Mnemonics
Red sky at night, shepherd's delight...

Mnemonics

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Mnemonics are rhymes and sayings which help us to remember facts, for example, '30 days have September, April, June and November'.

Try our English Mnemonic quiz and see how much you remember!

1.
Find the purpose of the following well-known mnemonic.
Spring forward, fall back.
History dates
Music notes
Time change
Weather forecast
The clocks go forward one hour in spring
2.
Find the purpose of the following well-known mnemonic.
In 14 hundred and 92 Columbus sailed the ocean blue.
Colors of the rainbow
History dates
Music notes
Spelling rule
In 1492 Christopher Columbus discovered America
3.
Find the purpose of the following well-known mnemonic.
My very easy method just sets up naming planets.
Colors of the rainbow
History dates
Music notes
Solar system
Mercury, Venus, Earth, Mars, Jupiter... the planets in order before Pluto was demoted in 2006!
4.
Find the purpose of the following well-known mnemonic.
Red sky at night, shepherd's delight.....
History dates
Music notes
Solar system
Weather forecast
.....Red sky in the morning, shepherd's warning
5.
Find the purpose of the following well-known mnemonic.
All cows eat grass.
Learning the alphabet
Music notes
Shopping list
Spelling rule
These are the notes in the bass clef spaces
6.
Find the purpose of the following well-known mnemonic.
Every good boy deserves favor.
Colors of the rainbow
History dates
Music notes
Spelling rule
Music notes on treble clef lines: EGBDF
7.
Find the purpose of the following well-known mnemonic.
Change 'y' to 'i' and add '-es'.
Colors of the rainbow
History dates
Music notes
Spelling rule
One 'truck' but two 'trucks'
8.
Find the purpose of the following well-known mnemonic.
Richard of York gave battle in vain.
Colors of the rainbow
Music notes
Shopping list
Spelling rule
Red, orange, yellow, green, blue, indigo, violet = rainbow
9.
Find the purpose of the following well-known mnemonic.
'i' before 'e' except after 'c'.
Learning the alphabet
Music notes
Shopping list
Spelling rule
This helps us to spell 'receive'
10.
Find the purpose of the following well-known mnemonic.
.....all the rest have 31 excepting February clear.....
Days in a month
History dates
Music notes
Weather forecast
Don't write September 31st !
Author:  Sue Daish

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