Describe an activity that you usually do that wastes your time | Recent IELTS speaking topic

Describe an activity that you usually do that wastes your time.

- What it is?
- When do you usually do it?
- Why do you do it?
- And explain why you think it wastes your time?

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o To be honest I have so many things I do to waste my time when I have no idea what I should do.

o But out of all activities where I spend my most time-wasting is mobile games but I only do it when I am bored and it keeps me occupied so it works out well in the end.

o I generally play it during the night or when I am bored and need to keep myself occupied or else, I would feel sleepy.

o I feel they are wasteful because they don’t achieve my intended purpose.

o I think I play them to relieve my stress, but actually, I end up feeling more 
stressed after playing them.

o The thrill of the win makes me play more and thus I end wasting hours on it, which in the end stresses me.

o Losing, on the other hand, makes me feel incompetent, which again ultimately makes me feel Stressed.

o However, more than anything, I think it is a waste because it doesn’t have any profit for me in any way.

o Rather I lose out on a lot of important things in life because of playing these games.

o I feel like I might spend more time with my family if I didn’t play them.

o I could also be doing some outdoor activities or going to the gym instead, which would be beneficial for me from a health perspective.

o Another hobby I had in my childhood was reading books, but lately, I have started finding them boring too unless it is really interesting.

o Reading novels always improved my mood because I felt I gained something after reading them but these days I am just too tired of everything especially reading kinds of stuff.

o It didn’t matter whether it was fiction or non-fiction.

o But it’s not like I do it because I want to since most of my friends have moved out it’s quite boring when I am free so I end up doing this activity to occupy myself.

o Plus, lately, I have realized that people only gossip about others and it’s not always a good talk and I am not like that I don’t like bad-mouthing about others so I always skip out on such conversation and play games instead.

o I do enjoy them but only when I have a holiday or free time during other times, they just keep me occupied, I also believe that there are people who are really able to enjoy games and feel better after playing them.

o Then, there are others who are actually able to make money by playing video games.

o For them, it is not a waste of time, but for me, it certainly is as it has nothing in it for me.

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