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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!
I) LET'S PAY ATTENTION:
|To pay attention|
|To pay no attention to|
To catch sb's attention to sth/ To attract sb's attention to sth
|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...
II) LET'S REMEMBER...
|To have a good memory|
|To quote from memory|
|To jog sb's memory|
To remind sb about sth
To remind sb of sth
To remember sth/ that// To recall/ to recollect
|A keepsake/ a memento|
|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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