Remembering names is an important social skill. Hereare some ways to master it.
Recite and repeat in conversation.
When you hear a person’s name，repeat it.Immediately say it to yourself several times withoutmoving your lips. You could also repeat the name in a way that does not sound forced orartificial.
Ask the other person to recite and repeat.
You can let other people help you remember their names. After you’ve been introduced tosomeone，ask that person to spell the name mad pronounce it correctly for you. Most peoplewill be pleased by the effort you’re making to learn their names.
Admit you don’t know.
Admitting that you can’t remember someone’s name can actually make people relaxed. Most ofthem will feel sympathy if you say. “I’m working to remember names better. Yours is right onthe tip of my tongue. What is it again?”
Link each person yon meet with one thing you find interesting or unusual. For example，youcould make a mental note: “Vicki Cheng— tall, black hair.” To reinforce (加强) your associations,write them on a small card as soon as possible.
Limit the number of new names you learn at one time.
When meeting a group of people, concentrate on remembering just two or three names. Freeyourself from remembering every one. Few of the people in mass introductions expect you toremember their names. Another way is to limit yourself to learning just first names. Last namescan come later.
Consider going early to conferences, parties and classes. Sometimes just a few people show upon time. That's fewer names for you to remember. And as more people arrive, you can hearthem being introduced to others— an automatic review for you.
【題組】56. How will most people feel when you try hard to remember their names?
(A). They will be moved.
(B). They will be annoyed.
(C). They will be delighted.
(D). They will be discouraged.