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Episode Info: For many people, New Year’s Day is a time for self-improvement, new beginnings, and resolutions. Come join Andrew, Suzanne, and Morag for this special episode, and learn all about their New Year’s resolutions! Fun fact The tradition of making New Year’s resolutions started around 4,000 years ago with the ancient Babylonians. Every New Year, they would make promises to their gods to pay any debts and return borrowed items in the hopes of gaining luck and favour. Expressions included in the learning materials * Sounds good * Chicken and egg * And then some * To put [something] away * A resolution For a complete transcript, click:    Sample transcript Andrew:           I’m super excited to have both Suzanne and Morag joining me today. It’s not very often we get to record an episode with all three hosts. So this is great. And today, we’re going to do a Simplified Speech episode about New Year’s resolutions. It’s that time of the year to start thinking about New Year’s resolutions, so that’s what we’ll do here today. We’ll talk all about New Year’s resolutions. Does that sound good to you guys? Morag:              Yeah. It sounds good to me. Suzanne:        Me too. Andrew:           Let’s start today by defining a New Year’s resolution. What do you guys think? Suzanne, what does a New Year’s resolution mean to you? Suzanne:        A New Year’s resolution is a kind of a promise that you make with yourself, or a goal you have that you want to accomplish throughout the year or within that year. I sometimes like to call it making a New Year’s habit. So something that’s maybe smaller. Because New Year’s resolutions are usually really big goals that people want to accomplish. Sometimes they can be really, really big and hard to accomplish within just 1 year, like, you know, losing a lot of weight or something like that. Andrew:           That’sRead more »

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