“People nowadays are busy in work or school. They want to spend time on learning new things. Which one of the things will you choose to learn?
1) Learn a sport that you have never played before.
2) Learn to cook food that you haven’t prepared before.
3) Learn to make something by hand, such as clothing or jewelry.”
Today, the load of work or study may be too heavy to give people a moment toenjoy themselves. However, rather than idling away [idle away something] the limited spare time on the couch or in the malls and regretting the waste of a good night or weekend afterwards, people may use the time to learn something new.
One probable choice is to learn a new sport. [先小让一步，显得公平：] Indeed, learning the sport is an opportunity to exercise, offering health benefits. Also, if the sport is a group activity, participants have a chance to socialize. However,wouldn’t it be too physically demanding after a busy day of work or study or too exhausting before another day of work ahead? [反问句] Also, if an instructor is hired, the cost can be a considerable sum of money. Another proposal is to develop one’s handicraft, which is an unusual choice, a choice that may be made by only a small number of people, predominantly females. Males would not even consider the likelihood that they hold a needle between their clumsy fingers and sew or pick up beads one by one and thread without a blink of an eye. In addition, busy people may already get impatient or irritated [irritate] when they shop for the materials and tools, which may be of too many types, colors and sizes.
Here comes the third and most recommended choice [倒装] — learning to cook [同位语]. [先小让一步，显得公平：] Opponents may argue that one also needs to shop for the materials and tools before the actual cooking starts. However, the one does not have to be as fussy as he or she is about threads and rocks when choosing food. Carrots, onions, chicken and beef mince—ordinary raw materials — [同位语] can also make a delicious meal. Also, one does not need tosign on for a paid course to learn cooking. There are free online video instructions, magazines that provide recipes and mums who are always ready to teach. The last and probably the most important consideration is that learning to cook can easily become a romantic experience between a couple. A husband learns from his wife, or the couples learn together. Either way, the romance must be enviable.
At this point, the discussion may be wrapped up [wrap up something]. Learning a new sport may be a common choice but not as recommendable as is thought, and learning handicraft seems fairly unlikely. Learning to cook therefore stands out from [stand out from] the other two options.