Describe a time you enjoyed a free day off work or school.
You should say：
when it was
where you were
what you did
how long the free time lasted
and explain how you felt about it.
1. 这道题目让我们描述”a time”，可见是一道事件题，回答时需要注意连接词的使用；
3. 题目问到了“what you did”，我们可以按照时间顺序列举一些活动，一定要注意连接词的使用，使得“coherence”满足要求。
It was during the New Year’s time not long ago when I enjoyed a free day off school.
I began my day late， which meant that I got up really late in the day. In the usual days， I needed to get up early to attend my classes which usually began at 8.00 am and thus I needed to reach there before the class hour. Therefore I chose to stay in bed on my free day off for a little longer than usual before getting up.
Then I got up at about 10am and enjoyed a really hearty breakfast， which seemed to be a luxury during my usual busy schedule. When I had classes in the mornings， I would grab something to eat on the go so I decided to sit down and enjoy some nice foods and a cup of tasty coffee to kick start my free day.
After finishing my breakfast， I went to the Xiaoyushan Park where I could find some serenity. The park was situated on top of a hill by the beach so I sat there， looked at the city and thought about my 2018， which just passed. Then， I went to a cat cafe nearby so that I could cuddle and stroke some cats while I enjoyed my lunch. I had always wanted to keep a cat as a pet however I still lived in the school accommodation where we were not allowed to keep a pet. By chilling out with the cats in the cafe， I felt that all the confusion and annoyance from my study flew away. I stayed in the cafe until dust， when I walked to the beach down the hill. The beach provided a very nice view and actually， I was fond of enjoying the sunset on a beach. So I picked a spot and sat down， watched the sun disappear and left the beach after it was totally dark. I took a bus back to my dorm， took a hot bath and ended my free day by enjoying some TV programmes before going to sleep.
I found my free day off quite healing. My regular days were extremely intolerable because as a student of undergraduate， I needed to remain busy round the day. I had to participate in multiple activities related to my academic studies while sparing some time for extracurricular stuff such as being involved in the Students’ Union. Therefore， when I had the free day off， I didn’t want to set an agenda for it. I just wanted to take the time to really relax and refresh and in fact， I did feel emotionally and physically ready for new challenges ahead after my one day off.
hearty adj. 丰盛的
on the go 在路上
serenity n. 宁静
cuddle v. 拥抱
stroke v. 轻抚
kick start 开始
dust n. 黄昏
healing adj. 治愈的
1. What do people like to do when they are free in your country ？
• example：宅在家stay at home（打扫卫生、和家人在一起），出去看电影，去爬山
There are a number of things people like to do. For example， some of Chinese people like to stay at home whenever they are free as they are so tired by their busy work and study. When they are free， they prefer to stay at home， do some housework or enjoy some time with their families. Also there some Chinese who like to spend their time outdoors， such as walking in a park or climbing a mountain. Nowadays， more and more people in China take healthy lifestyle seriously. So some outdoor activities are becoming a more popular choice when it comes to a free day out.
take … seriously 重视……
2. Do you think parents should make plans for their children ？
• reason：孩子是独立的个体，他们应当自己决定自己的计划；孩子通过自己决定自己的计划，可以学会时间管理（time management）；如果家长为孩子制定计划，那肯定都是让孩子上补习班，孩子得不到休息。
I would say no to this question. To me all children are independent individuals who should be empowered to plan their own time. Besides， by making plans of their time， children can achieve the ability of time management which will be beneficial to them in the long run. Last but not the least， if parents are making plans for their children， they will fill kids’t spare time with many extracurricular classes which adds extra burden to a kid.
be empowered to do 被赋权做某事
in the long run 长远来看
3. Do you think most people are able to manage their free time ？
Definitely not. Actually most people are unable to manage their free time perfectly. For example， some people tend to waste their free time on the phone or computer games which are unhealthy to their eyes and bodies. What’s more， it’s unusual for many people to make plans for their free time as they didn’t learn the skill of time management when they were kids.
perfectly adv. 完美地