Nível Avançado › I Can't Remember

  • At the end of this lesson you’ll be able to:

    • Use vocabulary related to keeping track
    • Understand the difference between "to remember" and "to remind"
    • Understand different expressions with "smart"


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Dialog: "I can't remember where I left my cell phone."

"To remember" can be used in two ways. It can mean to have or maintain in one's memory, for example a fact; or "To remember to do something" means to not forget something you should do, get or bring.


1) TO REMEMBER (to keep in one's memory)

  • I can't remember the last time I ate such a good meal.
  • Do you remember when we were kids and you fell off the swing?


2) TO REMEMBER (to not forget)

  • Make sure you remember to stop by the grocery store after work to pick up dinner.
  • Remember to feed the fish before you leave.


"Dialog: "You know, you remind me of mom when you talk like that."

"To remind" can also be used in two different ways. It can mean to cause someone to think of somebody or something; or to make someone remember something they may have forgotten.


3) TO REMIND (cause to think of somebody or thing)

  • I can't believe how much John reminds me of his brother, Jack. They look and act exactly the same.
  • This reminds me of the time we went fishing down by the lake and all you caught was an old boot.


4) TO REMIND (make someone remember)

  • Remind me when I have to call mom. I always forget her birthday.
  • You're going to have to remind him a hundred times to drop his keys off at the reception.


Sobre esta aula

Have you ever forgotten where you put something and you just can't remember where you left it? And trying to get the help of a completely useless roommate can just drive you crazy. Well, don't worry, because in this lesson we're going to get your memory going as we learn some great vocabulary to help you keep track of all your important things!

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