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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 7

Search for other variants of the name
For example, there are variants of the name John: Ian, Johnny, Jack, Shawn, and so on. As soon as a person calls his name, try mentally calling him other variants of it.

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Aliakbar Majidi's picture
I learn : French (Beginner) Persian (Expert) Spanish (Beginner)
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Good job, Oleks.

Search for other variants of the name

For example, there are some variants of the name John: Ian, Johnny, Jack, Shawn, and so on. As soon as a person calls tells you his (their, neutral) name, try mentally calling him with other variants of it.

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Oleks :
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Thank you, Ali! "Tell you their name": I should to memorize it.

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edhutchins88's picture
I learn : Chinese (Beginner) French (Beginner) German (Beginner) Portuguese (Beginner) Spanish (Beginner) Arabic (Beginner)
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Hi Oleks,

I like this tip too! You have to be careful though as if you accidentally call "John" "Johnny" he might get offended.

I'm not that kind of person and don't really care what people call me haha, but I know many people who are very fussy about people using their correct name!

Just one comment - your pronunciation of the word "variant". [ vair-ee-uh nt ]

 

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Hi Ed! Thank you for you comment and audio! I also know more about names now.

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BeckyGreenBeans's picture
I learn : Spanish (Beginner)
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Hey Oleks,

The only major thing I picked up on was your pronunciation of the word 'variant' that sonds like 'variance' - these both have different meanings and could easily confuse another person if they were not sure which word you were saying. Remember to enunciate each phonetic letter in words and sentences, right through until the end. 

I would also say 'As soon as a person calls him by his name' to be more specific, as saying 'calls his name' sounds to me like the person would be 'calling out' his name loudly, which is not the case. Being as clear as possible and watching out for this potential double meanings will clarify what you are trying to communicate more effectively. 

Thanks,

Becky =]

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Oleks :
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Hi Becky! Thank you! I will try to pronounce words more clearly in the future.

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Faye W.C.'s picture
I learn : French (Beginner)
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Good job Oleks.

I think variety may be better suited for this text versus variant.

Continue to practice the 'v' sound. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SoI2gl5Bcf8

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Thank you, Faye for your comment and link! I think you are right about "variety".

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