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New Year's Resolutions
New Year's Resolutions

Learn English with this New Year's resolutions English lesson

Date: Jan 05 2015

Themes: Health, Time

Grammar: Adverbs

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As they celebrate the new year, many people think of it as a chance to have a fresh start. It’s a time to think back about what they have and haven’t done, and to look into 2015. What will the new year bring?

When the calendar turns to January 1st, people set goals for the year to come. They choose to do things differently for the next 365 days because they believe it will make them happier. For example, some people aim to eat healthier and exercise more. Others may make bigger life decisions like trying to find a better job.

Brian shares his New Year’s resolution with Gary, and they talk about different ways of being successful. Learn more in today’s English lesson about improving one’s life.

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Brian

Brian

Gary

Gary

Brian:  Gary, I am so sore. I went running today.

Gary:  Did you?

Brian:  Yes. I went running today because it’s my New Year’s resolution to go running every other day.

Gary:  You have so much determination. I’m just writing down goals in my calendar book.

Brian:  Oh, which one is your New Year’s resolution?

Gary:  I don’t have a New Year’s resolution.

Brian:  No? You don’t believe in having a fresh start and a clean slate?

Gary:  I try to achieve things by planning it, instead of just having a New Year’s resolution.

Brian:  So you just go after a goal every month?

Gary:  Yeah, so if I have to abandon that goal then the next month I have another goal to go after. Like you, I want a new fresh start. But I have a different way of doing it, I guess.

Brian:  That’s pretty good. Also, you write it down. That seems like it might hold you more responsible.

Gary:  I hadn’t thought of that. That’s so true. That actually is what I’m doing.

Brian:  Good work!

 

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Brian thinks of the new year as a time to set goals that he wants to achieve. He made a New Year’s resolution to run every other day. But not everyone chooses to make New Year’s resolutions.

Gary has a different system for himself. He writes down all of the goals he would like to go after in his calendar, and gives himself a month to be successful at each goal. His plan is different than Brian’s, but they are both trying to better themselves.

Do you make New Year’s resolutions? Or do you set goals during different times in the year?

 

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Lejla123

Lejla123

Serbia and Montenegro

I make my resolutions during the year , in a moment when I feel that something i must change in my life and become more satisfed with myself. And my system is also to write down on paper to remind me  on my goals and hold me more responsible.

02:53 PM Feb 19 2015 |

Lety

Lety

Brazil

I never make New Year’s resolutions, but I think cool who does it. I believe it’s a way to achive the goal and focus to get what you want. I usually to set my goals during the year.

11:10 PM Jan 07 2015 |

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Denizzz12

Turkey

hi

02:55 PM Jan 07 2015 |

GrayWolf1975

Iran, Islamic Republic Of

The new Year’s Resolutions give people so much motivations and also determination .
An other hand , they must abandon old things which were came from past year.
Most individual have different ideal to achieve their goals .
If they aim to make good life in new year , they have to go after it or an other words they could have a clean slate and a fresh start .
Infact, some people are finding out to how they could be successful in begging of year with different ways .
That’s my point view about New Year’s resolutions

02:55 AM Jan 06 2015 |

ScienceBoy

ScienceBoy

Turkey

I don’t make New Year’s resolutions too, just like Gary. I make resolutions for every month sometimes for week. I cannot achieve all but I achieve some. Actually I try to make plans for a week, for a month and for a year.


And Happy New Year 2015 everyone.

08:27 PM Jan 05 2015 |

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lostpoem

lostpoem

Turkey

# ı will remember along 365 days , I LIVE ONLY ONCE 



# lost poet 

07:59 PM Jan 05 2015 |

didiopoa

Brazil

Great resolution D93… I agree with that and would add to this delete contact of my FaceBook  which make me wasting time…. :) 

06:19 PM Jan 05 2015 |

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D93

D93

India

I know that being honest might not get us a lot of friends but it will always get you the right ones.. Said by the John Lennon !
So from now onwards i’ll be honest with everyone :)

01:16 PM Jan 05 2015 |

venika

India

To b friendly with all n to improve my English

12:53 PM Jan 05 2015 |

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 julito

julito

Argentina

My new years resolution:


to catch up on my resolutions for 2012,2013, and 2014 ….....jejejejej

12:47 PM Jan 05 2015 |

Julie3

Julie3

Russian Federation

Happy New Year to all! In my country it’s one of the biggest celebrations. And I make new year resolutions. Some of them are in the shape of wishes I would like to come true. The others are goals I am going to achieve during the year. It makes life systematic to my mind :-)

12:28 PM Jan 05 2015 |

wiasullah

wiasullah

Afghanistan

I am looking for my clean slat to set my Goal for this year to complet my English and this will be great achivements

10:37 AM Jan 05 2015 |

R_P

R_P

Iran, Islamic Republic Of

People usually wait for a occasion or a chance to have a fresh start, But some times its late for giving a clean slate.


Its wonderful every body prepares a NEW YEAR RESOLUTION, to do or not to do list and that way kinda plans for his goals,though every one knows about his wills and abilities, therefore the best resolution for a person is to find out who he is and how he can go after his goals! ;)

08:46 AM Jan 05 2015 |

mojtaba

mojtaba

Iran, Islamic Republic Of

i say happyyyyyyy new year  to all of my friends here in ebaby


have a good year 

07:27 AM Jan 05 2015 |

ola33

ola33

Japan

I think, it’s worth of setting a goal monthly. To block out the year, the month and so on on getting your dreams come true. But remember :)) !! One condition should go with this- strict determination otherwise, it’s not going to be fun but frustration :( So, fresh upon the idea and spurred by the magic of the New 2015, the new resolutions welcome, we’ll do our best:) 🏊🏄🎹

03:29 AM Jan 05 2015 |

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