New Year’s Resolutions: Myth or reality?
Topics: General English – New Year’s resolutions – changes - challenges
Level: B1+ and above.
Skills: Speaking, Listening and Reading.
To discuss the meaning of New Year’s resolutions.
To discuss the role of New Year’s resolutions in students’ cultures and lives.
To make new resolutions and talk about past resolutions.
To predict some information before watching a video.
To listen for gist and detail.
To analyze the purpose of the video.
To express opinion.
To read for gist and detail.
To reflect on their own resolutions and how “SMART” they are.
Use of language and lexis:
To use different tenses to talk about their past and current experiences.
To learn / review structures to express wishes and desires: I wish + simple past, I need to…, I’ve always wanted to ...
To learn / review verbs that collocate with the noun “resolution”.
To learn / review phrasal verbs and vocabulary that the speaker uses to talk about this topic.
To review vocabulary to express opinion and feelings.
Link to TedTalk: https://www.ted.com/talks/matt_cutts_try_something_new_for_30_days/transcript?language=es
Link to Time article: https://time.com/6125635/new-years-resolution-2022-help-others/ (Image from exercise 2)
Link to New York Times article:https://www.nytimes.com/guides/smarterliving/resolution-ideas (Reading excerpt in exercise 13)
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