MAKE A MOVIE
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HOW TO WRITE IT:
-Ø childhood home
Hallway/Lobby or Kitchen
只 (Oliver twist)
Script 1: Montage Scene! Oliver Twist is sitting begging for some money by talking into his megaphone. This get’s Sherlock Holmes’ attention, but he realizes that the best way to truly help this poor soul is to give him the gift of KNOWLEDGE, so instead of giving him money, he places several books in front Oliver Twist. After this, a montage begins of Sherlock at a chalkboard teaching him, Oliver reading books, taking a test, and then at the end Sherlock and that now much smarter looking Oliver Twist are standing in the room, announcing to the world with the megaphone again just how much KNOWLEDGE has helped this man.
Scripts 2: Sherlock speaks through the megaphone, and his KNOWLEDGE transfers straight into the brain of Oliver Twist right in front of him. As Oliver becomes smarter by the second, he looks up to the sky and talking in tongues as if having a revelation.
Script 1: Montage scenes are great for getting across abstract ideas that in real life take a long time to facilitate (hence why directors use them so often). KNOWLEDGE is an abstract concept, so to express it visually, we need to have several shots of things we commonly associate with the accumulation of KNOWLEDGE, such as a teacher at a chalkboard, reading books, etc.
Script 2: Show the knowledge as some colored light.
NEW VOCABULARY UNLOCKED!
A NEW WORD HAS BEEN UNLOCKED 认识
The character just learned 识 combines with 认 to make a high-frequency compound word! This means you know the meaning, pronunciation & components of both characters, so learning the word is WAY more comfortably than if you didn’t.
All compound words (aka words of 2 characters or more) have a corresponding Anki flash card. The cards in the deck are in the same order as they are introduced in the course. These words are also shown in the context of the sentences below.
Note 1: For all sentences between Levels 1-12, the words used in the sentence are from the Pronunciation Mastery Video Course. For this reason, we still give you Pinyin. The pronunciation mastery vocabulary was not learned through proper mnemonic visualization, but are also very high frequency. You should be able to understand the sentences, but be sure not to make sentences your main focus yet. Starting in Level 13, the characters and words used in sentences will be made up of those you’ve already learned and will not require Pinyin (pretty cool, eh?). Until then, take note of these sentences, see if you can understand them, but if you find them too complicated, it’s perfectly fine to move on and focus on these sentences later.
Note 2: “Top-Down Words” refers to a very high-frequency word that has not been introduced either in the character learning method -OR- the Pronunciation Mastery course. We never add too many of these top-down words, but when we do, we will make a note of it.
Here are some example sentences of this word in action:
Usage 1 – “to recognize, to be acquainted (rèn shi5)“:
wǒ bú rènshi tā
I don’t know him.
wǒ rènshi jǐge wàiguórén
I am acquainted with a few foreigners.
wǒ kéyǐ rènshi nǐ ma
May I get to know you?
可以- kéyǐ- may -or- allowed to
wó hěn gāoxìng rènshi nǐ
I’m very happy to meet you.
高兴- gāoxìng- happy, glad
These sentences are only meant to give you some context; you don’t need to think about them too much for now. Just know that you can’t truly learn a word until you start to see it in the context of a sentence.