Useful vocabulary related to - memory
Do you think memory is important?
Do you think it's important to have a good memory?
It can also make life generally easier if you have a good memory for faces and names and can remember them when you meet people, or recall a telephone number or some useful information without the need to access your phone or write everything down to avoid forgetting it.
What are some of the benefits of having a good memory?
It can also be useful in activities like quizzes or competitions which rely on general knowledge if you can remember the relevant information and answer the questions. And I suppose it’s probably a good thing in relation to your career or work if you are able to recall information which is relevant without having to ask someone else to help, or refer to a reference book or something like that. Not having to look up stuff can save you loads of time.
Are there any things that are especially important for people to memorize?
A lot of things we do which seem to be automatic such as getting dressed or driving a car actually rely on memory. If we forgot, or couldn’t remember part of the process we would be in big trouble! If you were a musician, it might be important to remember a piece of music or combination of notes for a particular piece of music.
It all depends on the situation, even remembering your name is important, when someone asks you what it is. Or where you live; imagine if you couldn’t remember that kind of information one day… it would be really awkward, wouldn’t it?
Really, all information we need to operate normally is critical… maybe we can consider other information to be useful but optional, or non-critical.
Do you think having a good memory is important for students?
How would you answer these questions about memory?