Visualizing and acting it out.

Nick Hoyt January 8, 2017, 5:12 am
When I do the "Play it!" part of the testing at the end of the lesson, I like to pretend that I am actually there in the room having the conversation with Sayaka or Kenny. 

For Example: In lesson 5.1 At the Dinner Table when I say "どうぞ、召し上がって下さい。(please help yourself) " I pretend that Kenny and I are at a table FULL of food! I then act out that "presenting motion" that people do where you start with your hands together and then spread them wide apart. I do this WHILE I am saying to him "please help yourself."

I find that doing the acting and the hand motions in combination with saying the words really helps me to remember the phrases and what they mean. 

I just thought I would pass on this tip in case it helps anyone else. What do you guys think? Would this help you to remember better?

Visualizing and acting it out.
BengalCatLady January 11, 2017, 5:48 pm
Yes.  I find I do the same!  Not as far advanced as you are but when I was doing the introductions module I practiced bowing when making introductions.  And shaking my head when I said no etc.
Visualizing and acting it out.

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