Writing Time: Teenagers’ Spare Time

Task: Imagine you’ve got a letter from an English-speaking friend who asks you what teenagers in your country usually do in their free time. Write a reply to him/her and tell about teenagers‘ spare time, their interests, preferences in sport and music.

Level B1

Hi, I’m Dima and this is my written work about teenagers’ spare time:

Hello Martin,

How are things? I hope you’re well. Thanks a lot for sharing with me your impressions of the stay in the Lake District and breathtaking countryside views. The Lake District reminds me the Carpathian Mountains in Ukraine where you can’t but adore the spectacular views.

You showed your interest in teenagers’ spare time in Ukraine. I think that in our country young people have a lot of hobbies in different spheres. Teenagers in Ukraine, as well as everywhere in our globalized world,  have very big interest in online technologies. Technology today has made an impact on our everyday lives. Some boys and girls are keen on marketing, the others are fond of web design. In my opinion, hobbies connected with online and digital technologies are the most common in our country because they help teeangers in communicating and socializing.

When russia started full-scale barbaric war against Ukraine, some young programmers collected all information about alarm and created the app of air raid alert. Young people showed their ability to adapt and keep moving forward in spite of all troubles. Some of our teenagers also like create. Now we can see many blogs on YouTube in Ukrainian which were created by teenagers who are into online technologies. A Ukrainian teenager who developed a landmine-detecting drone while hiding up in his cellar has won a worldwide award. His drone can detect mines without detonating them, possibly saving lives.

It goes without saying that there are a lot of teenagers interested in sport, music, dancing and other typical  and unusual hobbies. Teenagers have achievements in various sports and activities. Those teenagers whose passion is music like listening to it, playing it, writing it, collecting it, and even producing it. They are sure that life is better when there’s music in it. There are dance classes everywhere in just about any style you can think of. Some teenagers are engaged in various environmental activities, political and social life of the country. The others are crazy about cooking classic food and fine cuisin from appetizers and snacks to dinners and desserts. I’d also like to mention that there are thousands of teenagers interested in learning foreign languages especially English, and I’m among them! So teenagers’ spare time activities and hobbies differ a lot.

To crown it all, I can say that our young people are very talented and have interesting hobbies. I’ll be thankful if you tell me about teenagers’ interests in your country. Keep in touch.

Best regards,


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