What would you do if you had more free time?

Anita, Taiwan
What is something I wish I had more time to do1? Actually, I'm a member in a band at my university and I spend a lot of time with those members practicing music but I think I would like to have some more time to play music with them because I think to play with, to play music with those
members is really interesting.

Al (England): Something I wish I had more time to do is socialize2 cause I don't go out3 and meet people as much as I would like4 to so it would be nice to be a member of a club or join5 a circle of some kind where I can meet more people, perhaps6 at the weekend.

Barbara (Australia): Something I really wish I had more time to do would be study Japanese. At the moment, I'm self-employed7 so I have to work everyday to get enough money8 to make ends meet9 so I don't really have enough time for studying Japanese, which is what I would really like to do. You have to spend a certain amount of time10 each day doing it otherwise11 you won't make any progress. I really wish I had more time to do that.

Mark (Alabama): I wish I had more time to read. I enjoy12 reading but I waste13 so much time, whether on14 the internet or at work. I guess14 I shouldn't16 say that work is a waste of time, but you know, I do so many other things17 and I keep18 so busy, I never have time to read and it's the one thing that I usually wind up regretting19. Many times I think, "Ah, I really need to read more."

Ruth (England): There are many things that I wish I had more time to do but probably the main one20 is I wish I had more time to spend outside looking at the beauty of nature21 cause we tend to spend a lot of time inside at work and I don't think I wish I had more time for things like watching TV or anything like that22 because I think that's quite boring23 really. I think I would like to spend more time outside.

Simon (Canada): I wish I had more time to just hang out with friends24, you know, not only me but also friends don't have a lot of free time but since it's summer now25 it would be great that if three days a week I could just hang out and have a barbecue26 with my friends


1.     I wish I had more time to do = eu desejaria ter mais tempo para fazer
2.     socialize = socializar
3.     go out = sair
4.     as much as I would like = tanto quanto eu gostaria
5.     join= juntar-se a, entrar para
6.     perhaps = talvez
7.     self-employed = trabalha por conta
8.     to get enough money = conseguir dinheiro suficiente
9.     to make ends meet = fazer frente às despesas
10.  spend a certain amount of time = passar uma certa quantidade de tempo
11.  otherwise = do contrário
12.  enjoy = adorer
13.  waste = desperdiçar
14.  whether on = seja na ...
15.  guess = achar
16.  shouldn't = não deveria
17.  so many other things = tantas outras coisas
18.  keep = manter-se, ficar
19.  wind up regretting = acabo lamentando
20.  probably the main one = provavelmente a principal
21.  beauty of nature = beleza da natureza
22.  anything like that = qualquer coisa assim
23.  quite boring = bastante entendiante
24.  hang out with friends = sair com amigos
25.  since it's summer now = uma vez que (já que)  é verão agora
26.   barbecue = churrasco