Describe a time you enjoyed a free day off work or school
You should say:
- When it was;
- Where you were;
- What you did;
- And how you felt about it.
Honestly, I’m always tied up with work and study, so overall, I don’t have much spare time to blow them off completely. If memory serves correctly, the only relaxing day I can think of right now is a Sunday about several weeks ago.
I remember I slept in until 10 o’clock that morning. Then I went to a swimming center that’s within walking distance of my home. And I swam for almost an hour. Actually, as long as I have free time, I always try to practice my swimming skills there.
Then, at noon I ordered take-out food and ate it at home. Even though I had time for cooking, I was just too lazy and wasn’t in the mood for it. So basically, all the kitchenware I bought has been sitting in the kitchen collecting dust by now. Anyway, in the afternoon, I downloaded a book highly recommended by my friend and read it while lying on the couch and playing some light music in the background. It was a great way for me to kick back and relax.
So I have to say I didn’t do anything meaningful that day. But it did help me wind down. Due to my work and study, I’m not usually able to spend a day like that. But when I can, I enjoy every minute of it. Plus, I hope I can have more holidays; after all, we work to live, not live to work.
tied up (adj): If someone or something is tied up, they are busy or being used, with the result that they are not available for anything else.
if my memory serves me (well/right/correctly): used for saying that you think you have remembered something correctly
blow off something/someone: to decide not to do something you are expected to do, or not to meet someone you are expected to meet
in/within walking/driving, etc distance: possible to reach by walking, driving etc.
take-out food: prepared food packaged to be consumed away from its place of sale
in the mood for/to: If you say that you are in the mood for something, you mean that you want to do it or have it. If you say that you are in no mood to do something, you mean that you do not want to do it or have it.
kitchenware /ˈkɪtʃɪnwer/ (n): used in shops to describe objects that you use in a kitchen, such as pans, bowls, etc.
kick back: to stop doing things and relax
wind down: to gradually relax after doing something that has made you tired or worried