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Hi Becky! Thank you! English words are still hard for me...

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Hi Allan, I know the feeling of finding it difficult to...

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hey Oleks, sounds complicated, I hate maths! I've always...

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Thank you, Faye! I occasionally forget about it.

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Thank you, Ed! I recommend it to you. Try to consider...

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How to remember people's names and faces 6

If you do not know acquaintances with such names, remember famous historical figures or celebrities. It is advisable to pick up more such famous people's names and memorize them for future use.
To remember the first and second names, place the person into two groups - the main and auxiliary ones.

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Faye W.C.'s picture
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If you do not know acquaintances with such names, remember famous historical figures or celebrities. It is advisable recommended to pick up more such famous people's names and memorize them for future use.

To remember the first and second names, place the person into two groups - the main and auxiliary ones.

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Thank you, Faye! Your corrections are very useful.

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I'm grateful to Faye W.C. for the transcript, as the audio quality made it very difficult for me to discern most of the words. Once I could read the text while listening to the audio, I was able to more clearly discern what was being spoken. 

I agree with corrections already suggested by Faye W.C.

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Thank you, Shainarue! I will try more.

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Aliakbar Majidi's picture
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Good job, Oleks. Actually, this question popped up in my mind when I was reading the previous part.

If you do not know acquaintances with such names, try to remember famous historical figures or celebrities. It is advisable to pick up more such famous people's names and memorize them for future use.

To remember the first and second names, place the person into two groups - the main and auxiliary ones (Also, the main group and the auxiliary group).

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Thank you, Ali! After your corrections the text has become clearer.

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This is yet more good advice from you, Oleks :)

I suppose it is something we automatically do though. For example, if I met someone called "Boris" I would be much more likely to remember that person's name, as our Prime Minister's (the most talked about person at the moment haha) name is Boris.

The others have done an excellent job of evaluating your text and audio.

I agree with Aliakbar's suggestion here "To remember the first and second names, place the person into two groups - the main and auxiliary ones (Also, the main group and the auxiliary group)."

I would also add "To remember people's first and second names, place the person into two groups -  the main group (which contains their first name) and the auxiliary group (which contains their surname)."

 

 

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Thank you, Ad! I listened to the speech of your Prime Minister, and I have a very good impression of him. I think that he is a wise person, you are lucky with him.

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Normally I agree with you Oleks, but this is probably one of the few times I don't haha! (In my opinion he is one of the worst politicians we have ever had - and most are pretty bad people).

Still, many people in the U.K. seem to really like him, so perhaps I might be wrong haha!

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Give him to us, and take Zelensky to yourself. Just do not make him Prime Minister, let him remain a comedian better. :)

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haha I heard that he used to be a comedian! Sounds like he should have stayed in comedy!

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Oleks :
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With us, every President comes in the wake of popular support, and leaves in the wake of hatred. Unfortunately.

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Sounds like you're in a similar situation to us then sad!
 

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