My Limited Free Time

A South African man jokes that he doesn't have much free time these days.

Self Study


Listen to the dialogue in the episode again. Try to write down what they say and then check with the answers below.


So, free time, what do I do?

Ah, I don't have free time.

But if I have to think about what I like doing in my free time, that would be watching films or movies because I'm a writer and I love doing some research in character development and also, you know, the arcs of the story, and the narration, and just the different plot, you know, plot points.

So, what I do like, you know, doing in my spare time, and free time, if I have some is watching movies and (TV) series.

Self Study

Use a voice recorder to try to summarize what they said in the episode. You can use the questions and answers below to help.


  • Does he have a lot of free time?
  • If he does have any free time what does he like doing in it?
  • Why?


No, he doesn't have a lot of free time. He must be quite busy.

He likes watching movies and films in his free time.

He's a writer, so watching movies allows him to do some research. He can learn about character development, story arcs, and plot development.



A story arc