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#27: How to speak -11

    Sometimes I hear some language learners say "I don't have the subject which I am going to talk about". In my opinion, it is not that they do not have the subject which they are going to talk about, but that they have not had the common circumstances between on listening and on speaking. I think if we do not speak something in almost the same situation on our listening, we cannot speak our second language naturally. We need to share the same world in our listening and speaking. Are you facing the same world in your listening and speaking? For example, the subject I used for my listening practice was about pet tax, smoking, foreign workers, and so on. I could talk about these things if we tried but I do not see, hear, smell, or feel these so I cannot talk according to the movement of my mind. This is the situation that we do not have the subject which we are going to talk about.
    But here is the easy solution. Let's try to watch a lot of gaming videos and broadcast your gaming in your second language.  You can imagine you are able to share the same world in your listening and speaking, can't you?
    This is the very core of ESPINMC method.

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    I agree with you on this point. And the point is that in our second language learning we cannot memorize things consciously as the long-term memory. In my opinion, we cannot deal with the long-term memory of our own will. And this is why "repetition is absolutely incapable of accounting for learning". Maybe we should not try to memorize something in our second language learning.

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    I agree with you on this point. If we consult a dictionary when we see someone dancing on the stage and try to say to the person "お尻振って~!! in English", we can find the English equivalent of "尻" is "buttock" or "hip". So most of us Japanese who are studying English may say to the dancing person "Shake your buttock!" or "Shake your hip!"
    However, maybe these expressions are unnatural, aren't they? Maybe we should say "Shake your butt!" or "Shake your hips!"
    But I have not heard someone saying "Shake your butt!" or "Shake your hips!". I have heard something like this. "Shake your booty!!" So I feel that the expression "Shake your booty!!" is more natural than the others.
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