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Many people will keep their New Year's resolutions in 2016. About half of adults make resolutions but fewer than 10 per cent keep them. Many people give up by February. Some of their resolutions are too hard. People think it is easy to change their life, but many habits are difficult to change.



There was a survey about New Year's resolutions. The top resolution was to live life to the fullest. The second most popular resolution was to live more healthily. Losing weight was third and spending more time with family and friends was fourth. Young people made more resolutions than older people.

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Sources
  • http://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/new-year-2016-resolutions-how-to-keep-them-a6792876.html
  • http://time.com/money/4163867/top-new-years-resolution-2016/
  • http://www.huffingtonpost.ca/kori-mclaine-/life-changing-new-years-r_b_8900602.html


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MATCHING

PARAGRAPH ONE:

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Many people will keep their

a.

it is easy

2.

About half

b.

to change

3.

fewer than

c.

are too hard

4.

Many people give

d.

New Year's resolutions

5.

Some of their resolutions

e.

their life

6.

People think

f.

of adults

7.

change

g.

10 per cent

8.

habits are difficult

h.

up by February



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PARAGRAPH TWO:

1.

There was a survey about

a.

older people

2.

The top

b.

to the fullest

3.

live life

c.

with family

4.

The second most

d.

weight

5.

live more

e.

resolution

6.

Losing

f.

New Year's resolutions

7.

spending more time

g.

healthily

8.

Young people made more resolutions than

h.

popular resolution

LISTEN AND FILL IN THE GAPS

Many people (1) ___________________ New Year's resolutions in 2016. (2) ___________________ adults make resolutions but fewer than 10 per cent (3) ___________________. Many people (4) ___________________ February. Some of their resolutions (5) ___________________. People think it is easy to change their life, but many habits (6) ___________________ change.

There was (7) ___________________ New Year's resolutions. The top resolution was (8) ___________________ to the fullest. The second most popular resolution (9) ___________________ more healthily. Losing (10) ___________________ and spending more (11) ___________________ and friends was fourth. Young people made more resolutions (12) ___________________.





PUT A SLASH ( / ) WHERE THE SPACES ARE

ManypeoplewillkeeptheirNewYear'sresolutionsin2016.Abouthalfofa
dultsmakeresolutionsbutfewerthan10percentkeepthem.Manypeopl
egiveupbyFebruary.Someoftheirresolutionsaretoohard.Peoplethink
itiseasytochangetheirlife,butmanyhabitsaredifficulttochange.There
wasasurveyaboutNewYear'sresolutions.Thetopresolutionwastolivel
ifetothefullest.Thesecondmostpopularresolutionwastolivemoreheal
thily.Losingweightwasthirdandspendingmoretimewithfamilyandfrie
ndswasfourth.Youngpeoplemademoreresolutionsthanolderpeople.

WRITE QUESTIONS & ASK YOUR PARTNER(S)

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WRITING

Write about New Year's resolutions for 10 minutes. Read and talk about your partner’s paper.

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