So, what does it mean to this author to 'charge your batteries'?
Listening Mode Intro
Welcome to the guided program. The program is designed to help you get the best results from your interaction with the media item.
There are three stages or modes:
You will be moved through each mode with a series of instructions. Be sure to complete each instruction adequately before going on to the next one. You will be challenged. Take your time - there is no need to rush. Enjoy the process.
If you choose, you may exit anytime to interact with the item and tools however you please.
Click 'next' to get started with the Listening Mode.
Imitation Mode Intro
You have completed the Listening Mode. Nice work! Now we will advance into the Imitation stage.
Take all the time you need to do this right. And remember this important tip: This is NOT a reading aloud exercise. Use the written Chinese sparingly, and only as a reference. Rather, you should be relying on your ability to mimic what you hear.
Now get ready to imitate the speaker.
Mastery Mode Intro
Good job completing the Imitation Stage!
Are you are ready for the Mastery Mode where you will be required to produce the language yourself? You will be using the English translation as a cue.
Tip: Do not think of this as 'memorizing' what you have heard, but rather as 'reconstructing the meaning'.
Mastery Round Complete
You have completed a round of the Mastery Mode. Good work!
It's recommended that you repeat this mode until you are satisfied with your facility in reproducing this language fluently and accurately.
Keep in mind you can always return to this exercise as a way to review what you have learned and sharpen your skills.