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Linkin Park is going to break a habit...

Linkin Park is going to break a habit...




Here is the chorus of Linkin Park’s song ‘Breaking the Habit’:

I don’t know what’s worth fighting for
Or why I have to scream
I don’t know why I instigate
And say what I don’t mean
I don’t know how I got this way
I know it’s not alright
So I’m breaking a habit
I’m breaking a habit
Tonight

In this chorus, the singer sings using the phrase ‘worth fighting for’. The word ‘worth’ means value or valuable.  So ‘worth fighting for’ means it is a good thing to fight for something you believe in.  However, the singer says he doesn’t ‘know what is worth fighting for’ which is a way of saying he doesn’t know what is right and wrong.

We can change the phrase to make new phrases:

…worth saving for…
This means it is a good idea to save money for.

…worth waiting for…
This means it is a good idea to wait for.

…worth studying for…
This means it is a good idea to study for.

The catchy phrase in the song is ‘I’m breaking the habit’.  A habit is something people do repeatedly.  A habit can be good or bad.  For example, studying everyday is a good habit.  Smoking crack is a bad habit.

Here, the singer says he is ‘breaking a habit’.  To ‘break’ a habit means to stop doing it.  So the singer is saying he is going to stop something that he has been doing repeatedly.

Now you try.

I am going to say a phrase and you must change the phrase so that it uses ‘worth … ’.

For example, I will say:

It is a good idea to save money for the concert next week.

You will respond:

It’s worth saving money for the concert next week.

Question 1

It is a good idea to quit smoking for the sake of your children.

Question 2

It is a good idea to study for the test next week.

Question 3

It is a good idea to bring an umbrella today because it is raining outside.

Question 4

It is a good idea to shower everyday.

Question 5

It is a good idea to eat a healthy diet.