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tips by Mind Map: tips

1. inherent skills

1.1. observe

1.1.1. listen

1.1.2. watch

1.2. imitate

1.2.1. speak

1.2.2. repeat

1.3. recognize patterns

1.3.1. learn structure

1.3.1.1. sentence basic structure

1.3.1.2. question basic structure

1.3.2. substitution

2. watch movies

2.1. passive learning

2.2. entertainment

2.3. plan

2.3.1. w/ span. subs

2.3.2. w/eng. subs

2.3.3. w/o subs

3. humor

3.1. disarms critics

3.2. relaxes

3.3. no self deprecation

4. sense of ridiculous

4.1. wherever you are you are there

4.2. freedom to feel stupid

5. function

5.1. situational

5.2. universal

5.3. templates

6. control

6.1. avoid all monologues

6.2. use key words for questions

6.3. paraphrase for confirmation

6.4. stay on topic

6.5. more questions

7. simplicity

7.1. short sentences

7.2. avoid neologism based on native language

8. body language

8.1. Speaking difficult on phone

8.2. can cue response w/ keyword

8.3. importance

9. don't call attention to mistakes

9.1. sorry for my English

9.2. ignore