Welcome to another episode of Walk ‘n’ Talk! This time we are talking about promises for New Year’s resolutions, how to make (and keep) a New Year’s resolution and useful sentences that come up when this topic comes up! So press play and enjoy this lesson by Adam, teacher from Fluency Academy!

The Dialogue:

A: For next year, I promise I will work less and start exercising.
B: Right, you said that last year.
A: What are you talking about?
B: Last year, you said you wanted to lose weight and relax.
A: But I really want to do it.
B: So do it now!
A: And what about your New Year’s resolutions?
B: I have a great one: stop making New Year’s resolutions!

Expand your Vocabulary:

To lose weight
To lose weight means to become less heavy. You can do that by balancing a healthy level of physical activity or by eating a nutritious diet. Here are some examples:

Next year I’ll lose weight and get rich.
If you want to lose weight, you should start exercising regularly.
How much weight did you lose?

What about

This expression is used to offer or suggest something or to ask for an opinion. Look at some examples:

What about a movie on Saturday? Are you free?
I like sci-fi movies. What about you?
What about going out tonight?

Future with “will”

We use “will” to make predictions or to give or ask for information about the future.The short form: ‘ll is very, very common, and is almost always used when speaking. Check out some examples:

I think it will rain tomorrow.
I’ll be there, I promise!
Will you come for dinner on Saturday?

So, what’s on your list for your New Year’s resolution? We hope you make this the year you learn a new language! Don’t forget that you can listen to it as many times as you want and that the more you practice, the more confident you will feel. See you next time!


Adam Collins