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New Year’s Frustration
Feb 15 2017

New Year’s Frustration

Intro 简介

Happy New Year!!! For many people, these words mean that it’s time to set a new goal. A New Year’s Resolution is something a person wants to do in the new year. The most common New Year’s Resolutions are familiar to all of us. We all want to lose weight, spend less money, and enjoy life more. The internet has many tips on how to do these things.

So, should you jump right in after setting a New Year’s Resolution? Maybe. On one hand, you’re excited and ready to start making progress. On the other hand, it’s easy to feel frustrated and stressed out after only a few weeks. Please keep in mind that you have the entire year for this goal. Do just a little bit every day and soon, you’ll achieve your goal.

Jessica is telling Andy that she can’t stand all the new people at her gym this month. Listen to today’s English lesson to learn why everyone wants to work out right now.

Dialogue 对话

Jessica:  So, Andy, I’ve been going to this same gym for over a year now, but when I was there the other day…

Andy_H:  Yep?

Jessica:  ...there were so many new faces.

Andy_H:  Oh, boy!

Jessica:  Almost every machine was taken. I was so frustrated!

Andy_H:  New Year’s, New Me. I know exactly what you mean.

Jessica:  Ugh, I didn’t even think about that.

Andy_H:  Every New Year’s, for about 3 weeks, people make their New Year’s Resolutions that they’re going to lose 50 pounds. Then, they go to the gym for 3 weeks. Then, they never go back.

Jessica:  Oh, I hope that’s what happens. I just liked how empty it was. I just liked seeing friendly familiar faces every time I went.

Andy_H:  If there’s one thing I can’t stand about New Year’s, New Me, it’s that people think they need to work out 7 days a week, and then they get stressed out. If there’s anything that I’ve noticed that can work, it’s… don’t jump right in, start very slowly. Run one mile, and then take 2 days off. Maybe, then those new faces can become old friends.

Jessica:  There you go. See, and I’ll even keep in mind all of those awesome tips.

Andy_H:  Enjoy that New Year’s.

Quiz 测验

  1. How long has Jessica been going to the gym?

  2. What is Andy’s advice for new exercisers?

  3. “Sorry, someone is using this treadmill. It’s __.”

  4. Which sentence does NOT use the simple future tense?