American English Podcast

157.2 - New Year's Resolution Statistics for the U.S.

January 12, 2024 Shana Thompson Season 4 Episode 157
American English Podcast
157.2 - New Year's Resolution Statistics for the U.S.
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Every January, as the clock strikes midnight and the New Year unfolds, millions of people around the globe start a familiar ritual: they start their New Year’s Resolution. A resolution is a firm decision or commitment to oneself to achieve some sort of goal. Usually one is made with hope for self-improvement. 

In today’s lesson, we’ll talk about a few different studies and surveys about the top New Year’s resolutions in the United States! My hope is to uncover cultural insights - not only about our aspirations and priorities for 2024, but how we can be more successful at achieving our goals.

Because this is an English lesson, we’ll cover more than just culture. I’ll explain new vocabulary and phrases as we progress through this lesson, specifically words related to statistics in English.


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Introduction
Vocabulary Lesson: "Making" Resolutions
How many people make New Year's resolutions?
Pressure to make New Year's Resolutions
The Number 1 Priority in the U.S. is to...
Are Physical and Mental Health correlated?
All of the Resolutions
Success and Failure
Applying what we learned to learning English