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Vocabulary

bilingualism
speaking two languages equally well

brain training
learning ways to increase your memory or intelligence

neurons
nerve cells

a stroke
a serious illness that occurs when blood flow to an area in the brain is cut off

executive functions
behaviour that is the same as the way most other people behave

switches
changes

resist
try to stop or prevent

enhance
improve

cognitive reserve
the idea of building up extra abilities to help protect the brain against declining memory or thinking.

stimulate
make something become more active

put someone’s mind at rest
stop someone from worrying

BBC 6 Minute English: Brain Training

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