Retelling or learning by heart?
Hello everyone! One of the questions I wonder about is: what's better for getting fluent faster: retelling or learning by heart? What is your opinion?
I suppose retelling is a great way of developing fluency since you learn to speak the language using your own words. When you realize you don't know how to say something, you just use another word or phrase and don't get stuck.
On the other hand, learning by heart forces us to memorize various grammatical patterns and words we rarely use. And that is better because this way we often don't forget what we learn by heart.
So, what do you think? Which method is better? Or should we just combine them two 50/50?