Presentation on theme: "Do you have a Strong Memory? هل لديك ذاكرة قوية؟ What do you do to help you remember things? ماذا تفعل لمساعدة نفسك على تذكر الأمور؟"— Presentation transcript:
Do you have a Strong Memory? هل لديك ذاكرة قوية؟ What do you do to help you remember things? ماذا تفعل لمساعدة نفسك على تذكر الأمور؟
Read the text and match appropriate words and phrases with the following pictures.
A lot of people find it is difficult (to remember / remembering) simple things like phone numbers or directions. And sometimes you can't remember someone's name. It's embarrassing! Now scientists are (developed / developing) a digital device to help us with our memory. Scientists at Southampton University say that there will soon (been / be) a technology that is similar to a hearing aid or glasses. But this technology will help you to remember. A memory aid could be available in the next five to ten years. We already have technology to help us remember things. For example, our mobile phones (help / helps) us remember phone numbers. Satellite Navigation systems (Sat Navs) help us remember directions. But perhaps the best way to remember things is to make a list!
True or False? If False, Explain Why! The writer of the text thinks that the best way to remember things is by mobile phones. Scientists at Southampton University are trying to provide a memory aid within the next decade. The text suggests; it would be embarrassing to forget someone’s name.
Comprehension Check What does Sat Nav stand for? How do they help us? What does the writer mean by, ‘a technology (memory aid) that is similar to glasses’?
Vocabulary Match a word on the left with an appropriate definition on the right. Directions Embarrassing Scientist Device Technology Hearing aid Navigation The act or the science of finding a way from one place to another Making you feel uncomfortable Information that you give to someone about how to find a particular place An object or machine which is invented to serve a purpose A device worn inside or next to the ear to help people hear better An expert who studies or works in one of the sciences The practical use of scientific discoveries
Grammar Focus Read the text again and choose the correct form of the verbs in the brackets. Try to explain your choice. 1.(to remember / remembering) 2.(developed / developing) 3.(been / be) 4.(help / helps)
Pronunciation Practice Compare the underlined vowels in the words facing each other. Do they sound the same? Can you spot the stressed syllable in each word? People Mobile Aid Directions Developing Memory Scientists Embarrassing Someone Digital Available Device Remember Technology Navigation Southampton
Pronunciation Practice Can you spot the Schwa in these words? Difficult Number Embarrass Scientist Technology Similar Memory Available Remember
Role play What questions would you ask the scientists who are developing the memory aid at Southampton University? Student A is a scientist from Southampton University and student B is the interviewer. Practice the interview.
Writing Think about a time when you forgot or misplaced something (phone number, name, glasses, mobile phone, etc). Describe what happened to a friend and then in your writing.
Writing Read the passage as many times as you can in 5 minutes and then rewrite and paraphrase it with the following words. Difficult Remember Phone numbers Directions Names Embarrassing Scientists Developing Digital device Technology Hearing aid Memory aid Mobile phones Satellite navigation systems List
Video Try out the following link. You might find it useful. Keeping your brain healthy and memory sharp at
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