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Date: Jan 01 2019

Themes: Health, Time, Work

Grammar: Second Conditional


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It’s easy to make goals, but it can be very difficult to reach them. It can be something small like remembering to make your bed every morning. Or it may be something that takes a lot of effort, like exercising more.

No matter what your goals are, it will take commitment to stick to it. It’s like being at the bottom of a big hill and slowly walking your way to the top, step by step. It may be difficult, and you will get tired, but you’ve committed to getting there.

Gary has given himself a deadline to reach a goal. Find out more in today’s English lesson about commitment.


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Gary:  I made a decision today.

Lily:  Oh, yeah?

Gary:  Which is really exciting, I think.

Lily:  What?

Gary:  I weighed all the pros and cons. And I thought it through. I have made the decision to stick out my job for at least another six months.

Lily:  But you hate that job!

Gary:  I do. But there are some really good things happening. And I’m just going to roll with the punches for six months.

Lily:  If I were you, I would be gone. I don’t like being tied down by things like that. Because especially if it’s something that you hate, is it really worth it?

Gary:  But I do see some great opportunities to learn some things. And you know what? I made up my mind, so I kind of feel comfortable with it now.

Lily:  But think of all the exciting unknowns out there. Everything you could be doing instead of that drudgery that you’re enduring for six more months.

Gary:  I feel like I’m more excited now because I know it’s only six more months. Maybe something else will happen. But I’ve got a countdown. So I feel like committing to it has actually helped me.

Lily:  Nice. That’s a really good way to look at it.


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Gary is excited that he’s made a big decision about his job. He has weighed all the pros and cons of his work and has committed to stay for six more months. Lily thinks this is a bad idea. She feels that Gary should quit his job now and stop enduring something that he doesn’t like.

But Gary doesn’t see it as a drudgery. He thinks there may be other opportunities that can come from it. And he says that the countdown to leaving his job makes him feel better.

Do you commit to your decisions, or do you often change your mind?



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Iran, Islamic Republic Of

about my job im fully commited to it. i don’t look at it as a drudgery because of i want to earn money i have to work.

07:52 AM May 10 2019 |


United Kingdom

I have always defined some goals in my mind to achieve it at any cost. Thats are all my previous committments to British essay writers meet success. Now I will comitt to learn this online course to make fair dealing with my comittments. Thanks.

09:23 AM Oct 05 2016 |



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Viet Nam

yeah, maybe, you made up decision, then changed it. So, you weigh the prons and cons. i think that its a good idea

08:52 AM Jul 03 2016 |


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yeah, maybe, you made up decision, then changed it. So, you weigh the prons and cons. i think that its a good idea

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Iran, Islamic Republic Of

allow me add

09:03 AM Dec 19 2014 |



Commitment is a commitment.  Before committing anything, weigh it and see if you can keep up with that.  Otherwise your commitment will never be fulfilled.  Make up your mind first and then commit the commitment.

04:33 AM Dec 19 2014 |



Congo, Democratic Republic Of The

If u wanna commit to something u first have to weigh as highlighted the pros and cons, ‘cuz it’s like u pledge urself in something new.

07:04 PM Dec 16 2014 |

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i always try to be committed with my work or goal i have set fro myself. i know its tough but you never get worthy easily and there is no fun acheiving it easily.

08:56 AM Dec 15 2014 |

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