1. Did you know that china had the largest skate boarding park in the in the world by the great wall of china.


2.Chinese people built RC airplanes and raced them.


3. 1 million people in china play golf for a hobby.


4. Bowling is very popular in china.


5. Playing an intrument is a very big thing in china they like to play flute drums cymbols and more


6. Flying kites are a very very big thing in china.


7.Dance is a very big thing in china because everybody wants to do all the these dances


8. Nature is a very beautiful in china to walk in.


9. Hobbies for china is riding horse,biking,climbing and more.


10. For fun they like to go to the zoo.







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A traditional dance in the Chinese culture is called the Lion Dance or the dragon dance.



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The largest skate park over the Great wall of China.



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This is called pocket billard and it is like our game pool.


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This is called a shuttle cock like in badminton.


Peter Feldmann

Recreation of China

My topic I chose to talk about was the Chinese hobbies and recreation. Their past times and activities were very interesting to me. I found that China's entertainment is not that different from the United States.

The Chinese are not outdoors people. They spend relaxin time in the parks or countryside.39% of the Chinese sometimes spends time in natural places compared to 49% in the United States. The Chinese take walks and spend time in the park for little activity Comparing to the United states the Chinese exercise early morning before work. In the 1960's loudspeakers out on the streets telling everyone in schools, shops, offices that it was time to exercise. In Shanghai The young well educated practiced mountaineering.

Some of the park games they play is San mao, which means three feathers. It is a game played with wooden paddles and three feathered shuttlecocks. The shuttlecock is a game with a weighted feather-topped shuttle cock and is kicked over the net with any part of the body not using hands and arms. Chinese excercise in parks by walking backwards for an hour. Ti jian is a hacky-sack game when people kick a large shuttle cock around a circle.


Other forms of exercise other than in the park is bowling , golfing, pocket billiard, roller disco, skateboarding, surfing, skiing, hiking, horseback riding, and fishing. Bowling is popular over in China. Today many couples go bowling with their friends, with it bringing in 10 billion dollars a year. The Chinese thought they invented golf about 800 years . Tiger Woods is very popular in China. One million play golf in China today with most of them being rich. In 1994 they only had 10 courses, but by 2004 it had around 180 compared to the 30,000 in the United States.


Pocket billiards, also called snooker and pool in China. It is very popular and it seems to have replaced ping pong. Women and men are both able to play the game. Roller disco just became popular in China where one dances with skates that have wheels. Other things they like to do is hiking, and fishing. Sports mostly played by the young is skateboarding over the Great Wall of China and skiing. Surfing is not good in China because its coastline is blocked by Japan and China's coastline. Horse riding is becoming more and more popular with the rich today.


The Chinese hobbies include flying kites and building remote control airplanes to race them, which they have fun doing. Playing an instrument, such as a flute, drum, cymbals and more are some that they enjoy. The zoo is a tranquil place for them to visit. The natural surroundings appeals to the Chinese. A traditional dance in the Chinese culture is called the Lion Dance, also called the dragon dance where they dress up in lion costumes to represent their movements.





key terms

1. mountaineer- (moun-tn-eer) noun 1. an inhabitant of a mountainous district. 2. a climber of mountains, especially for sport verb -mountaineering- 3. to climb mountains, especially for sport

2. snooker-(snoo-ker) noun 1. a variety of pool played with 15 red balls and 6 balls of colors other than red, in which a player must shoot one of the red balls, each with a point value of 1, into a pocket before shooting at one of the other balls, with point values of from 2-7

3. hobby- (hob-ee) noun, plural-bies 1. an activity or interest pursued for pleasure or relaxation and not as a main occupation

4. The Great Wall of China - is a series of stone and earthen fortifications in northern China, built originally to protect the northern borders of the Chinese Empire against intrusions by various nomadic groups.

5. Hacky Sack- (also known as "Hackey Sack") is the trademarked name of a type of footbag.

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