By Natalia Kalou (A Class)


Teenagers nowadays have limited free time. If you are one of them you surely understand what I am trying to say.  This is not only because of school homework, but also because of their extracurricular activities. So, entertainment is really important for them as it diverts their attention from their demanding lives and amuses them in their leisure time. Entertainment brings happiness, which is a fundamental and powerful medicine that aids health and wellbeing. Happiness can even reduce stress and tension, which young people have to cope with on a daily basis…

With so many sources of entertainment now available, people have many options to choose from in their precious leisure time. Perhaps the best option is to focus on those forms of entertainment that are educational or inspiring, but this is a personal issue…Some people chose forms of

entertainment that do not require hard  brain work, because they just want to relax and forget their worries for some time. Here are some ways of entertainment:

1)  BOOKS:

Reading book is a really interesting way of entertainment as they offer knowledge, vocabulary expansion and better writing skills. However, teenagers study all day for school and when they have some spear time they can’t stand having their face on a book again, right? Well….no! Actually reading not only has educational offers, but it is also very relaxing. Mental stimulation and stress reduction are only some of its benefits.



Whether being watched on the internet or at the cinema movies are really popular among adolescents. The variety of genres (comedies, horror films, adventures, dramas, romantic films, e.t.c) appeal to a wide audience, so they can choose what they want to see, according to their preferences and mood.



Theater was in ancient Greece a way of education and it was really important that all people watch theatrical performances. Again, theatrical plays could be dramas, musicals, comedies and tragedies. During theatrical performances actors perform live, so they can interact with the audience. That’s something that cinema cannot provide.


4)  MUSIC:

Something common between teenagers is music. Some of them prefer pop, others rock or classical music, others enjoy hip hop and others jazz. Music has the power to motivate you, to calm you down and generally it conforms with your emotions. Teenagers especially are expressed by the lyrics of their favorite songs and that’s what makes music so special!


5)  DANCE:

Dancing is one of the best ways to express yourself. Not only does it entertain you, but also tones your whole body. It helps you stay fit, have a better balance, release stress, increase your energy and improve flexibility. Someone can also attend a dancing class and make some new friends to share their passion!


6)  SPORTS:    

Sports are enjoyable activities really popular among young people as they have many benefits and offer an incredible rush of adrenaline. Playing sports increases stamina, boosts confidence and enhances social life, as sports, especially team sports, involve cooperation and teamwork.