This is Dead Ed. He is the Ghost of Actions Past. Get the idea? He haunts verbs describing actions that happened in the past. So "happen" becomes "happen-Ed," and "remember" becomes "remember-Ed," and so on.
A useful way to remember the English tense. We remember something better when we can visualize it. We remember something better when we can personify it, because this evokes an emotional attachment. A little scary is even better. And we remember stories, so if we can make it all into a little story, we will also find it easy to remember.
And no, this is not just for kids. Ed can be your friend at any age.
Most of the English names of months actually mean something. Images to associate the words with the meanings can be a good way to memorize them.
April: same name as Avril Lavigne.
March: named after Mars, god of war.
August: Named after Caesar Augustus, Emperor of Rome.
February: means "purity." So does a bride's white wedding gown.
January: named for Janus, god of beginnings and endings.
July: named for the Roman general Julius Caesar
June: named for Juno, the queen of the gods.
May: named for the spring goddess Maia.
October: although it is the tenth month, it is named "eight" --octo. The same word is used in "octopus" because of its eight legs.
September- originally the seventh month, the name is from "septem," meaning seven.
There are familiar "genres" or types of TV show in America. These may not be the same in your country. These pictures may help you identify them.
Old ads are perfect for helping you remember vocabulary: they are designed to be memorable. They are especially good for clothing, because it is such a common item for sale. Here are a few examples.
This last one is not an old ad, but it is also proven to be memorable: