Mark began to introduce the guest speaker to the listeners, but then stopped for a while. He had forgotten her name.
Barbara hid her valuable things when she went on vacation. When she came back, she couldn’t remember where she’d put them.
Perhaps you’ve had such experiences like these. Most people have. But most of them haven’t realized that they have a memory problem. Neither do they know a simple but important fact: Memory can be improved. If you’ll just accept that, the following will show you how.
First, relax. If you are over worried about something, you’ll forget it. If you keep telling yourself that your memory is bad, your mind will come to believe it and you won’t remember things. When you forget something, don’t follow up with saying like “Oh, my god! I always forget things!” Such words will have a bad result on you and your memory.
But relaxing isn’t enough. To improve your memory, you’ll need to take an active role. Like your body, your memory can be made strong through exercise. Look for opportunities to exercise your memory. For example, if you’re learning a language, try to actively remember a lot of new words.
If you don’t take notice of things actively, you won’t remember them. So, you can make picture s of what you see in your mind every day. For example, don’t just put your keys down! If you want to find them again, make a mind picture of the place where you’re putting them.
1.The first two paragraphs just tell us ______________.
A．Barbara was a very rich person.
B．examples of memory problems
C．Mark often forgot his friends’ names
D．language problems of two persons
2．When you forget things, you _______.
A．must be too careless
B．shouldn’t take notice of the result
C．must accept the fact
D．shouldn’t lose heart about your memory
3．The word “opportunities” in the fifth paragraph means “_______.”
4．According to the passage, _____ can make your memory better.
A．realizing your memory problems
B．talking to your friends
C．doing sports every day
D．making mind pictures of what you see
5．The purpose of the passage is to help you ______.
A．to introduce the guest
B．to improve your memory
C．to remember new words
D．to forget unhappy things