TESOL/Making resolutions

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I've decided to run a marathon.

Key sentences

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What will you do from now on? I've decided to (verb).
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Why? I want to be the best (role) I can be.
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What's your goal? I have my heart set on (gerund).

Drills

Say these sentences without looking.

I've decided to (verb).
verb sentence
quit smoking I've decided to quit smoking.
exercise more I've decided to exercise more.
study harder I've decided to study harder.
save more money I've decided to save more money.
I want to be the best (role) I can be.
role sentence
parent I want to be the best parent I can be.
son I want to be the best son I can be.
mother I want to be the best mother I can be.
manager I want to be the best manager I can be.
I have my heart set on (gerund).
gerund sentence
passing the test I have my heart set on passing the test.
getting fit I have my heart set on getting fit.
getting a promotion I have my heart set on getting a promotion.
losing 10 kilograms I have my heart set on losing 10 kilograms.

Example

Practice this conversation.

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What will you do from now on? I've decided to (quit smoking).
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Why? I want to be the best (parent) I can be.
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What's your goal? I have my heart set on (passing the test).

Change partners. Use your imagination and change the sentences.

Exercise

Use your imagination. Make your own conversation.

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What will you do from now on?

I've decided to ... .

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Why? I want to be the best ... I can be.
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What's your goal? I have my heart set on ....

Change partners. Use your imagination and make another conversation.

Practice

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Ask your partner what they want to do next year, in the next five years, and in the next 20 years. Talk about your resolutions.

Further study


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