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EFA Card Abbreviations

Intro English First Aid uses an abbreviation system for the seven different EFA cards.  These are the same abbreviations you can see in the upper right corner of each card. These abbreviations are used to help you study faster and communicate with your EFA tutor if you have one. Card Abbreviations These are the 7 different…

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Card Combos

Intro You will often read sentences that have more than one word/expression that you do not understand. You can create a card combo to learn multiple words with different cards. Video Tutorial Tutorial EXAMPLE MY SENTENCE: The blade is too dull to cut the rope. Can you get the knife sharpener? This sentence has two unfamiliar…

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EFA Special Cards

Intro EFA cards include the four main Antimoon cards.  We have five more cards to enhance your learning. Translation-word card Study these cards like a Definition-word card.  Instead of a definition on the front, there is a word in your native language and you have to think or say the English word that has the same meaning.  Use this…

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Using Anki and your dictionary together

Intro Setting up the windows on your computer screen right will help you work faster. Tutorial This is how your windows should appear on your screen. Anki Browser Window Right side – You can edit or search notes. Add Window Lower left – You can add new Anki notes here. Your Dictionary – LDOCE Upper left –…

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Organizing Anki your flashcards

Intro As you collect more and more flashcards, you need to organize them. In this tutorial, we will show you how to organize notes (flashcards) in Anki. Tutorial You can organize your notes in two ways Decks Decks are “packages” of notes. Each note can exist in only one deck. Tags Tags are like labels.…

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Add native language translation to your card

Intro When you are a beginner, it’s hard to understand English without using your native language. Add translations to your flashcards to help you until your English improves. You should not use translations unless you really need it. Tutorial Select the flashcard in the Browser window. Type or copy-paste the translation from your dictionary into the…

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Synchronize your Anki with Ankiweb

Intro Anki provides a cloud service called AnkiWeb to backup all your cards.  You need to synchronize your cards with AnkiWeb in order to backup your cards. Tutorial Go to AnkiWeb and create an account.  If you already have an AnkiWeb account, you need to create a new account only for EFA. After you have created an account, open the Anki…

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Adding IPA Transcription (DIY)

Learn how to add IPA phonetic transcriptions to your EFA cards. Intro This guide will show you how to add IPA phonetic transcriptions to your Anki cards.  In this example, I will get the IPA phonetic transcription for the word abandon.  Let’s get started! Tutorial Search the word in your dictionary.  The text in the red…

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