The first 3 steps are introductory. They take little time. The next 3 steps take longer. They don’t take more time, but by recycling them you spend longer.
Because they are new, they also take time to get used to.
For the 4th step, I listened to a passage in Spanish without pausing while skim reading that same text in English.
This went easily—almost too easily. It didn’t feel that I was achieving anything. It took no effort.
However, in just minutes I reviewed thousands of words and hundreds of patterns. I began to ‘internalize’ the vocabulary and grammar.