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Title: The Britain Out of Doors


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The Britain Out of Doors
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After all, the machine culture is rapidly
bringing us nearer to the age of leisure and man
will be compelled to play more and work less.
----The Important of Living

(???)
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The Britain Out of Doors
  • Characteristics

There are greater gender and class difference.
  • Less provision for woman in many public leisure
    facilities.
  • Voluntary organizations and sporting facilities
    used less by women than men.
  • More men than women spending their time in the
    local pub.
  • Old people and young unemployed persons having
    least money to spend on leisure
  • People in higher class having more financial
    resources available for leisure than those in
    lower class.

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Going out---a night at the theater
  • Where to go?
  • West end---many of the capitals 100 theaters
  • Royal Shakespeare Company
  • Regional theaters
  • Universitiesperformed by touring companies and
    students

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Pubs
  • Misconceptions
  • English pubs are similar to bars?
  • People only drink in the pubs?

6
Divided into two parts
  • Public bar lounge bar
  • More man more woman
  • Sparsely furnished
  • More customers less customers
  • More noisy quieter
  • Cost less cost more

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snack bar providing food like
sausages?ham?olives?salad etc.restaurant
  • Entertainment
  • Darts(??), skittles (???)dominoes?snooker and bar
    billiards
  • There is often a local league in which teams from
    pubs in the area play against each other

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Horse racingthe sport of kings
  • A long history
  • An expensive hobby to own a race horse
  • But interested in racing is not restricted to the
    rich

Steeple chasing
Flat racing
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Sports
  • 1 soccer
  • 2 cricket

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Football
  • Invented in Britain
  • The favorite winter game

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Cricket a Very English Game
  • Shepherds of English invented cricket
  • Pervading all sections of English society,
  • Popular both in city and rural areas

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Leisure Activities Away From Home in China
  • Most people in China like to do out of door
    activities that are economical and good for
    health. The most popular are going to the
    park?playing badminton and climbing mountains.
  • The young like to do something exciting like
    sports and going to disco while the old like to
    do something mild like going to the park and
    practicing taiji.
  • People in cities spend more time and money going
    out than those in the rural areas.

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Leisure Activities Away From Home in China
Britain
  • Leisure activities in China dont have distinct
    class division.
  • There is no out of door activity in China highly
    shared by all ages as going to pubs in Britain.

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Causes for difference
  • Different culture background
  • Different polices made by different governments
  • Different lifestyles and hobbies
  • Different economic situations

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Thank you very much
  • For where there is love, there is jealousy a man
    who loves life intensely must be always jealous
    of the few exquisite moment of leisure that he
    has
  • ----The Important of Living(???)

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Reference
  • The Importance of living
  • ??? ????????????????
  • http//ox.icxo.com/htmlnews/2005/01/20/555385.htm
  • http//news.xinhuanet.com/newscenter/2003-01/21/co
    ntent_700292.htm
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