I did a lesson about New Year Resolutions this morning, which I thought I'd share with you.
First, I got the students to work in pairs and ask/answer the questions on Worksheet 1 of this Onestopenglish lesson. We then watched the first 8 minutes or so of Bridget Jones's Diary (with the English subtitles). The students then had to work in groups to fill in a worksheet. After getting some feedback on that activity, I distributed the script of the movie extract we'd watched and went over the language items marked in bold. I took advantage of the opportunity to explain the British system of weights and measures (Bridget resolves to lose 20lb).
For homework, they have to write an essay titled 'My New Year Resolutions'. I gave them some examples of New Year resolutions and encouraged them to use similar constructions in their essay.