May 11, 2014 =========
☆ improvise 即興でする
Being able to improvise is a key skill for English (or any form of spoken communication!) because a conversation or speaking situation will rarely go exactly as you plan it. This is doubly true if you are speaking with another person! If you are giving a speech, and know you won’t be interrupted, then you probably won’t need to improvise. However, if you do get interrupted by a question or a remark then it’s important to not lose confidence and improvise if necessary.
Of course, the best way to make sure that you are able to improvise is to make sure that you are prepared! If you are giving a speech, then knowing what you are going to say and practicing that will really help. Even if you get sidetracked by a question or forget what you were saying, if you’re prepared, then you can improvise and come up with something new but appropriate to the speech to help you get back on track.
It might sound silly to prepare for a conversation, too. But it can really help when you are speaking in a foreign language. If you are prepared and know what you want to talk about with your English-speaking friend or teacher, then you can relax and enjoy the interaction – and then improvise when or if you need to.
Are you good at improvising when you speak in Japanese? How about in English?