TUTOR

Setting up your computer for EFA flashcards

Flashcards Follow these steps to set up your computer for English First Aid Flashcards. See the video tutorial below to guide you through the steps. Download and install Anki Install Anki Add-ons Configure Image Resizer Add-on Download Demo Cards Organize Flashcard Decks Configure the Anki Browser window Synchronize your Anki to AnkiWeb Tutorial Video Create…

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REQUEST ANKI DECKS HERE

Please post your requests for Anki decks in the comments below.  We will try out best to find the subtitles and make the decks available for you in the downloads. EXAMPLE: Siddharthan Chandran: Can the damaged brain repair itself? https://www.ted.com/talks/siddharthan_chandran_can_the_damaged_brain_repair_itself

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THE ENGLISH GOLD MINE

Hello and Welcome to the English Gold Mine.  Here you will find an infinite amount of resources to keep you busy learning English. Antimoon Making SRS items (cards) for learning languages How to grade yourself in spaced-repetition software Things you should know about phonetic transcription Practice pronouncing English words and phrases How to get the…

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QUICKSTART GUIDE and Tutorial Directory

Required Reading Setting up your computer for EFA flashcards Intro Welcome to the Quickstart Guide.  This page has everything you need to know to use English First Aid. There are two main parts of your daily routine: INPUT and ANKI REVIEW. Input is very important and must be personal for you.  Do you like the show Game…

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Installing Anki Add-ons

Intro To use English First Aid, you need to install some Add-ons to Anki.  please follow the instructions below. Tutorial How to install add-ons In the main Anki window click on Tools–>Add-ons–>Browse & Install… Copy-paste your add-on code into the box and click OK. Don’t use the code in this screenshot. See the Recommended Add-ons below.…

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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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Collect sentences with your smartphone

Intro You can save sentences to your Ankibox by taking a picture of the text with your smartphone.  This is very easy and convenient.  If you can see it, you can make a flashcard. Before you take a picture Highlight the sentences you want to learn with a highlighter Highlight your target words in the sentences…

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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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Typing sentences into your online notebook

Intro This is the simplest way to add sentences to your notebook.  It’s not the best way because it is slow. Tutorial Create a new note (Ctrl+N).  Make sure the note is going to your Ankibox. Type or copy-paste the English sentence you want to learn into the note. Click the highlighter tool and highlight the…

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Collecting sentences on the internet

Intro Use the Evernote Web Clipper to collect sentences that you read on the internet.  To use this method, you must download the Evernote Web Clipper for your internet browser. Tutorial This is an article I’m going to read on Wikipedia. To start collecting sentences, I need to add this article to my Ankibox notebook.  I click…

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