As an example, read the following short text:
A New Year’sresolutionis a commitment that an individualmakes to a personal goal, project, or the reforming of a habit in the coming year. Some examples include resolutions tolose weight, learn something new, orgive up a habit such as smoking.
Recent research shows that while 52% of participants in a resolution study were confident of success with their goals, only 12% actually achieved their goals. A separate study in 2007 at the University of Bristol showed that 78% of those who set New Year’s resolutions fail.
Men achieved their goal 22% more oftenwhen theyengaged ingoal setting, a system where small measurable goalsare set, while women succeeded 10% more when theymade their goals publicandgot support fromtheir friends.
Here is some key vocabulary from the text:
makea commitment to something
give up a habit
be confident of something
set measurable goals
make something public
get support from
Remember: understanding the meaning of a word is notthe same as being able to use it correctly.