♪New Year’s resolutions – 新年の誓い


New Year’s resolutions



Happy new year everyone! Thank you for coming back to Time for English. Kaori and I are truly happy to have you with us again.

Now, if you’ve been with us for some time, you know we always ring in the new year by talking about new year’s resolutions.

A new year’s resolution is a commitment or promise you make to yourself at the beginning of the year. It’s a goal, not a wish, so it has to be something you would strive for. For example, lose weight, eat better, quit smoking, learn something new, spend more time with family or help others.

If you’re an English learner, you can make one in English. You can go onto the net, keyword-search for ‘new year’s resolutions’. People are offering suggestions and interesting ideas there. In the meantime, Time for English is always here to help you learn, improve and enjoy English.

Now, here’s a little quiz for you. I’ll read three sentences. Please listen carefully and choose the one that is TRUE.

1. A new year’s resolution is a wish list for the new year.
2. Losing weight cannot be a new year’s resolution.
3. At Time for English, we always start the new year by talking about new year’s resolutions.



さて。常連の皆様はご承知の通り、エイゴの時間は毎年、new year’s resolution で幕を開けます。

new year’s resolution は年初に立てる目標のことです。「新年の抱負」とか「新年の誓い」のことですね。目標であって願望ではありませんから、何か「頑張る」類いのものでないといけません。例えば。体重を減らす、食生活を改善する、禁煙する、習い事を始める、家族と過ごす時間を増やす、ボランティアをする、などなど。

英語を学んでいる方なら、英語で目標を立ててみるのもよいでしょう。ネットで new year’s resolutions を検索すると、いろいろな提案やアイディアがたくさん見つかりますので参考にしてください。もちろん、エイゴの時間も皆様が英語を学び、磨き、楽しむためのお手伝いを精一杯させていただきます。どうぞよろしく!



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