1. Are any of the things similar to New Year’s celebrations in your country?
  2. Are children allowed to stay up late on New Year’s Eve in your country?
  3. Are there any special meals or activities for New Year’s day?
  4. Are you going to exercise every day?
  5. Are you going to give up smoking?
  6. Are you going to lose weight?
  7. Are you going to study harder?
  8. Are you going to take a holiday this year? Where are you going to go?
  9. Can you think of funny or serious resolutions for the following people? Barak Obama? The Queen? A famous pop star you like?
  10. Can you think of two things you were happy about from last year?
  11. Did you celebrate New Year’s Eve? What did you do?
  12. Did you have a special meal during the holidays? What did you eat?
  13. Did you read anything in English, or see an English film? Which one?
  14. Did you see your family this holiday? Who did you see?
  15. Did you speak English over the holidays? Who with?
  16. Have you ever made a New Year’s resolution? What was it? Were you successful?
  17. Have you ever made any of these popular New Year’s resolutions? Would you like to do make any of them?
  18. How can New Year’s resolutions be a good opportunity for change?
  19. How can New Year’s resolutions help you in the coming year?
  20. How old are your New Year traditions? Did your grandparents celebrate in the same way?
  21. If you had another week of holidays, what would you do?
  22. Was last year a good year for you? In what way or why not?
  23. Were these holidays ‘typical’ holidays? Did you do anything different? What?
  24. What are some New Year’s resolutions that your friends have made?
  25. What are some New Year’s resolutions that you have broken quickly?
  26. What are some New Year’s resolutions you have made in the past?
  27. What are you and your family planning to do this year?
  28. What are you looking forward to this year? If you aren’t looking forward to this year, why aren’t you?
  29. What New Year’s resolutions are you still keeping now?
  30. What traditional ways of welcoming the New Year do you have in your family or in your region?
  31. What two things would you like to see or do this year?

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