The English English Podcast S01E05

Memory

Glossary

vivid – clear
lying around – Not placed in a neat way
trolley – something with wheels that people use for carrying shopping
fall back on – rely on, depend on
birdsong – the sounds that birds make
Street finder – Google street view, website where you can see the street on the
internet
memory palace – a way to organize memories to help you remember things
random – with no pattern or reason

Use the words above to complete the sentences

1. Because he didn’t have, you know, a mobile phone to ………………….
2. If I have to remember how to find a place for example I often will look on
………………
3. So she used to make my go to Sainsbury’s with the typical ………. that old
people use.
4. Liz do you have any particularly ……… memories from your childhood?
5. Sometimes you might wake up and hear some …………. And it might
remind you of being in another place or at a different time.
6. That’s similar to the technique that they call the ………………. , which is
were you associate, often numbers but you can do it with anything, with
images.
7. Using old wheels, bits of wood, anything you found …………….
8. I would have no chance of remembering a ………………. string of numbers.

Comprehension Questions

Why can Liz remember the go-cart so clearly?
Was Billy paid for his shopping and painting services?
Which senses does Liz describe that make us remember things?

Conversation Questions

Do you have any vivid memories from you childhood?
What do you find it easy/difficult to remember?
What techniques do you use to memorise things?

 

Improve your memory skills 

 

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