1. Describe a leisure activity you often do in your spare time. Why you choose to do it in your spare time.
Include reasons and examples to support your response. ★ [2006.12.3]
Walking my dog in the park. As we know， in modern society， we‟re living in a very competitive world under great pressure. It is very important for us to keep physically and mentally healthy. Walking your dog can be a good way to release pressure and maintain fitness. And some people also take it as a way of entertainment. The reasons are obvious， the park has a lot of trees and is located by a vast lake， so the air there is much fresher than that in your home. In addition， walking is a kind of exercise so it can help us keep shape and reduce our pressure. Furthermore， our lovely dogs add the fun and joy to our activity and it benefit your dog as well in way of providing your love and accompany.
When I have time to kill， I usually like to surf the internet. First， because it doesn‟t need too much thinking， all you have to do is to click the mouse， and it is pretty much relaxing. Also， I like anything related to music， I can get anything about music on the internet. Another reason is that I can obtain much information from the internet， too. For example， I can get to know something about current events ，like， how is it going in Iraq， from the internet. So that‟s why I love to surf the internet.
My favorite activity is hip-hop dancing. First， I love hip-hop dancing because through dance classes and performances I have already made more than 20 new friends in half a year， including 2 handsome Korean guys. Also， hip-hop dancing has been my best refreshment for three years and I always feel refreshed and more energetic after doing this， so that I may then concentrate more on my studies. Finally， to me， hip-hop dancing is far more than a simple activity， it helped me to build up my confidence and train my body balance so that I could do a better job in many other activities such as singing， basketball playing， and even wrestling.
2. Describe an interest or hobby that you particularly enjoy. Explain why you enjoy it. Include reasons and examples to support your response.