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  Weekender 2005 / 6  


- Polar Explorer


- Courtney Love


- The Corner Shop


- Memory


Today's programme is about memory. An expert from the University of Manchester gives us some tips on how to maximise our ability to learn and remember new information.

Before you listen, look at these comprehension questions. You'll hear the answers during the programme.

1: What is Andrew's first tip for effective learning?
2: Why might we remember things better if we learn them at night?


Vocabulary from the programme

to process
to organise something and put it in the right place
Example: We must process all the information we have so far.

without wasting much time, energy etc.
Example: He works far more efficiently now that he has had proper training.

the evidence is growing that...
there are more and more facts and signs to show that...
Example: The evidence is growing that global warming is a major problem.

to consolidate
to bring things together to make them more easy to deal with
Example: Let's consolidate all the previous research with the new information we've got.

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