Remember - Remind - Recall - Recollect



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Lesson plans


(Updated on 29/10/2013)









  • "Tell me and I'll forget; show me and I may remember; involve me and I'll understand."
    ~ Chinese Proverb ~









  • New Treatment Could Prevent, Reverse Alzheimer’s - Text + Audio - 9 August 2015
    "Researchers have discovered that repeated hits to the head can change the form of a brain protein.
    They have developed a treatment that returns the protein shape to normal.
    This could stop the development of the disease or slow it in those who already suffer from it."









  • Remember: Be Going To
    "Teaching grammar with movie segments is inspiring and highly motivating."



  • How to become a memory champion (March 11, 2017) - a lesson plan with AUDIO
    "A new study says pretty much anyone can have an upgraded memory if they train their brain."

    Try the same news story at these easier levels: Memory - Level 0Memory - Level 1   or  Memory - Level 2
    Make sure you try all of the online activities for this reading and listening - There are dictations, multiple choice, drag and drop activities,
    crosswords, hangman, flash cards, matching activities and a whole lot more. Please enjoy :-)

  • My earliest childhood memory… - a lesson plan
    "This ELT lesson plan is designed around a short film by 19-year old filmmaker Bethany titled My Earliest Childhood Memory, and, the theme of childhood memories. Students describe their earliest childhood memory and listen to other students describe theirs, watch a short film and reconstruct the narration, and talk about other childhood memories."

    Language level: Pre-intermediate (A2) – Intermediate (B1)
    Time: 60 minutes



  • TOUCHABLE MEMORIES - a lesson plan
    "This EFL lesson plan is designed around a short film titledTouchable Memories by Marco Aslan, and the theme of photos and memories.
    In the film five people who have lost their sight share their stories about how they “see” a photograph...
    Students describe a photo which is important to them and describe the memories it brings back. They talk about blind people and memories.
    They watch a short film, make notes, and speculate about how blind people “see” photos."

  • Being bilingual may delay dementia - a lesson plan with AUDIO (November 12, 2013)
    "A new study shows that being bilingual may delay dementia by five or more years. This is according to researchers from the University of Edinburgh in Scotland."


Being bilingual may delay Alzheimer's and boost brain power
"Research suggests that bilingual people can hold Alzheimer's disease at bay for longer, and that bilingual children are better at prioritising tasks and multitasking."


  • Rise of the Guardians: Memories - a lesson
    "This is another lovely animated movie. This scene is perfect to talk about childhood memories."



  • Scientists find gene that erases memories (September 25, 2013) - a lesson plan with AUDIO
    "Researchers from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology have found the gene that could help people forget traumatic experiences.
    They say the research could benefit people with painful memories."




Perry's brain freeze
- Cartoons






Recall Cartoons




The worst memory
- Remembering Cartoons






  • Darren Hayes - Ocean (YouTube) + LYRICS :
    "Even though I know you're gone
    The memory lingers on

    I see your footsteps on a sandy beach

    That waves have been crashing on..."




  • B'Boss - Remembered - Lyrics below the video on YouTube.

    "How do you want to be remembered?
    For your honor or your pride?
    How do you want to be remembered?
    For your body or your mind?...

    How do you want to be remembered?
    For your anger or your love?
    How do you want to be remembered?
    For your beauty or your blood?...

    How do you want to be remembered?...
    For your pasion or your faith?
    How do you want to be remembered?
    For your father or your name?

    How do you want to be remembered?
    For your actions or your words?
    How do you want to be remembered?
    For your silence or your voice?..."

    Ask your students!





  • Nine Inch Nails - Something I Can Never Have (YouTube) + LYRICS (
    "I still recall the taste of your tears.
    Echoing your voice just like the ringing in my ears.
    My favorite dreams of you still wash ashore.
    Scraping through my head 'till I don't want to sleep anymore...
    You always were the one to show me how
    Back then I couldn't do the things that I can do now.
    This thing is slowly taking me apart.
    Grey would be the color if I had a heart...
    Everywhere I look you're all I see.
    Just a fading f* reminder of who I used to be."



  • Only God Can Judge Me by 2Pac :
    "Recollect your thoughts don't get caught up in the mix
    Cause the media is full of dirty tricks"

    - with the VIDEO (You Tube)



  • Draw Our Amazing Life
    "As children Helena and Szczepan Wojtak were pushed around from country to country during WW2, suffering imaginable hardship.
    But happy endings do happen and eventually they made it to Europe where they met and… oh just watch the film."






  • Remember – Remind - VIDEO + SCRIPT (

  • Chevrolet: True Story (
    "A 1965 Chevy Impala SS is more than a car to the Younger family, it's what binds them together.
    To pay for his sons' education, Herb Younger was forced to sell his beloved '65 Impala.
    Two decades later, they found a way to pay him back."




  • Reuters Video: Rick Perry’s 'Oops' Moment
    "U.S. Republican presidential candidate Rick Perry, already facing an uphill struggle to mount a comeback, made a difficult situation worse
    on Wednesday night by forgetting one of the three government agencies that he has repeatedly said he would eliminate if elected president."