Imagine you want to memorise the following 10 items:
Pear – sea horse – sun glasses – sport – baguette
Dentist – wire –
bouncy ball – eye lashes – pill
Maybe it goes like this:
The pear is smashing a sea-horse;
Which in turn
rips off the bars of the sun-glasses (putting them on is simply too normal =
not good enough), and also the sea-horse rams the bars of the glasses throught
Now the sun glasses are running 100 m (sport), you can hear the crowd shouting as the finish that race;
And at the end of the race a baguette is waiting with the medal;
Now the baguette is hitting the dentist; not enough? The dentist is ramming the baguette into the cavity of a tooth: your tooth: feel the pain (come on, it is just for fun);
Now the dentist is dancing on a high wire, feel the breeze, feel how it is going up and down; So much up and down that the next swing down you cut a bouncy ball into two.
You hear the burst; it that is not enough, then bring the bouncy ball to life (like in a cartoon): why did you cut me into two? Look what you did?
And now the
bouncy ball is putting on eye-lashes; huge eye-lashes, they may even be vicious
like needles and pricking the ball. ( I do admit the bouncy ball has a hard
time in this story.)
each of the eye-lashes is ramming through a pill. One eye-lash: one pill. So many
pills lying around.
Again if that’s
not enough, bring the pills to life and ...
Did I have fun with this?
Would you do the same connections?
This is a skill
you can ONLY learn by doing.
So give it a go with the next set of 10 pictures:
Ladder – ceiling – mask – drums – palm tree
Chain – window – scarf – jumping – branches.