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Do you enjoy a glass of wine, gin or having a beer with friends? Would you be able to give it up for a whole month? That’s what Dry January is all about – a traditional campaign to encourage people to resist the temptation of having booze and enjoy some health benefits from it. Sam and Rob discuss the challenge of having no alcohol at all and teach you related English vocabulary.

This week’s question:
According to historians, which people were thought to be the first group to make New Year’s resolutions? Was it the…
a) Romans
b) Native Americans
c) Babylonians
Watch the video to find out the answer.

a promise to yourself to stop or start doing something

𝐩𝐞𝐞𝐫 𝐩𝐫𝐞𝐬𝐬𝐮𝐫𝐞
influence a group of similar people have on you to behave like them

an attitude or idea that’s been done in a certain way for a long time and is difficult to change

goods we buy and sell

sick, tired and sometimes anxious feeling you get after drinking too much alcohol

spreading through something and influencing every part of it

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