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Do you have any New Year’s Resolutions for 2014?

New Year’s ResolutionsFor 2013 there were nearly 500 answers to a similar question. Have you kept those resolutions, and what do you plan to do this coming year?

A resolution is something that we “resolve” or “firmly decide” to do. Here are some typical resolutions:

  • stop eating like a slob
  • start acting like a gentleman or lady
  • lose 50kg
  • get up before noon
  • stop yelling at strangers

What New Year’s Resolutions will you be keeping in 2014?

What are your New Year’s Resolutions for 2013?

New Year’s ResolutionsWhen we “resolve” to do something, we decide firmly to do it. It’s like a promise to ourselves. The verb is “resolve” and the noun is “resolution”. Typically, at the start of each year, people make New Year’s Resolutions such as:

  • I will stop smoking
  • I will lose weight
  • I will make more money
  • I will be nicer to people

What New Year’s Resolution(s) did you make this year?

Better to have loved and lost?

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I hold it true, whate’er befall;
I feel it, when I sorrow most;
‘Tis better to have loved and lost
Than never to have loved at all.

(By Alfred Lord Tennyson 1809–1892)

What do YOU think? Is it better to have loved and lost? Or is it better never to have loved at all?

Wordchecker
to hold something true: to consider/believe something to be true
whate’er*: whatever
to befall* (verb): to happen
whate’er befall*: whatever happens
to sorrow* (verb): to feel deep distress; to be very unhappy/sad (”sorrow” is not normally used as a verb in English today)
’tis*: it is

*this language is typical of romantic poetry but is not normal in everyday English

Have you ever seen a ghost?

ghost.pngWhere?

What?

When?

Who?

If you ruled the world…

Master of the UniverseIf YOU

were the

master of the universe

for one week,

what would you do?

Who would you like to be today?

Who?If you could change

for one day and

be anybody on earth

(present or historical),

who would it be?

And why?

We are all basically selfish

selfishWhat do you think about this statement: “We are all basically selfish“?

Is it true? At the end of the day, are we all only interested in ourselves? Or are some people genuinely selfless and altruistic?

Wordchecker
selfish (adjective): having no consideration for other people; being interested in one’s own personal well-being, profit or pleasure
selfless (adjective): having no concern for oneself; unselfish
altruistic (adjective): having consideration for the well-being and lives of other people

What abbreviations and acronyms do you know?

abbreviationAn abbreviation is something like “Dr” or “Dr.” for “Doctor”, or “Ltd” or “Ltd.” for “Limited”.

An acronym is made from the First Letters of other words, for example “NASA” for “National Aeronautics and Space Administration”, or “laser” for “Light Amplification by Stimulated Emission of Radiation”.

What abbreviations and acronyms do you know?

Alcohol should be illegal

alcohol“ALCOHOL SHOULD BE ILLEGAL.”

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What do you think

about THAT?!

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