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Express English: Self-restraint

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This is what some people in London told us:

The first woman said that she doesn't have self-restraint as she watches too much television.

The man said he is trying to stop smoking because he and his wife are going to have a baby soon.

Being a mother has given more self-restraint to this woman as she doesn't want to lose her cool in front of her children.

Did you know?


Ways of showing self-restraint

There are many ways of showing self-restraint. Some try to give up smoking; others try to stay away from unhealthy but tempting and delicious food while others take up regular exercise.

In short, you have to show self-restraint to lead a good and healthy life.

Language tip

'To lose one's cool' is an English phrase meaning to lose control of one's temper. Cool people should never lose their cool.

Cultural tip

The UK is believed to be one of the countries where self-restraint or self-control is a desirable quality. You can disagree with other people but the way to express yourself should be controlled even in challenging situations.

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