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HAPPY NEW YEAR

Wendy . Blog Shakespeare slept here! Publicado 08 Enero 2014

Back to school. Unfortunately, the Christmas holidays are over.

The professors are all back at the U. What about you? Are you in class or are you procrastinating, telling your parents that you don't start till next week and taking a few more days off for a great ski-trip, a few more home-cooked meals and long lazy mornings. Hey, it's time to get back.

What are your New Year's Resolutions? Are you planning to study more, read more, get your assignments done on time? Is it time to finally sign up for the gym, go swimming or jogging regularly, take that bike out every weekend? More exercise, less chocolate, more fun, fewer worries.

What are your big plans for 2014? Maybe travel is in your future. You know you need to practice your English, so maybe you could fit in a trip to England or the US during spring break. Plan ahead. Get that ticket now and save on air fare. 2nd trimester will be over before you know it. If you're an exchange student you need to see Spain. What are you waiting for? Toledo, Segovia, Avila are all nearby. A trip to Granada, Cordoba and Sevilla is a must.

Some advice for 2014. Work hard during the week and travel on the weekends. You can take your friends with you. Enjoy your college experience. Enjoy your free time too.

-Wendy

Vocabulary:
are over: han terminado
are all back: todos están de vuelta
procrastinating: poner excusas, dejar para más tarde
take a few days off: coger unos días libres
meals: comidas
to get back: volver
get your assignments done on time: termirar tus tareas a su hora/a tiempo
sign up: apuntarse, matricularse
take that bike out: sacar la bici
go swimming or jogging: ir a nadar o hacer footing (go+verbo + ing)
less chocolate: menos chocolate (no-contable)
more fun: más diversión
fewer worries: menos preocupaciones (contable)
fit in a trìp: organizar un viaje
spring break: vacaciones de primavera, Semana Santa
plan ahead: haz tus planes ya
save on air fare: ahorrar en precios de billetes de avion
will be over: habrá terminado
an exchange student: estudiante de intercambio, Erasmus, Garcilaso, Laureate
What are you waiting for?: ¿A qué esperas?
nearby: cercano
X is a must: es primordial
advice: consejo
work hard: trabajar duro

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Comentarios (24)
Ángel Cardiel M58 (no verificado)
5 Febrero 2016 12:29 pm Responder

Hi Wendy! Thanks for that advice! If all go right I will finish my studies at the university. When that´s happen I want travell to differents places in England to practice my english. Also, I hope give up smoking, because it is unhealthy for me and it`s so expensive.

Cristina Agustí... (no verificado)
5 Febrero 2016 12:29 pm Responder

Good moring Wendy, This 2014, I have many plans. One of them is to go to the gym, other is learn more English and for it I will go to the England in summer. I hope that all the wish are fulfilled!

Jerry Kammer (no verificado)
5 Febrero 2016 12:29 pm Responder

Good advice Wendy! I do enjoy my free time, I just don't have enough of it. As far as New Year's resolutions, I'm also going to try to do more/less of several things: Call home more often, pay more attention to other people's problems, spend more time with friends, get out of the house more often. On the less side: watch less TV (it makes your brain dead), complain less about things I can't change, eat less junk food (I don't eat a lot but even a little is too much) and perhaps worry less, especially about things that probably will never happen. All the best for 2014, what the hell, let's be optimistic! Jerry

Gemma Martínez (no verificado)
5 Febrero 2016 12:29 pm Responder

Hi wendy! I will start by saying that I began classes as the holidays were over, because if you do not attend the subjects of my career, you're lost! This year I plan to go more to the gym, because I think that exercise is necessary for good health. But mostly I would like to focus not so much in school, because you have to enjoy life while you can!; therefore I would like to hang out more with my friends and playing my guitar more, because I'm losing my ability. Also, I would love to take a few days off for get back to Murcia, to visit my old friends , who I miss so much! Thank you Wendy, regards. P.S.: This post made me think a lot…

Juan Luis Carra... (no verificado)
5 Febrero 2016 12:29 pm Responder

Hi Wendy, that' truth. The first week was hard come back to work. But always is nice meeting again with mates and friends. Certainly Spain is beautiful and I want to encourage to all foreign students to visit this country, and I can go with them because I don't know all the cities here. A greeting to my Englishmate's class of level B2.1.

Esther Castro(M58) (no verificado)
5 Febrero 2016 12:29 pm Responder

Hi Wendy! I love the beginning of the new year, as everyone tries to improve his life, even a little. Some try to join the gym or stop smoking, but in my opinion all these things can be made throughout the year. In my case I already had several purposes to fulfill before the start of the new year, such as travel, enjoy my family and my friends and learn much English as I would like to finish my next career year in London

Ana T2_B1_M42 (no verificado)
5 Febrero 2016 12:29 pm Responder

Thanks for your advice, Wendy, for this year 2014 I hope to finish my career and look good choices for my future, I have also proposes to work hard to achieve my goals

Cristina León S... (no verificado)
5 Febrero 2016 12:29 pm Responder

This year I have many purposes. Without knowing the reason, when we enter the year 2014 at 12: 00 o'clock, I felt an energy that told me that 2014 will be my year. My purposes are: learn to play guitar, improve my English so I can go to London next year, get good grades and spend more time with my family. Alomejor should ask the same purposes that calls all people as losing weight or quitting smoking, but I think there are more important and more satisfying things in my life. Cristina

Pablo Martín M58 (no verificado)
5 Febrero 2016 12:29 pm Responder

Hi Wendy, I hope you will have a happy new year too. We are once again starting a new semester and i feel really motivated like i normally do in all the exciting beginnings. This is the last leg to finish my university degree and i´m really proud of myself to be where i am. So in that way, thats my principal purpose for this entry 2014 year; Finish appropriately and with the best results as possible my stage in college. And then, with a lucky strike, find a job to put in practice all my knowledges and get experience in workplace. Not forgetting to enjoy life and traveling around the world!

Felipe Hoyo T55 (no verificado)
5 Febrero 2016 12:29 pm Responder

I think it's a great initiative, it is very interesting to meet new people and if it helps you to practice English is a great opportunity, because in your own country rarely practice other language that is not yours. It is an option to get more out of college life.

Elodie turon (no verificado)
5 Febrero 2016 12:29 pm Responder

For the year 2014, I really hope to validate my year and continue to live my quiet life, going to sports with my friends, going out on weekends, and some work of course :)

Jose Francisco ... (no verificado)
5 Febrero 2016 12:29 pm Responder

Hi wendy, I haven't purpose for 2014. I can't say that I get back holidays because I hadn't holidays. I will continue this year as always, I will study, I will do my homework, I will work, I will play a lot of sport, I'll see my friends... I would like to go to another country to improve my English, but I don't think that it is possible this year because I don't have much time or money

Anónimo (no verificado)
5 Febrero 2016 12:29 pm Responder

Hi Wendy, I have many plans for 2014. The first thing, go to the gym regurarly jaja. And pass this year in Medicine. I hope that this year will be better than 2013

María López Par... (no verificado)
5 Febrero 2016 12:29 pm Responder

My intentions this year are: stop smoking, lost weight and pass my lasts exams. I have already achieved one of them, I Have not smoking for three months. I also have got good marks, but the only think I haven´t got yet is lost weight, but I´m sure I will do it I just need a few months more

Jesus Santiago ... (no verificado)
5 Febrero 2016 12:29 pm Responder

Wendy! It is true that we need to improve all of our life habits or even change them, I think like you, we must use more and not waste time because time is money and what not do in the present will affect us in our future.

Carla Barreiro ... (no verificado)
5 Febrero 2016 12:29 pm Responder

Hi Wendy!!! I guess that my purposes to this new year, are the every year's same purposes... Stop to smoke, Start with some healthy diet, just for not feel bad with the christmas excesses, and start with the gym. Ofcourse, I really would like to travel, and why not to england or any country where the english be the official language. It's the perfect excuse to practice english and enjoy my free time outside Spain!

Juan de Dios Cr... (no verificado)
5 Febrero 2016 12:29 pm Responder

Thanks for your advice, Wendy, for this year 2014.I have high hopes for this new year, this year I finish my career and I hope to continue my education before starting work. I hope it's a great year to improve my English so we can get together.

Lara Raboso B1 M42 (no verificado)
5 Febrero 2016 12:29 pm Responder

Hi Wendy, thanks you for your advice. This I began with hospital practice so the return is nicer. For this year, I hope to finish my career, nursing, and I want to pass my last force level of english, because, I want to continue learning english but I don't like the obligation. If I could find work, far better. See you soon

Giovanni Bergamo (no verificado)
5 Febrero 2016 12:29 pm Responder

Hi Wendy! I think that the christmasy holidays are an opportunity to stay with the family that often isn't very easy for the distance and the appointments that each has. But neither it's sad to go back to work if you love what you do.

Héctor B1-M42 (no verificado)
5 Febrero 2016 12:29 pm Responder

Hi Wendy, it pass more than 3 months of Christmas holidays, but that isn't a drawback in order to answer you. When I have to came back to the U i didn't want to, I wanted to be at home one more week, but that couldn't be. About my biggest plan of 2014 it's travel to USA, actually i don't know which city i want to go, so i have to think about it, what city do you recommend me? See you soon!

Sergio Pérez Go... (no verificado)
5 Febrero 2016 12:29 pm Responder

Hi Wendy, In my case, I like practicing my english. Because, I have to read a lot of medical articles in english in my degree. I think It is important to get free time to know different places in Spain and You can try to get some plane ticket for some weekend and spending time in some european city.

Cristina Hernando A2 (no verificado)
5 Febrero 2016 12:29 pm Responder

Hi Wendy! Yeah, it is true ... We always are thinking what will we do the next year but we never do anything that we think. I think that this year I involve to do all the things that I want to do it , so This year and the next year I am going to practise more sport and finish the course well . See you soon!

Nuria A2 (no verificado)
5 Febrero 2016 12:29 pm Responder

Every year we think that this year is the good, but the reality is other, we want do more things, but the emotion is short. Is march and we follow explaining everywhere that for june "I start to diet" "I'm going to the gym" "I won't eat more chocolate" and... always same.. The important is the intention.

Carmen Loredo B... (no verificado)
5 Febrero 2016 12:29 pm Responder

To the return of my christmas holidays,I study more because I want pass this year in Medicine and I am going to practise more sport. I hope that next year will be like this year or a bit better.

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