On this episode, I chat with a memory expert about how to learn more efficiently.

English Level: B2 🇦🇹🇨🇦

Show Notes:

  1. Introduction (0:21)
  2. Florian’s story – How a naturally forgetful person becomes a memory expert (01:35)
  3. The Memory Palace (07:54)
  4. The long-lasting effect of memory techniques (15:10)
  5. A practical example of how to apply the technique (16:08)
  6. The importance of memorization in the business world (22:05)
  7. How to find Florian’s techniques online (28:00)

Vocabulary Words:

  1. Quarrels (noun) – Streit, Auseinandersetzung 
  2. Curious (verb) – neugierig 
  3. Intrigued (adj.) – fasziniert
  4. To review (verb) – nochmals durchsehen
  5. Inauguration (noun) – Amtseinführung
  6. To visualize (verb) – visualisieren, sich etw. vorstellen  
  7. negotiations (noun) – Verhandlungen

Phrases to Remember:

  1. To be blown away – If you say that you are blown away by something, or if it blows you away, you mean that you are very impressed by it.
  2. To be hooked – very interested and enthusiastic about (something) He’s hooked on skiing. She got hooked on the show after watching one episode.
  3. To be caught off guard – If someone catches you off guard, they surprise you by doing something you do not expect. If something catches you off guard, it surprises you by happening when you are not expecting it.

Mistake to Avoid:
(incorrect use of the past tense of catch) to be caught off guard NOT catched off guard (24:29)

Comprehension Questions:

  1. What was Florian’s personal learning project that got him interested in the topic of memorization?
  2. What’s the name of the first technique that Florian applied successfully and therefore highly recommends?
  3. How long did it take Florian to memorize the Presidents of the United States with the help of the Memory Palace?
  4. When memorizing we need to create pictures in our minds. What is very important especially when memorizing vocabulary in a foreign language?
  5. What is the English word that Florian wants to memorize by creating a picture of a “Tom&Jerry essen Kirschen”?
  6. What is so special about memorizing someone’s name?


Question to consider:
How good is your memory?


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