball is my favorite pastime. For me ,it is not just a sport, but a source of happiness. It is relaxed when after work, when unhappy, when there is nothing to do.



   Also I like reading a book or watching a entertainment program.



 


03:10 AM Apr 21 2016 |

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joao correia

Brazil

The same that spend time… relaxing take a break.

02:59 AM Apr 21 2016 |

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