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
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.
It is a good idea to quit smoking for the sake of your children.
It is a good idea to study for the test next week.
It is a good idea to bring an umbrella today because it is raining outside.
It is a good idea to shower everyday.
It is a good idea to eat a healthy diet.