Change your mindset
This is a game that you can play to increase your fluency in speaking conversationally. It works in any language, by the way.
Here’s how to play:
You need at least one partner. Sit facing each other, close enough that you could reach out and shake hands.
One person begins by asking a very simple question, such as, “What did you have for lunch today?”
The other person gives a simple answer, such as, “Curry Rice.” Then adds a few brief and simple comments: “It was delicious. I made it myself.”
The turn is finished after asking a related, but slightly different question, such as, “Can you make curry?”
And then the cycle repeats.
Keep it simple. Keep it going.
- No Japanese or you’re out.
- No dictionaries.
- Any English is okay. (Gestures also okay.)
- You must make your partner understand you.
- Keep going until your coach says, “Stop!”