Fill in the following text with words from the list. Do not forget to conjugate or modify them when necessary.

annual leave / availability / a benefit / a break / a couch potato / a day off / entertainment / holidays / idle / leisure / leisure time / a maternity leave / a pastime / a pension / a pensioner / to reduce hours / to rest / to retire / a sickness leave / stay-at-home / time off


Every year in western societies, employees are allowed a from work. This is called . For people or , this time is spent at home. But for most people, these few weeks are devoted to and .
Annual leave is a real progress. And yet, for many workers it is not enough. Many would like to and have more for their . Nevertheless, most of them will have to wait the time when they . Indeed, when you are a , you have all the time you want... And yet, many will not be satisfied with it as are often far too small to enable them to fulfill their desires.