[Easy English Blog] How are you spending New Year?

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How are you spending New Year? I think it is difficult to celebrate as normal due to COVID-19. I usually spend New Year in Paris, but this year, I couldn’t travel. So, I am spending it in Japan. I spent New Year in Japan last year too.

In Japan, many people go to shrines and temples at New Year to pray for good health or good luck in the coming year. I am going to go to a temple on 2nd January. The temple is in the mountains. I hope it doesn’t snow.

Last year, I went to a famous shrine in the next city, and prayed for success in exams. I passed a French exam and a Chinese exam this year, so I think my prayers were answered!

What are you going to do?

By Heather at I Talk You Talk Press

[Easy English Blog] New Year goals

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The New Year is a time when many people make goals. Do you have any goals for 2022? How about English goals? Do you want to improve your English? Or maybe take an exam?

I have some language goals. I am studying Chinese, Korean, French and Russian. I want to pass the HSK5 exam in Chinese, take the TOPIK2 exam in Korean, pass the Pre-1st grade exam in French, and achieve B1 level in Russian. I have a lot of studying to do! I enjoy studying languages, so I’m looking forward to the challenge.

I also want to go to the gym more often. Now, I go three times a week. I want to go four times a week. And I want to eat less chocolate…. Maybe that goal is a little difficult to achieve……

How about you?

By Heather at I Talk You Talk Press