A: Hello. My name is Stanley Paden and I am at World English radio station. uh Let’s see. What is uh What is your name?
B: Hi everyone. I’m Clairy.
A; Great to meet you.
B: Yes Nice to meet you too.
A: Yes. Super. Uh So Clairy. Do you know what the topic is for today?
B: Yes. I know that the topic for today is about memory
A: Ok so do you have any feelings about it?
B: Yeah I think memory is very important in learning English.
A; ok Great. So we’ve got some questions. I’ve got some questions for you.
A; so who is your most memorable English teacher?
B:It must be my English teacher in high school. She is beautiful and fashionable and also very confident. And I still remember that she never wore the same clothes in one month. But she is also very strict to us. We often needed to recite vocabulary words, English articles and poems.. And we also had to practice handwriting. Yeah.
A; So how did um how did that make you feel?
B: Now I think it’s good and it is beneficial but in the past it made me suffer a lot.
A; Good, yeah I could see that.
A; So how good is your memory?
B: um I think my memory is not bad because I used to remember a lot of legal articles. Because my major is about law.
A: About law? Interesting. I think my memory is fairly good. Sometimes what I do is associate what the word is with something and that sometimes helps me.
B: Yeah that is a good method.
A: yep yeah. How does memory help you learn English?
B: It can help me remember lots of English words and uh extend my vocabulary and you know I like reading the international news and uh
B: Yeah They are always some new words and expressions that I would like to write down and memorize
A: ok So that.. So how does memory not help with learning English?
B: Not help? I think currently a lot of people focus too much on memorizing the words and just to know how to speak it up and how to express themselves in English. So I think the most important thing is we should use it frequently. And not just memory.
A: Yeah. Very good. Cause I do know that many times people memorize words and when I when they find it in a sentence, they don't understand.
A: It does happen. Good. Ok So what is the easiset thing to remember in English? And the most difficult?
B: I think uh to remember the words, the easiest thing is to remember the words but the most difficult thing is to how to use it. Yeah. I always get stuck in organizing my sentence. because I know how to use..how to use them. Whether it’s right or not I don’t know so It can make me confused sometime.s
A; Good good. What do you wish you were better at remembering?
B: Um In terms of learning English, I wish I could remember the native expressions. Yes. Including idioms and the meanings from different words yeah because I think English is very interesting. The same word and or the sentence can have totally different meanings.
A; So, does this also happen in Chinese?
B: Yeah. It depends on the tone.
A; Ok. Right. Ok good. Are computers making it easier or harder for you to learn English?
B: For me I think computers are make it harder. I used to study English online. But I think it was a total waste. Yeah. The internet was bad. which made me feel frustrated. I think if we want to learn English well, we need face to face interactions.
A: Yeah. I could agree with that. So how much do you think your memory will change over time?
B: I think with time it will become much worse than before. And you know I have been working for three years. There are a lot of distractions in my life. And uh I always stay up late at night so my memory will become worse with time.
A; So why do you think some people remermber different things, or certain things differently in regards to English?
B: People learn differently because different people have different interests and different strategies as well as things that we emphasize. And we also have uh different learning skills.
A: Ok good. What similarities between English and Chinese make words easier to remember and what role do similarities play in improving memory?
B: I think between English and Chinese, their sentence structure is similar, so when you remember the structure, it will be easier how to use the words, how to orgznize them and uh speak more clearly the learning standard can be also similar.
A: yeah. Can somebody learn English without a good memory. Why or why not?
B: um. I think they can because learning English, as I said, is not just about memorizing the words. It also includes the speaking, writing and uh hearing skills but I have to admit uh memory plays an important role in learning English. We must master some memory techniques and methods.
A; Ok. For a good memory, what is needed in order to learn English?
B; According to my experience, I think tests and practice are also necessary and uh we also need an English speaking environment.
A: Very good. Yes Well thank you very much for coming today and um and it’s very nice to be able to talk to you
B: Yeah me too Ok
A; yes ok bye bye