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Imagine if it was impossible to forget what you learned in English.

It doesn't matter how many years pass, everything you learned is there, inside your brain.

It doesn't matter how many years pass, everything you learned is there, inside your brain.

I know, it would be incredible.

What if I tell you that, it is possible to build a SUPERPOWER MEMORY🧠 and never forget what you learn?

Yeah, you can flood your brain with English and never forget anything.

It's possible and it's free.

Just give me 3 minutes️ of your time, and I'll show you how.

Are you ready? So, let's jump right into it.

Look, I know how frustrating it is when you try to remember an English vocabulary word, and it just disappears from your mind.

You rack your brain trying to figure out how to express yourself, but the words are not there anymore.

You feel like you have a memory like a sieve. I know, it drives me nuts too.

But don't worry! It's normal. It’s not your fault.

Actually, it happens because of The Forgetting Curve.

📉THE FORGETTING CURVE

The Forgetting Curve

🧠Imagine your brain is like a bucket🪣where you keep all the things you learn, like words in English. Now, this bucket has a tiny hole in it.

So, after you put something in, like a new word, phrase, or expression, it starts to leak out slowly. That's what we call the Forgetting Curve.

The Forgetting Curve shows us how we forget stuff over time. When you first learn something new in English, you remember it really well.

But as time goes by, if you don't keep practicing or looking at that word again, you start to forget it.

Try it out! Find a new English vocabulary word, learn its meaning, and purposely avoid revisiting it for at least 7 days.

At the end of this period, if you see this word again, I’m sure you won’t remember what that word means.

It is as if you don't keep adding water to the bucket, the level of water drops more and more because of the leak.

The forgetting curve makes it tricky to remember all the cool new words you learn in English because our brain is made to forget.

It's a completely normal process, but don't worry—there's a solution.👇

📈THE SPACED REPETITION SYSTEM

The Spaced Repetition System

Let's stick with our bucket and water leak story. Spaced repetition is like a smart way to keep adding water to the bucket so it stays full, even though it's leaking.

Imagine you have a schedule for when to add more water to make sure the bucket never gets empty.

You add water right after you first fill it, then a little more a few hours later, then maybe the next day, and then a few days after that. Each time you add water, it's like you're making the bucket a little better at holding water, so it leaks less.

In the world of learning, especially with languages, Spaced Repetition is like that smart schedule for reviewing what you've learned.

So, if you learn a new word in English, you might review it or practice it again a few hours later, the next day, and maybe a week later. Each time you review, it helps your brain to “patch the leak” a little more, so you remember that word for a longer time, sometimes forever.

The 📈Spaced Repetition System (SRS) is based on the use of flashcards. With language learning, for example, you would start by creating flashcards for each small detail of a language (how to pronounce a letter, letter combination sounds, vocabulary words, gender and case of nouns, grammatical structures, etc.).

As you can see in the graphic, it knows that you're likely to start forgetting things, so it gets you to review them just at the right time to make your memory stronger. It's like a magic trick to help your brain keep all those new words safe, so you don't forget them!

When it comes to learning English, there is a fantastic tool that uses the Spaced Repetition System (SRS).

This flashcard app will help you never forget English vocabulary again. I’ll tell you more about it in a few seconds.

Keep reading…

VOCABULARY
1. Rack one’s brain

Rack one’s brain

To rack one’s brain means to think very hard or try very hard to remember something.

Example: “I've been racking my brain trying to remember where I left my keys.”.

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2. Memory like a sieve

Memory like a sieve

This expression describes someone who has a very poor memory, implying that information easily "falls through" their mind, similar to how a sieve cannot hold water, the brain cannot hold information.

Example: "I need to start taking notes during meetings; I've got a memory like a sieve and can't remember details unless I write them down.".

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3. Mind like a steel trap

Mind like a steel trap

This idiom describes someone with an excellent memory or the ability to understand and retain information quickly and efficiently.

Example: "Alex always remembers every detail about our meetings and conversations; he has a mind like a steel trap.".

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RECOMMENDATION
ANKI

This is the flashcard app I've mentioned before.

Anki is a flashcard program that uses the Spaced Repetition System (SRS). Which makes remembering things easy.

It's recommended to everybody who needs to remember things in their daily life. It’s content-agnostic and supports images, audio, videos, and scientific markup (via LaTeX).

🚨IMPORTANT: Once you have added flashcards on Anki, every morning you open it and review your flashcards.

FLASHCARD COLLECTION
What does the phrasal verb “Figure Out” mean?

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What does the phrasal verb “Figure Out” mean?

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1️⃣ To physically rearrange the layout of a place.
2️⃣ To increase the volume of something.
3️⃣ To understand or solve something.

TO-DO LIST

️ Install Anki on your computer.
️ Add the flashcard number 100 to your Anki.
️ Find the other flashcards I've sent to you in the previous emails and add them to your Anki too.

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