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Taster Questions

Here are abbreviated examples of questions and suggested learning activities linked to a specific ‘grain of the brain’.

Assessment Question

I enjoy one or both of the following:

  • Reading books and magazines or
  • listening to ‘talking’ programmes on the radio

Learning Activities to select from

  1. Begin to do simple crosswords and progress to more difficult crosswords or word puzzles.
  2. Learn a new language, or develop your ability in one you have learnt before.
  3. Learn to use a word processor on the computer.
  4. Write a journal regularly.
  5. Consider joining a reading group or writers’ group.

Assessment Question

I like to do one or more of the following:

  • Listen to music
  • hum or sing to myself
  • play a musical instrument

Learning Activities to select from

  1. Learn to play a musical instrument
  2. Develop your skill at an instrument that you learnt to play in the past
  3. Consider a musical appreciation course
  4. If you like to sing, consider joining a choir
  5. Look at computer programmes for musical recording and composition
  6. Use musical mnemonics to learn information