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    Learn English > English lessons and exercises > English test #127043: Vocabulary: attention and memory
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    Vocabulary: attention and memory

    "Be careful!", "Concentrate!", "Remember that!"... Many expressions tend to attract our attention...



    We also have many possibilities when we need to remember things! 

    When they come across an expression contening the idea of "doing" or "making" something, strangers  always wonder which verb to use...test

    No need to torture yourselves here... The expression is: "to pay attention". Don't forget it when you speak! 






     To pay attention 
     To pay no attention to   

     To catch sb's attention to sth/ To attract sb's attention to sth                                                    

     Attentive to
     To notice sth/ that... 
     To take note of 
     Concentration/ to concentrate 
     To be engrossed in 
     Inattentive/ heedless of
     To be absent-minded
     His mind wandered 
     Unaware of / oblivious to



    - To give one's undivided attention to

    - To take notice of/ to take no notice of... 

    - I noticed that/ It came to my notice that... 

    - To go unnoticed/ to go unremarked

    - It escaped his notice that...  





     To have a good memory 
     To memorize
     To quote from memory
     To jog sb's memory
     A memorandum 

     To remind sb about sth

     To remind sb of sth

     A reminder

     To remember sth/ that// To recall/ to recollect                                                                           

     Childhood memories 
     A keepsake/ a memento 
     A souvenir 
     To forget/ forgetful of 
     To omit something/ to leave sth out    
     A lapse of memory



    - If I remember right

    - To have a good memory for figures/ for names...

    - To have a memory like an elephant

    - To have a bad/ a poor memory

    - It's engraved in my memory

    - Within living memory

    - He reminds me of his father

    - Remember me to your mother

    - To bring sth to mind/ to call sth to mind

    - To the best of my recollection/ As far as I can remember

    - The recollection/ the memory of sth

    - To have happy memories

    - I'll bear it in mind

    - ... and not forgetting

    - My memory fails me

    - His name escapes me

     I had clean forgotten about it

    - It doesn't ring a bell... 

    - It has slipped my memory




    Attention and memory are both necessary to success! Let's try to remember these expressions!

    Good luck for the test! Go for it!  



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    1. He made great efforts to , but you kept ignoring him…

    2. 'You should what he has told you… He’s not the decision-maker.'

    3. 'I always post a for important events because my memory is like a sieve!'

    4. It’s hard for Tommy to for long at school… It requires a lot of training and efforts from him.

    5. He often lets his mind away from the class… He’s a dreamer and is quite inventive.

    6. 'After this break, I promise I’ll give you my and I’m sure we’ll have finished in an hour.'

    7. These nights in the desert left memories to the people of our group.

    8. We should really what was said and do everything by the book.

    9. 'Look at Pam! She really her mother and her grandmother.She is their spitting image…'

    10. 'Well, well…, this is the village where my parents lived before their wedding.'



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