January first. The beginning of a new year. As far back in history as we can tell, people have celebrated the start of a new year. Today, most people celebrate New Year’s Day on January first. People observe the New Year’s holiday in many different ways. The idea of admitting mistakes and finishing the business of the old year is found in many cultures. So is the idea of making New Year’s resolutions. A resolution is a promise to change or do something different in the coming year. Making New Year’s resolutions is a common tradition.
TOP 10 NEW YEAR’S RESOLUTIONS
1. I’ll work out and keep fit.
2. I’ll spend more time with the family.
3. I’ll eat more healthily.
4. I’ll quit smoking.
5. I’ll quit drinking.
6. I’ll get out of my debts!
7. I’ll enjoy life more!
8. I’ll help others.
9. I’ll get more organized.
10. I’ll learn something new.
the beginning of … – valaminek a kezdete
as far as – olyan messze/régen, mint
to celebrate – ünnepelni
to observe – megfigyel
in many different way – sokféle különböző módon
to admit – bevall
business – ügy
resolution – fogadalom
promise – ígéret
a common tradition – bevett szokás
QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS:
Q: Do you make resolutions at New year’s Eve?
A: I generally make one or two resolutions at New Year’s Eve, such as being more organised or spending less money on clothes.
Q: What resolutions did you make this year?
A: Last year I promised myself to quit smoking.
Q: Did you break your resolutions or did you keep them?
A: I decided to quit smoking, and I also bought nicotine patches at the chemist’s. I managed to keep my resolution for a few months, but then I broke it, and started smoking again.
A fogadalmakkal kapcsolatban tanulj meg 3 fontos kifejezést:
to MAKE a resolution – fogadalmat tesz
to KEEP a resolution – megtartja a fogadalmát
to BREAK a resolution – megszegi a fogadalmát