This reply could be much more, will happily answer any questions.
I went on as usual, adding whatever each single word (the pronounciation, not the writing) made me think of, yet focusing on the meaning at the same time for the story, not the word. I’ve learned this works much better than focusing on the word, which always ends up being learned as long as there is a healthy dose of review and added (as necessary ) images to the palace with every review; hopefully these come from the frequency list examples.
Also, I started by using the alphabetical list at the end of the book, then moved on to the frequency lists to add on my palaces.
Every time I encountered something that was repetitive, I included an image for that. Examples
Beginning of word :
I never needed to plan different palaces for these. One image to introduce “ENT” (an army of ants) will naturally end when and ambulance appears with its dirt, smoke and lights (ER)
Also making up images for the following has helped :
DER ICH EIN NDE SCH DIE TEN END CHE UND DEN GEN INE CHT UNG ERS NGE ENS ERE TER
EN ER CH DE TE ND EI IE IN GE ES UN NE AN BE RE ST SE IC NG
I strongly suggest to make as little effort as possible to find images for the words or above bigrams and trigrams.
Putting more effort into listening, parroting (be a parrot!), thinking of the meaning, getting to real sentences as fast as possible.
First thing that came to mind was grief, crying woman behind hospital door. Don’t need to think of Zu because the woman is put in the zoo section made already. "Behind the door " was enough to remind me on next review that it was for the word ‘access’
Oh! And when I reached any palace’s end I just make a simple association between it and the next palace to be used. Worked flawlessly.
P.S take the time to quickly go through the book first. It is much more than one list, you have a verb list you can build on, as well as a frequency conjunction list, collocation list, prepositions, etc.