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Your Brain Exercise of the Week ~ June 13, 2022

Working on your cognition is an important part of keeping your mind sharp and maintaining independence. One way to target your cognitive skills is to complete one or both of the tasks below.

*Remember, for this cognitive activity to qualify as a brain fitness exercise, you should participate at a level that is challenging for you.


Read each popular expression and fill in the missing word at the end to complete the phrase. After you complete this task, explain what this expression means in your own words. Give 1-2 examples of when and how you might use each of these common expressions in a conversation.

Download the printable here. 


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If the exercise above feels too challenging, try this modification:

Using written calculations or a calculator, solve the problem listed above.

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If you enjoyed this activity, consider ordering The BCAT® Working Memory Exercise Book-Home Edition for hours of additional cognitive exercises that will help to protect your brain health and promote cognitive functioning.