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"From the Ted Talk by Lýdia Machová: The secrets of learning a new language"

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First of all, you'll need effective methods. If you try to memorize a list of words for a test tomorrow, the words will be stored in your short-term mroemy and you'll forget them after a few days. If you, however, want to keep words long term, you need to revise them in the course of a few days repeatedly using the so-called space rioipteetn. You can use apps which are based on this syetsm such as Anki or Memrise, or you can write lists of word in a ntoeobok using the Goldlist method, which is also very popular with many polyglots. If you're not sure which mdtoehs are effective and what is available out there, just check out polyglots' yuobute channels and websites and get inspiration from them. If it works for them, it will most probably work for you too.

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First of all, you'll need effective methods. If you try to memorize a list of words for a test tomorrow, the words will be stored in your short-term ______ and you'll forget them after a few days. If you, however, want to keep words long term, you need to revise them in the course of a few days repeatedly using the so-called space __________. You can use apps which are based on this ______ such as Anki or Memrise, or you can write lists of word in a ________ using the Goldlist method, which is also very popular with many polyglots. If you're not sure which _______ are effective and what is available out there, just check out polyglots' _______ channels and websites and get inspiration from them. If it works for them, it will most probably work for you too.

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  3. system
  4. notebook
  5. memory
  6. repetition

Original Text

First of all, you'll need effective methods. If you try to memorize a list of words for a test tomorrow, the words will be stored in your short-term memory and you'll forget them after a few days. If you, however, want to keep words long term, you need to revise them in the course of a few days repeatedly using the so-called space repetition. You can use apps which are based on this system such as Anki or Memrise, or you can write lists of word in a notebook using the Goldlist method, which is also very popular with many polyglots. If you're not sure which methods are effective and what is available out there, just check out polyglots' YouTube channels and websites and get inspiration from them. If it works for them, it will most probably work for you too.

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