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New Year's Resolutions

New Year's Resolutions

Date: Jan 07 2003


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It’s a custom in the U.S. to make a resolution for the New Year. A resolution is a promise to do something different.
Common resolutions are to exercise, to spend less money or to eat more healthy foods. In this conversation, you’ll hear Miguel choosing one of those.
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Beth:   Miguel, did you make a New Year’s resolution?

Miguel:   Well, I actually did. I realized at Christmas that I hadn’t eaten any vegetables since, like, Thanksgiving so I figured my New Year’s resolution should be to eat more vegetables.

Beth:   That sounds like a smart resolution to me.

Miguel:   Yeah, I think it’s probably going to help out with my overall health and well-being.

Beth:   Yeah, probably you’ll become more balanced. So how’s it going? Are you sticking to it?

Miguel:   Well, I’ll tell you, it’s difficult. I’m not, like, the biggest fan of salad and, um… You know, it’s hard to make vegetables taste good so I usually just try to… Whenever I go out to eat, I try to order, like, a vegetable-based dish, you know?

Beth:   Well, I can’t even begin to understand that because I love vegetables, but hopefully you’ll start to, uh, appreciate them more since that’s your resolution.

Miguel:   Yeah, I’m working on it. I’m doing my best.



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So what’s your New Year’s resolution? Is it the same as Miguel’s? Hopefully not. I hope that you already eat lots of vegetables!
I think mine might be to spend more time with my family. I love them so much and I think we should have more dinners and activities.
Have a great New Year and happy holidays!


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