Memory: Your brain is like a muscle-use it or lose it!
If you have to remember something big, break it down into smaller sections. It's easier to remember 198756430387 if you break it into four smaller bits: 198-756-430-387.
If you want to remember a piece of information, and you can't, don't get angry. Relax and tell yourself, 'If it's important, I will remember it later.'
One of the best ways of remembering is to make 'pictures' on the 'movie-screen' of your mind-and it's fun too! Experts say that our brain works a lot in pictures. So sometimes, if we want to remember new information, it helps to make a picture story. Anyone can learn to do this. Imagine someone wants to go shopping for the following things :
food for the goldfish 金鱼
a vocabulary notebook 一个词汇本
a bottle of shampoo... 一瓶洗发水
Now make a crazy story that reminds you of all the things in the right order, for example:
Once upon a time there was a girl. She was very hungry and was looking for FOOD. Her name was on her T-shirt in big golden letters: GOLDIE FISH. She opened the fridge, and saw it was full of BATTERIES. Goldie was angry. She put on her ROLLER SKATES, and tried to leave the house, but she tripped over her VOCABULARY NOTEBOOK and fell on a BOTTLE OF SHAMPOO. The shampoo was everywhere: on the floor, on the chairs...
Let yourself be surprised by your memory！
来源：MSE指定教材 English In Mind (student's book 2)