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    Learn English > English lessons and exercises > English test #106510: Learn and remember
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    Learn and remember

    Here is one of the first confusions made by beginners. It's very irritating for teachers in the long run, because, very often, this confusion tends to be lasting .... 

    Once again, the confusion is caused by the fact that students and learners are often tempted to think in their own language and then, try to translate into English. 



    1) To learn = study  (like a pupil, a student). 

    ex : Did you learn German at school, or at home ? I learnt it with my parents.

    2) To teach = profess, instruct   ( like a teacher or a coach). 

    ex : I'll teach you tennis, and she'll teach you Lacrosse ...

    3) To inform = to give information : to tell, to report ...

    ex : I'll tell you about his arrival as soon as I know more about it.

    4) To be told = receive information : to hear about something

    ex : Have you heard about my cousin ' s wedding ? 


    1) To remember = to recollect  : to recall ...

    * remember +  noun => I remember the good times we had !

    * remember +  pronoun => You remember them, don't you?

    * remember +  verb : *  verb + ing ;  accomplished action.

    ex : I remember meeting them in London.

                                          * verb + infinitive ; action to be done.

    ex : Remember to pay your taxes before the 15th ...

    2) To remind =  to evoke, to bring to mind.

    * Remind somebody of somebody.

    ex : She reminded me of my promise to her. .

    * Remind somebody to do something

    ex : Remind him to phone her mother when he arrives.


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    I've just been told our test was delayed ! Too bad ! I my lesson very well and was sure of getting a good mark !
    The teacher had said she what was important and that we would have a huge quiz ...' 'Oh Dear ... Well ! It's ok, then ... You'll it next week and won't have to it again ... Don't worry ! ' Mrs Simon us how to learn and learn again .... She said that 'the more we , the more .... '
    But I'm scared ! I want to the lesson again, or let's say, revise it again ! I'm afraid of forgetting ! Can you the last sentence of the lesson .... I can't it ! Help me !
    the last chapters of the book ! I do remember the Lilliputians and their adventures : how they tied Gulliver to the ground with threads, but please, the name of the horses ... I can't remember the spelling, and yet, I've it again and again ! Mrs Simon had told us that the best way to the spelling of a very difficult word was to copy that word again and again and it by heart as she had us, writing and writing ... I know it's Houy... But then I can't the end ... Is it 'hn' or 'hm ?' 'It's Houyhnhnms' ... but don't worry ! Our doesn't expect to know such difficult names ' 'She'll write them on the board '...

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