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Memory tricks!


Memory tricks!
Here �s a memory trick for "been to":
"Been" is presented as a pregnant woman, holding a suitcase. She is followed by "to", which sounds like 2; so I draw number two like a swan, a duck or a bird in general. I tell the students that whenever we visit places, we always go sightseeing. Seeing a swan is part of it, that �s what  makes it memorable :  been+to = visited.   
Mykonos is one of the most popular islands in Greece. You can see the pregnant woman, holding a suitcase, looking at a pelican, a bird all tourists talk about when they visit this island. So, the woman closes her eyes, remembers the pelican and  says: "I have been to Greece!"
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Greetings from sunny Greece,

2 Jul 2016      

United States

I �m a visual learner myself, and love this kind of idea.  I find a lot of my students enjoy learning from drawings as well.  Thank you for a wonderful resource!
Zoe Morosini

3 Jul 2016     


Apart from being a visual learner, it �s the story behind the picture... Everybody likes stories...

3 Jul 2016     


if i teach small children i fallow these steps to improve memory power,convert words to pictures,use memory spots,stacking,use rhymes,work specially on names use pictorial storage to remember lists of items.

17 May 2018     


Can I see a sample of your work?

6 Oct 2018