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12. Most Hopeful Sign At one point, you could feel the status quo shift as it became O.K. to talk about discrimination in the industry not just openly but also loudly. Viola Davis spoke out, as did Jennifer Lawrence, who went public about making less than her male co-stars. “I didn’t want to seem ‘difficult’ or ‘spoiled,’” she wrote in the newsletter Lenny, speaking for many, including those with far more modest paychecks.
I, however, am not among them.
1. MAKE PERSONALISED SENTENCES
Create a sentence that really MEANS something to you, so that you will definitely remember it in the future. e.g. That Bruce Springsteen concert I saw in Spain in 2012 was incredible because even though it was raining hard all night, nobody cared. This sentence is linked to a strong memory and is therefore highly memorable.
Which words do you remember more easily?
Do an A/B testing for yourself: A Group: Write 3 personalised 'real memory' sentences like the example above with 3 different adjectives from the list at the bottom of this page B Group: Try to remember 3 different adjectives form the list below without any personalised sentence. Come back 1 day later and see what you remember more easily. I'm positive that you will remember your sentences very easily.
2. FORCE YOURSELF TO USE THE WORDS YOU ARE FOCUSSING ON
The perfect language learner is brave and tries out new vocabulary and grammar that they have recently learnt... even if they are not sure that it is correct, or not. Imagine you are talking in your English class about a film, book or song that you like - USE one of the adjectives from the list below, instead of your usual 'go-to' adjective. Any English teacher can tell you this, but remember that you can also use these 'positive' adjectives in a negative way. e.g. I went out for pizza on Friday night with some friends. We had a fabulous time, but let's just say that the pizza wasn't exactly outstanding! Always look for opportunities to inject your new English into your conversation. If it's not quite correct, someone will help you get it right.
A to Z of Adjectives for 'great'
Makers of processed food, soda and fast food see markets in the developing world as their greatest growth opportunities. At the same time, obesity rates and weight-related illnesses are on the rise in developing countries. An ongoing series of articles examined the interaction of these two trends, starting with cases in Brazil, Ghana and Colombia. Taken together, these stories reveal “a new global food order, and a new health crisis.”
The main culprit for the deceleration was food, though food inflation is higher than the overall index. Food prices were up 1.9 per cent in October, down from 2.7 per cent in September and 3.7 per cent in August. Non-food inflation ticked down 0.9 per cent from 1.0 per cent.
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