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Intermediate Listening Lesson 23 – New Year’s day

Intermediate Listening Lesson 23 - New Year's dayPin
On New Year’s Day people start a new year.
Many people make resolutions.
They resolve to be better people.
Some people decide that they will lose weight so that they can be healthier.
Some people decide to give up smoking.
They also want to be healthier.
There are all kinds of resolutions that people make.
Some people try not to lose their tempers.
Some people say that they will work harder.
There are people who try to give up bad habits.
Every year, my brother says that he will stop biting his nails.
He stops biting his nails in January,
but by February he always starts again.
That is the thing about New Year’s resolutions.
People seldom keep them.
Everybody starts out with good intentions,
but it is very hard to stick with them.
I don’t make New Year’s resolutions.
I find that I just break them.
I just work day by day to break my bad habits.
I know that I eat too many sweets.
Every day, I just try to resist them.
I think that every day is a new day regardless of whether it is New Year’s Day or not.
Bad habits are hard to break.
The best thing is never to start any bad habits.
I don’t know if my brother will ever stop biting his nails,
but I know that each January he intends to stop.
Maybe one of these New Year’s Days he’ll get over that habit.

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