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Failing at New Year's Resolutions
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ID: 3018 Upper Intermediate
Each new year is the same. You make a list of New Year's Resolutions and end up not sticking to any of them. Listen as some friends meet up for their annual reflection on how the year went, and whether or not anyone achieved what they set out to do. Image from Pixabay
Thu Jan 12 2017 | Constance Fang, Fiona Tian
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|回顾||huígù||to look back on|
|检讨||jiǎntǎo||to reflect on; to reexamine|
yòu dào le wǒmen měinián yīcì ，xīnnián xīn xīwàng de huígù yǔ jiǎntǎo 。wǒmen xiān náchū qùnián de xīnnián yuànwàng ，kàn kan jīnnián dàjiā dōu zuò dào le méi 。
It's time once again for our annual review and reflection on new resolutions for the new year. First let's take a look at our resolutions from last year, to see if everyone managed to achieve them this past year.
wǒ lái niàn niàn wénmín qùnián de xīnnián yuànwàng ，tā xiě ”wǒ jīnnián yào kàn èrshí běn shū 、qù shí gè dìfang lǚxíng 、rènshi wǔ gè xīn péngyou ”，zuò dào le ma ？
I'll read Wenmin's New Year's resolutions from last year. He wrote "I want to read twenty books this year, travel to ten places and meet five new friends". Did you do that?
wǒ xiǎngxiang ，wǒ qùnián jīhū méikòng kànshū ，zhǐgù zhe dǎ shǒuyóu ，yīnwèi huàn le gōngzuò méi shénme qián hé shíjiān ，zhī qù le Xiānggǎng wán le sān tiān ，zhìyú xīn péngyou ，nǐmen dǒng de ，rúguǒ wǒ yǒu xīn péngyou dehuà ，xiànzài yě bù huì gēn nǐmen guǐhùn le 。
Let me think. I had almost no time for reading last year and mostly just busied myself with mobile phone games. As I switched jobs, I didn't have that much money or time, so I just went to Hong Kong on holiday for three days. As to new friends, you must understand, if I had new friends, I wouldn't still be slumming it with you guys.
hāhā ！nǐ qùnián de xīn xīwàng quánbù làokōng ！wǒmen lái kàn kan jiànchéng qùnián de yuànwàng ，tā xiě de shì ”2016 nián wǒ yào hǎohāo jiànshēn ，chī de gèng jiànkāng ，háiyǒu suíshí bǎochí yī kē wēnróu de xīn ”。
Ha ha! All the resolutions you made last year came to nothing! Let's take a look at Jiancheng's New Year's resolutions. He wrote "This year I want to build my body and eat better and to continue to be a warm-hearted person".
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