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Celebrating the New Year/New Year Resolutions Activity

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On December 31st, we get together to celebrate the New Year. Watch this video and complete the following conversational and writing activity to learn how the New Year is celebrated in the United States.

Based on the video answer the following questions:

Are you going to turn over a new leaf for the New Year?

  • Yes, I am.
  • No, I’m not.

What’s your New Year resolution?

  • My New Year resolution is __________.

Do you want to cut down on something?

  • Yes, I do. I want to cut down on ______.
    • Example: I want to cut down on sugary drinks. I want to drink them only once a month.

For more conversation practice, check out: Going to the Doctor.

Activity: Sharing your New Year’s Eve

Write about and share what you did on New Year’s Eve.

On New Year’s Eve, I ________. I was with _______. I ate ________. I _____________. When the clock hit 12:00 a.m. I ___________________. It was ____________. Now, I have a New Year resolution(s)_______. I want to ____________.

Example:

On New Year’s Eve, I was at my aunt’s house . I was with my parents, aunt, uncle, cousin, and godfather. I ate pozole, strawberries, and brownies. I listened to music, played card games, and charades. When the clock hit 12:00 a.m., I celebrated, hugged my family and ate 12 grapes. It was very fun. Now, I have a New Year resolution(s) night. I want to get in shape and cut down on sugary drinks.

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