We are going to watch a video about memory and forgetting. Before we begin, let’s look at some vocabulary that the speaker uses.
Can you connect these words and expressions to their meaning?
HOW TO GET THE MOST OUT OF THIS EXERCISE:
- Watch the video from the beginning to 7:12. Aim for general understanding. Don’t worry about the details!
- Read the transcript (Find it here– A partial transcript is available under the video). There is a lot of great vocabulary here! Look up words and make a list of the ones you would like to learn.
- Watch the video again. Feel free to pause and review it as necessary.
- Try to answer the comprehension questions below.
1.) Is it abnormal to forget things? Why ot why not?
2.) Do we remember most of our own lives?
3.) What are two common reasons that we forget things?
4.) What is an ‘ugly sister’. How does it make it more difficult to remember things?