Memory and Vocabulary Collocations
Here are some common collocations for memory and vocabulary. Can you choose the right word in the ten questions below to make some English collocations?
Level: Intermediate and above
1. The only way to remember mathematical formulas is to learn them by __
- If you learn something by heart, you memorise it so you can remember it perfectly, but maybe only for a short time. We often learn things by heart before an exam.
2. She has a __ memory for names.
- In English, you can have a good memory - also a bad memory, a poor memory, a short-term memory and a long-term memory.
3. How can you remember all those historical dates? You must have a __ memory!
- A photographic memory is when you can look at (a lot of) information quickly and remember it precisely. You can also have a ''visual memory'' which is when you find it easier to remember visual information, rather than words, for example.
4. What's your __ memory?
- Your earliest memory is the first memory you have when you think about your childhood. Many people's earliest memory is from when they are two or three years old, but other people's earliest memories are from later on in childhood.
5. Looking at the holiday photos __ back happy memories.
- Something can ''bring back'' a memory. Often we say ''bring back happy memories'' or ''bring back fond memories'' of something.
6. I'm sorry that I keep asking you for this information. I have a memory like a __
- A sieve is something we use in the kitchen to filter flour, because it's made of a fine mesh (and therefore has holes). So if you have a memory like a sieve, your memory is full of holes!
7. I'm sure I've met you. I never forget a __
- If you never forget a face, it means that you can always remember someone by how they look. (Some people are better at remembering names, others are better at remembering faces.)
8. Ah - what's the word! It's on the tip of my __
- If something is on the tip of your tongue, it means that you can't quite remember the right word, but you're sure that you know the word, and you think you'll remember it in a second.
9. He has a __ vocabulary because he reads so much.
- You can have a large vocabulary, extensive vocabulary, wide vocabulary and rich vocabulary.
10. But if you don't read much, you might only have a __ vocabulary.
- You can have a narrow vocabulary, small vocabulary, limited vocabulary or poor vocabulary.
12 commentsG Rama Varma
I learned a lot from this lesson.
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Thanks for new vocabulary words. Its helps a lot to make proper sentences
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Thank you very much! It was a very useful lesson to refresh my knowledge.
Thanks for the good expressions about memory!
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