New Year's resolutions

Learn how to write about your New Year's resolutions.

Instructions

Do the preparation task first. Then read the text and tips and do the exercises.

Reading text

Write about your New Year's resolutions for the coming year. Before you start, plan what you are going to include and think about who is going to read it.

My New Year's resolutions

by Darren

I like to start every year with my New Year's resolutions. Then I read them next 1 January and see how well I did!

Here are my resolutions this year.

1. Get fit!!

I say this every year but I hope writing it in public will make it more real. I'm aiming for three runs a week – I think I can do it! I think a fitness tracking app might help me achieve it. Or I could find a running partner. If anyone who's reading this wants to be my partner, let me know!

2. Save 10 per cent of my salary a month

Having no savings is starting to worry me and 10 per cent is realistic. It's not too much, but it's not too little that I won't see it add up. I'll put the money into a special bank account that will make it grow … Actually, I don't know much about that so maybe my next resolution should be to find out how to invest money!!

3. Cook more

I'd like to start inviting friends for dinner and cooking for them. I think once a month is a good plan. By the end of the year I want to have five dishes I can cook really well so people will say, 'Have you ever had Darren's delicious cooking?' Who wants to be my first guest?

Tips

  1. Before you start a writing task, make a plan. First, write down lots of ideas you could include. Then choose the best and most interesting ones.
  2. Don't write all your ideas in one section. Make one section for each idea. Write a heading for each section to show the reader what it's about.
  3. Think about who is going to read the text and choose the style accordingly. For your classmates, use an informal and clear style.
  4. Keep your reader interested by talking directly to them, e.g. by asking a question.
  5. When you have finished your writing, read it and check it for mistakes.

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Submitted by Rita25 on Thu, 20/10/2022 - 02:35

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I used to make New year's resolution when I was young, Now that I'm older I've got so much going on with my life, I never bother to make any resolutions.
What a wonderful coincidence to come across with this topic. I feel motivated to make new resolutions and keep track of my progress.

My New Year's Resolution
by Grace

I want to start a new chapter with full of optimism and gratitude, I will make a new year's resolution and keep a track of my progress by the end of the year.
Here's my resolution

1. Have a healthy Lifestyle
I've lost count on how many times I promised myself to stay fit and eat healthy food, I'm aiming to eat a lot of vegies and fruits, limit eating out and do 50 squats and 20 mins brisk walking everyday. I think a fitness tracking app might help me to achieve it! I can do this nothing is impossible, Who's ready for a new challenge?

2. Learn English
I want to improve my speaking skills speaks with clarity and confidence, I think taking notes and practice will certainly help. I'm aiming to record myself while I express my opinion and thoughts about any interesting topic everyday. I'm also up for a study buddy. If anyone's reading this wants to be my study partner. Let me know!

3. Start-up a business.
I'm actually thinking to set up a small business, I'm aiming to save atleast 40% of my allowance for business capital, A good business plan will definitely help. By the end of the year I will make this dream into reality.

Submitted by farhadwahaj on Wed, 19/10/2022 - 08:54

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For this year I had planned my resolution.
1. I am going to prepare for my PMP exam test. In this exam, I should study more and more to be passed with a good grade, and I would like to take this exam by the end of this year.
2. I am tending to strong my English, especially in writing and listing, therefore, I have to attend all the writing and listing classes in British English, and I am going to be finished it by this year.

Submitted by marwan297 on Sat, 06/08/2022 - 09:31

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This year I have many resolutions because I started to learn new things and I'm aiming to finish it by the end of the next year. I started to improve my English level through taking courses and doing more exercises. I started to learn German so maybe one day I will to travel to Germany. I engaged in IT field so I hope I will be network engineer.

Submitted by Van wong on Thu, 02/06/2022 - 07:03

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1. My resolution for next year is to achieve A grades in all of my subjects. In the future, I would like to enroll in a university to make my dream come true.

2. Last year, my fitness goal was lost. I must gain my weight to 65 kg this year. I need to eat at least 2600 calories per day.

Submitted by Suraj paliwal on Sat, 06/11/2021 - 19:14

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Yes, I have many resolution in next year as 1) get English language certificate 2) aim to improve my vocabulary 3) personally improvement 4). Do hard work in study so I success in life.

Submitted by GiulianaAndy on Mon, 05/07/2021 - 23:33

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Yes, I do. Actually, my first New Year's resolutions were done last year. And the ones that I have for the end of this year are: 1) Get an advanced English level: I have been studying English since June of 2020, and I knew nothing about English, so I started studying English on my own by listening YouTube channels, practicing English grammar exercises, reading books in English, practicing English phonetic, etc. This year I'm in the middle of the intermediate level I could say (I took a classification exam in an English academy in my country) and I want to improve it. 2) Get a full scholarship to study abroad: I'm in my early 19s, and since August of 2020 I've been looking for a full scholarship to study abroad; it's for that reason I'm studying English every day because I need to take the IELTS exam and get a 7 score to get an scholarship abroad 3) Get a job in summer of 2022: I'm studying international business management at university and with one year of studies I can get a job, so I want to get it because I need to pay an IELTS preparation course for my scholarship 4) Get a full scholarship in my current university: As I said before, I want to get a scholarship abroad, but nowadays I'm studying in my university with a half of a full scholarship, and I want to get a full one because I want to help my parents more. Even though they are happy because they pay a cheaper price for my education; I think that's not enough. 5) Find out a way to translate my university classes, which are in Spanish, into English: Alright, I know this sounds weird, but I already found out a way to translate all the text from my university into English. Who says I cannot translate the professor's voice into English?

Submitted by Ehsan on Wed, 16/06/2021 - 05:43

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I often make new resolutions but they are not necessarily for the end of the year.

Submitted by Ousa Siek on Wed, 05/05/2021 - 03:47

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By Ousa At the end of every year, we need to committed what would we do in the next new year day! What’s our specific aim to complete? I never thought that it was my new year resolution but it’s always remind me as my daily habits instead. 1. Stay fit: As I want to stay fit and healthy I take 4days in a week to workout and eat less salty and sweet also oily food. 2. Do Meditation: Stay on focus is very essential to me so I need to spend 15min a day to treat myself silently and relax. Modify about what I have done for a day . 3. Read More: Reading will lead to a better thinking and increasing an idea. 4: Improve English Skill: As everyone known it is a worldwide pandemic so it’s better to give yourself new challenging like learning new skill and practice it .

Submitted by hassainar on Fri, 19/03/2021 - 07:58

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By Hassan Here are my new years resolution. 1. Learn English. Learning English has been my first priority for many years. So learning English is there in my every years resolution for many years. I really want be a fluent English speaker and a writer as well. 2. get Fit. I feel that i am getting weaker as years goes. So i want include getting fit in my this years new year resolution. As physically i am very slim i want give more important for muscle building a little. I have been trying to gain muscle for long time but i am not able succeed yet. If you have any suggestion for me please let me know.

Submitted by Gao on Sat, 13/03/2021 - 14:31

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My new year's resolution, I do not really like new year's resolutions. I prefer form a habit. However, writing down can be better than keeping in mind. Here are my resolutions this year. 1. Improve health I mean physical and mental health. I will do more exercises such as badminton, swimming and I will start to run. About mental health, I will track my period closely and observe my mind, meditate, rest, enjoy the nature and feed my mind with the "healthy food". 2. Practice English writing That is the reason I learn here. I want to improve my level from Intermediate to Advance. I want to do more but I believe less is more. In summary, I want to invest in myself as much as possible. LOVE YOURSELF!