Smells and memories

Smells and memories - BBC Learning English 6 Minute English...

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BBC Learning English 6 Minute English Smells and memories 6 Minute English © bbclearningenglish.com 2009 Page 1 of 4 Kate: Hello, I’m Kate Colin and welcome to 6 Minute English. Today I'm joined again by Jackie Dalton and we’re talking about smells and memories. Jackie : Hi Kate, yes our topic today is about how certain smells can take us back to another time and place. We've all experienced the sudden flashback of memory and emotions that certain smells conjure up. To conjure up means to create picture in your mind. Often we don’t just remember something from the past, we feel exactly the same way as we did the first time we smelt it. Kate: Yes, for me the smell of mothballs takes me back to being in my grandmother's house. I remember exactly how I felt when I was five years old and went to visit her. Jackie : And for me, the smell of lavender reminds me of the house that I grew up in because we used to have a lot of lavender in the garden. Kate : So here's my question for this week. Are you ready? As we grow older does our sense of smell get better or worse? Jackie: Answers Kate: Alright, we’ll check your answer at the end of the programme. But first we're going to hear from some people on the streets of London who are talking about what smells remind them of certain things. Listen and try to remember what specific things they say trigger certain memories. To trigger means to cause something to start….
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6 Minute English © bbclearningenglish.com 2009 Page 2 of 4 Man 1 Pipes, smoking pipes always remind me of Isle of Wight
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