New Year’s Resolutions (2017): Pictures and worksheets

New Year’s Resolutions: 2017

2016 is drawing to a close and 2017 is just around the corner. It is the time of the year when people make resolutions.

What is a resolution?

A resolution is a strong or firm decision to DO or NOT TO DO something.

New Year’s resolutions are taken before the start of a new year. They are usually in the form of promises or goals.

You can decide TO:

  • Eat healthier.
  • Do more sports.
  • Manage your finances better.
  • Spend more time with your family.
  • Do better at school.
  • Stop smoking.
  • Watch less TV.

Examples:

  • I’ll / I will eat healthier.
  • I’ll / I will do more sports.

What do you think of the New Year’s resolutions below?

New Year's Resolutions, Learn English With Africa, December 2016

You can also decide NOT TO:

  • Spend too much time on social media.
  • Have a stressful job.
  • Have a negative view of life.
  • Be in a bad relationship.
  • Waste time.
  • Overspend.
  • Drink a lot of alcohol.

Examples: 

  • I won’t/ I will not spend too much time on social media.
  • I won’t / I will not have a stressful job.

Emphasis

You can use the following ADVERBS to stress the importance of the decision you are about to take.

  • I will surely read more.
  • I will definitely eat better.
  • I really will not waste time.
  • I certainly will not have a negative view of life.

Now let us look at the New Year’s Resolutions below:

New Year’s Resolution # 7: LEARN A NEW SKILL

Which one?

New Year's Resolutions # 7, Learn A New Skill, December 2016-English Worksheets

What new skills would you like to learn? Why?

New Year’s Resolution # 6: TRAVEL MORE 

Where?

New Year's Resolution # 6: Travel More, Learn English With Africa, December 2016

Where would you like to go next year? Do you prefer going to a place you already know? Perhaps you are more adventurous! Where would you travel then?

New Year’s Resolution # 5: BE MORE ACTIVE

For what purpose?

New Year's Resolutions # 5: Be More Active, Learn English With Africa, December 2016

Do you think it is necessary to be active? What are your reasons for being active?

New Year’s Resolution # 4: WORK HARDER. 

Why?

New Year's Resolution # 4: Work Harder, Learn English With Africa, December 2016

Why is it important to work harder? Can you find other reasons for working harder?

New Year’s Resolution # 3: BE FOCUSED

How?New Year's Resolutions # 3, Be Focused, Learn English With Africa, December 2016-English Worksheets

 

Why is it so difficult to remain focused? What are your tricks to keep focused and stick to your goals?

New Year’s Resolution # 2: BE BRAVER 

When?

New Year's Resolutions # 2, Be Braver, Learn English With Africa, December 2016-English Worksheets

It is tough to be courageous. There are many situations that call upon our courage in everyday life. When can one be brave?

New Year’s Resolution # 1: LOVE

Who?

New Year's Resolutions # 1, Love, Learn English With Africa, December 2016-English Workheets

Do you think it is important to love ourselves? How can we take good care of ourselves so that we can take better care of others?

What are your New Year’s Resolutions?

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