Meaning: You get rid of old things or habits or attitudes and replace them with new ones.
Victor: Hi, Amy! It’s 2018 now, what are your plans for this year?
Amy: Well, I think I’ll be more proactive than last year.
Victor: What do you mean?
Amy: I didn’t achieve much last year! I basically slowed down my sports programme to make way for my work.
Victor: Yes, because you got a new job last year.
Amy: I also didn’t have too much progress on my painting as well. Just too lazy and keep procrastinating! This year, it has to be “out with the old, and in with the new!” I’d have to change my attitude utterly!
1) In the text, what is the meaning of the word “proactive”?
a) professional __ b) reactive __ c) possessive __ d) active __
2) If you keep procrastinating your work, it means that you:
a) delay doing it __ b) love doing it __
c) pretend to do it __ d) ask someone to do it __
3) Please write down one old habit that you want to get rid of in 2018.
4) Please write down one new thing that you want to learn in 2018.