Could you give up booze for a month? Listen to 6 Minute English

Could you give up booze for a month? Listen to 6 Minute English

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
Listen to the programme to find out the answer.

Vocabulary
resolution
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

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

merchandise
goods we buy and sell

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

permeating
spreading through something and influencing every part of it

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