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IELTS Listening Exercise 39 – New Year’s Resolutions

Difficulty level: Easy

Listen to the following recording and try the quick gap-fill exercise below it:

New Year’s Resolutions

Fill the gaps in the following summary.

The speaker ______ the lives of 5000 people as they attempted to achieve their New Year’s resolutions. 10% of the people were successful, and they all followed five simple ______. First, they broke their goal into a ______ of smaller steps. Second, they told friends and family what they were trying to achieve. Third, they regularly ______ themselves about the benefits of obtaining their goal. Fourth, they gave themselves a small ______ each time they obtained one of their small steps. Finally, they ______ ______ their progress, so they knew exactly where they were.

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