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Use of Basic/Advanced Conversation Sections

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tfcurt2
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Tampa, Florida
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Jan 10, 2015
Jun 9, 2018 at 1:51pm

I am new to this product. Don't quite understand how to navigate the Basic/Advanced Conversation sections in each session. I figured by session I would develop some familiarity...not so. Can someone provide or point me to some instructions on how to properly utilize? Thx

andy@fluenz
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France
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Jun 9, 2018 at 3:54pm

In the Basic Conversation you'll see the phrases with a speaker icon to the right of them. You can click the icon to play the audio for the phrase. The next step is to click the red circle on the left to record, then click the square to stop the recording, and lastly the triangle to play back your voice. You can go back and click the speaker icon again to compare your recording with the original.

The Advanced Conversation comes next. In this workout, you won't listen to the phrases first, but you will click "Start" and begin recording yourself read the phrases in yellow marked "User". After each phrase, click "Stop recording" and the other character in the dialogue will speak their phrase and it will automatically record you after they are done and so on. At the end, you can play back the entire dialogue.

Magicboots
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Camblesforth, Selby
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Oct 28, 2018 at 4:57pm

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Magicboots
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Camblesforth, Selby
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Oct 28, 2018 at 4:59pm

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Magicboots
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Oct 28, 2018 at 5:02pm

Yes - not sure if this is supposed to be what to do, but the way I am doing those exercises is to write down the user lines in English on a piece of paper, then click the Hide Text button. It then comes an exercise into translating the English into Italian as quick as you can to make it flow. The first time its usually always broken as I try to translate and make mistakes, then on playback I check how I did then make a mental note of where I went wrong. I am finding, usually the second or third time I have the translation perfect, then I focus on getting the speed to be as fast as the actor. It takes usually about 5-6 run iterations, until I'm satisfied, but by the end it sounds quite fluent. Like I say, this seems to be working for me and gives great satisfaction when you find yourself coming out with the line without even thinking about it.

It does prolong the sessions, but it is the only one I do repeat, as I find it the most useful (and partly why I bought the course in the first place).

Another one I have got into the habit of doing is the final exercise before the final summary. I found that by clicking on the text you are told to repeat it shows it in English. So, I am now in the habit of quickly clicking the line first, attempting to translate when holding down the mouse button, then releasing off the text so show it in Italian. I know the same lines are in the previous exercise, but I am now finding that about 80% of the time my translations are pretty accurate and its generally getting better every exercise. Again its quite pleasing when that happens.

Any tips anyone else have ?

Fabrice
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San Diego, CA
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Oct 29, 2018 at 12:23pm

On the last exercise, I will speak on top of the speaker (shadowing), trying to reach the same speed of speech. It might take 5, 10, 20 tries, but at the end I will get it. That helps me a lot for getting a near native pronunciation speed.

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