Saturday, 5 January 2013

Celebrity New Year’s Resolutions 2013

What are the Stars doing in 2013?

2013 is off and running!   
Happy New Year to everybody around the World! 
To start the year off right, let’s take a look at someCelebrity New Year’s Resolutions. 

(1)
Celebrity English Ashton Kutcher New Year’s Resolutions
 “To be more sympathetic and generous.”
Ashton Kutcher – Actor and model

(2)
Celebrity English New Years 2013 J.J. Abrams
 “Not to work so much” in 2013.”
J.J. Abrams - Filmmaker and TV show producer

(3)
2013 Celebrity English New Year’s Resolutions Kelly ripa
 "Not to sweat the small stuff.”
Kelly Ripa – Actress and TV host


Sweet! “What are your New Year’s Resolutions?”




Language Learning Section

At this time of year, everyone is saying “Happy New Year!” or “What did you do at New Years?” or “What are your New Year’s Resolutions?”
From the Celebrity New Year’s Resolutions we can get some pretty cool and natural English for talking with friends and colleagues. 


Let’s take a look at the Question:
“What are your New Year’s Resolutions?”

The question is usually in the plural form but your answer can be singular (1 idea) or plural (2 or more ideas).  Also, you probably noticed that the 'Celebrity Answers' all used short answers and omitted part of the grammar in their answers.  This is quite common when answering the New Year’s Resolution Question.

Long style of speaking
(1)My New Year’s resolutions are “To be more sympathetic and generous.”
(2)My New Year’s resolution is “Not to work so much in 2013.”
(3)My New Year’s resolution is "Not to sweat the small stuff.” (expression: ‘not to sweat the small stuff’ = not to worry about the trivial, small, or unimportant things in your life)  


Natural English Speaking Practice

“What are your New Year’s Resolutions?”
(1)”To be more sympathetic and generous.”
(2)“Not to work so much in 2013.”
(3)"Not to sweat the small stuff.”


Some Ideas to get you started:

(1)”To be more helpful and caring.”
(2)“Not to eat so much in 2013.”
(3)"Not to worry about the small things in life.”

Find a friend to practice this New Year’s Speaking Style this week. Also, ask everyone you meet and chat with online: “What are your New Year’s Resolutions?”

Write down or record their answers.  I am sure you will get lots of new and interesting phrases and ideas.  And of course, understand your friends better and find new ones. 
So enjoy your week!  And my New Year’s resolution is to make more friends on face book!

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