№170 по английскому языку за 11 класс Н.В. Юхнель, Е.Г. Наумова, Н.В. Демченко
авторы: Н.В. Юхнель, Е.Г. Наумова, Н.В. Демченко
Учебник по английскому языку 11 класс Н.В. Юхнель. Страница 170
in Belarus spend about 45 per cent of their free time watching TV. The average viewing time is 25 hours per person each week. Almost all households have at least one television set. In many homes satellite, cable and digital television is used. A lot of programmes are about cooking, health, gardening and wildlife. All these things are much cherished by Belarusian people. A significant number of people also spend time listening to the radio. Though some see the radio as quite an old-fashioned kind of leisure both mature and under-aged people prefer listening to their favourite radio station. The addiction to digital devices is constantly growing in Belarus as well. About 81 per cent of people own a mobile phone as well as a CD or MP3 player. 56 per cent of households in Belarus have a desktop computer and about 30 per cent have a portable or laptop computer.
About 24 per cent of the free time of Belarusian people is spent on socializing. That is the second most popular activity in Belarus. People enjoy visiting and entertaining with friends and relatives. Going to the grandparents at the weekend has become quite a traditional point on the weekend plan. Besides Belarusians are interested in cinemas and movie houses. More and more viewers prefer 3D and multiplex movies. About 3,5 million people have been to the cinema this year making it the most popular cultural activity in Belarus. Eating out has grown in popularity, with Belarusian people spending a part of their household money on food outside home. School children and teenagers are keen on McDonald's or pizza houses. Adults would occasionally go to a cafe or a restaurant.
Another popular pastime since Soviet times is gardening. Many people in Belarus have a dacha, a country house where they go in order to run away from a noisy city. Belarusian people want their dachas to look nice that is why almost every town in Belarus has a garden or a DIY centre. These are like supermarkets for home and garden. Some dacha owners look after the flowers and moan the lawns, others grow vegetables and some just go there to enjoy a lovely evening bar-becuing.