Fun Easy English Classroom January 1


Learn about New Years
resolutions and the
idiom lose weight
Happy New Year

Hey welcome to YOUR first day of Fun Easy English free classroom lessons. Today in the Fun Easy English classroom you are going to learn about New Year's resolutions. You will also learn the idiom lose weight. Visit the classroom every day, and at the end of this year, YOUR English will be perfect.
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Video: New Year's Resolutions
Video Script: New Year's Resolutions

Hi. In the classroom today you will learn a little about New Year’s Day and New Year's resolutions.

New Year's Day is the first day of the year.

On the modern calendar, it is celebrated on January 1st.

New Year's Day is often celebrated with fireworks.

Many people spend time thinking about the previous year.

Still other people think about changes to be made in the New Year.

These changes are called resolutions.

A resolution is a commitment that an individual makes to themselves.

These are a few of the most popular New Year’s resolutions.
  • Workout and get fit
  • Pay off debt and save money
  • Take a trip
  • Relax more
  • Get a better education
  • Get a better job
  • Drink less alcohol
  • Quit smoking
  • Volunteer to help others
An important point to remember.

If you miss one day of your New Year’s resolution, don’t get discouraged.

Simply continue on with your resolution the next day.

Happy New Year.

Until next time.
Idiom: Lose Weight

Definition: reduce weight, become thinner
Video: Lose Weight
Video Script: Lose Weight

Hi. In the classroom today you will learn the idiom, lose weight.

When people go on a diet they typically say they are trying to LOSE WEIGHT.

Many non-native English speakers often use this idiom incorrectly.

They sometimes say they are trying to LOSE THEIR WEIGHT.

This means they are trying to lose all their weight which means they would weigh nothing and not exist.

This is obviously incorrect.

The correct way to say this idiom is you are trying to LOSE WEIGHT or you are trying to LOSE SOME WEIGHT.

The correct usage of idioms is extremely important in English.

Until next time.
Video: Lose Weight with Akira and Aleem
From YOUR Teacher: My Resolutions

Hey I thought since I am asking all of my students around the world to post their resolutions, it was only fair to post mine.

Get fit - I am working out every day including walking, jogging, hiking, mountain bike riding, and now farming.

Drink less alcohol - Yup I enjoy drinking wine with dinner and after but recently I am drinking a bit too much. I plan to reduce the amount of wine I drink every day.

Work on Fun Easy English - I am planning many new and exciting lessons for all my students around the world this year. If we work together, at the end of 2017 your English will be perfect.
Survey: New Year's Resolutions

A new Year's resolution is a promise to yourself to make changes in the coming New Year. Many people use the New Year as a fresh beginning. A time to make personal changes resulting in a better year.
Pick your most important resolution on the survey below
and post a comment at the bottom of this page.
From YOUR Teacher: Please Post A New Years Greeting

PLEASE post a NEW YEARS GREETING for your Fun Easy English friends and post your NEW YEARS RESOLUTIONS. This is good reading and writing practice and definitely fun for others to read.

Be sure to come back EVERY DAY for a new Fun Easy English lesson.

THANK YOU and GOOD LUCK with your English language studies in 2017.

Howie Hayman
YOUR English Teacher
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