Before the invention of the record player, people
were used to make their own music at home in the evenings.
Nowadays people aren't used to entertain themselves. They use to spend most of their leisure time
watching television. In spite of the long time
spent in front of the television set, reading is an
even more popular pastime than it used to be.
At one time women used to having less free time
than men, because they were used to do all the
housework, but now many men have got used the
idea of sharing the household chores.
Entertaining friends has always been a favourite way
of passing the time. The ancient Romans used to eat and drink at banquets
which lasted all day and
night; they probably became used to get up the next day feeling ill !!
Today many people try to keep fit. People who
to sleep until noon at the weekend have now got used to get up early so that they can run,
do yoga before breakfast.
A popular hobby is collecting things. Some people
collect relatively cheap objects like stamps or
postcards, while others use to prefer antique
furniture or vintage cars.