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Read the email carefully and check out any vocabulary you don't know.


Hello again,

Here is another tip to improve your memory.

Do you want to improve your memory the easy way?

There are many techniques you can use to help improve your
memory, but there is one technique that's so simplistic and
easy, even children do it.

And that technique is rhyming.

When we use words that rhyme, our brain is more likely to
remember them.  Not only is the sound of the word there
already (mark - lark, sill - still, and so on), but rhyming
words and phrases have a certain rhythm to them that our
brains respond to more readily.

Think about this the next time you want to remember a person's
name.  Think of a rhyming word (silently to yourself of course)
and repeat it to yourself:

"Mark in the park."
"Bill the pill."
"Dan on a stand."

You can even do this with short lists.  If you need to stop
at the store for milk and butter, repeat to yourself, "Milk
and butter, makes me shudder."

This may sound like a silly technique, but think about it -
how many of the phrases above did you remember?  Chances are
it was all of them, not because they're important to you or
even make any sense, but because they rhyme.

So next time you need to remember something, use rhyming!  
And you're sure to never forget another name or grocery list

Until the next time.

Pearson Brown




Now try these two exercises. (You will probably need to click at the top of your browser to allow these programs to run.)

What comes next?

In the first exercise, you have to rewrite the text in the correct order. You have to choose 'what comes next'.

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In the second exercise, you have to fill in all the missing words. Tip- try 'the' first.

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