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Hello, everybody.
In this video, I'm going to share with you a technique that you can use to remember English
vocabulary.
And the reason that I recommend this technique is that it's pretty effective.
I actually did a small experiment.
I created two lists of words that I didn't know and I just tried to memorize the words
in each list.
I did not use any technique to memorize the first list.
It was just pure repetition.
But for the second list, I used the technique that you're about to learn.
The next day I tried to recall the meanings of the words in both lists.
For the first list, I was able to recall only 12%.
But for the second list, I recalled as much as 50%.
This is pretty impressive, considering the fact that I spent only one minute memorizing
each word.
So let me explain the technique and at the end of this video, I will give you a link
to an exercise that you can do to practice this technique.
So let's say we want to remember the word "adroit", which means "clever or skillful at something;
really good at something".
The first thing we need to do is to come up with another word that sounds similar to this word.
And that word must refer to something that we can visualize - something that we can see
in our mind.
So for this word, the substitute word could be the word "android", which means "a robot."
Right?
Adroit and android sound pretty close to each other.
We could also use the phrase "a drawing".
That sounds similar as well.
Adroit.
A drawing.
What these words have in common is that they refer to something that we can visualize.
And this is a very important point and you're going to find out why soon.
So we have two options here but let's use the word "android" as the substitute word.
Now visualize an android. You know... a robot that looks like a human.
Next, we have to associate this image to the meaning of the word that we want to remember.
And again, the meaning is "skillful at something.
That's the meaning.
So perhaps we can imagine the android doing something that requires a lot of skill.
Maybe we can imagine the android playing the guitar onstage.
Maybe there's a competition going on and we can imagine other guitarists come up onstage
and try to compete with the android.
But everybody loses because the android is very good at playing the guitar.
The android is adroit at playing the guitar.
So what we're doing here is associate the pronunciation with the meaning through an
image or a story.
We're creating an association between them.
So when you come across this word again, the pronunciation will remind you of the association
and therefore the meaning of the word.
Let's take a look at one more example.
Suppose we want to memorize the word "lambaste," which means "to criticize (someone or something)
harshly"
For the first syllable "lam", we can use "lamb" - the animal, or "lamp" - the thing that generates
light, as the substitute word.
For the second syllable "baste," we can use "bass" - the musical instrument. And I also
happen to have a friend named "Bass". So personally, I can use his name as the substitute word
as well.
But let's use "lamb" the animal and "bass" the musical instrument together.
So we can imagine a lamb playing the bass. But unfortunately, the lamb is really terrible
at playing the bass. So the bass gets angry and starts criticizing the lamb.
The bass is lambasting the lamb.
OK. That's it!
I hope you find this video useful.
And I have an exercise for you if you want to practice this technique.
Just click here to go to the exercise.
Now, unfortunately, this technique doesn't work if you don't know the pronunciation of
the word you want to remember.
So if that is the case, you need to use another method, which is beyond the scope of this
video.
If you want to learn about it, click here go read about it.
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【英文技巧】超實用!教你有效記憶英文字彙! (How to remember English vocabulary)

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Adam Huang 發佈於 2016 年 8 月 25 日   Teresa Chen 翻譯   Amber 審核

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