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New Year 2013
Transcript of New Year 2013
of the year. In many countries,
New Year's Eve is celebrated
at evening social gatherings,
where many people dance, eat, drink alcoholic beverages,
and watch or light fireworks
to mark the new year. The New Year’s
Resolutions On the New Year’s Eve people have always been looking back to the past
and – even more importantly –
forward to the future. Why? The Top Ten
Resolutions Have you ever thought about what people want to improve in their lives most? What do
resolve? Think of your own
New Year's resolutions. On New Year’s Eve people resolve to: New Year's Day New year’s day wasn’t always celebrated on January 1. The Gregorian calendar reform restored the day as the new year’s day in 1582. Most Catholic countries adopted the new calendar almost immediately, but Protestant countries did it gradually. For example, it was not adopted by the British until 1752 and before then the British Empire and their American colonies celebrated the new year in... ...March. The coming year is a time
to think of the changes
we want to make in our lives
to make them better. TASK 1
Try and guess
what the top 10 New Year's resolutions are.
Make a list now! Get organized Help others Learn something new Get out of debt Quit drinking Enjoy life more Quit smoking Lose weight Exercise more Spend more time with family & friends Task 3:
Now write down
at least three resolutions
of your own:
"In the coming year I resolve..." Only if you remember
what you have resolved,
you can make your life
better this year! And don't forget them,
during the year or else... Unfortunately, sometimes... Sometimes
it takes some time, but it's worth trying... TASK 2
Now compare your list
with the TOP TEN LIST.
For each correct resolution in the right place you get 2 points.
For each correct resolution in the wrong place you get 1 point. HOW TO WRITE
- Give up/Stop/Quit...
- Be (more)...
- Try to...
- ... more Make notes
in your exercise book
if you see this symbol ...real
dreams... How many points out of 20 did you get? ` Hopefully,
your New Year's Eve party
was like this... Think English