I’ve never of a fan of flashcards because I find them dull as ditchwater, but then I discovered Quizlet (quizlet.com). You have to register to use the site, but it’s free, very easy to use and huge fun.
So I’ve decided to make flashcards of some of the vocabulary used in The Cooking Pot, chapter by chapter, and I encourage you to use them, they’re surprisingly addictive.
So far I’ve added sets for chapters 1 and 2 and here is the link to each one:
After you’ve clicked on one of the links you’ll be taken to a page that looks like the one in the photo below.
You’ll see the options called Flashcards, Learn, Spell, Test, Match and Gravity. Those are all different ways in which you can be tested on the contents of each chapter. Play around with them and see which one(s) you like the best. Gravity is a tricky one, because you have to get your answer 100% correct – try it, you’ll see what I mean.
I would recommend that you start with Match – where you match the Spanish word to its corresponding English word, or vice versa. You drag any word onto the word you think it matches and let it go (drop & drag) until you become familiar with the words and then you can progress to one or more of the other methods. It’s huge fun!
My favourites are Learn and Test and when I’m feeling lazy I use Match as it’s the easiest of the lot. I never use Gravity or Flashcards. I use Spell now and again as it’s useful for practicing listening skills.
JOIN THE CLASS
I’ve also created a class called ‘The Cooking Pot’ and if you join the class then you’ll automatically have access to each chapter’s cards as I add them and you won’t have to go and look for them each time. You simply go back into the ‘classroom’ and there they are.
A bit further down I give instructions on how to join the class.
HOW TO USE QUIZLET
Quizlet is very user friendly and you shouldn’t have any problems using it but, just in case, here are some useful tips:
This is the page that you see when you first arrive at the website.
Click on the ‘Sign up’ button in the top right hand corner to register (it’s free).
To make it very easy you can simply register with your Facebook account. I did that and it’s not given me any problems.
Once you’ve registered you’ll see your details appear in the top right hand corner. If you’ve registered with Facebook then you Facebook profile picture will also be there.
Click on your name and a dropdown menu will appear.
Click on ‘Your Study Sets’.
A page similar to this one will appear and on the menu to the left will be an option to join classes.
Click on the option ‘+ Join or create a class’.
You then search for ‘The Cooking Pot’, apply to join it and you’re all set to go!
I’ve tried to add a link that will take you directly to the page, but I’m having some technical issues with it. If you have trouble joining the class then let me know and I’ll send you and invite and all you have to do is click to accept it.
You don’t only have to use the sets that I make, you can browse for any other sets made by other users or you can make your own! If you need instructions on how to make your own, let me know and I’ll sent it to you.
BONUS: you can also download the app to use it on the go!
I hope you enjoy these flashcards and find value from them. Please let me know in the comment section at the bottom of this post what you think about them.
Remember, in Spanish one word can have several English translations (¡depende el contexto!), but I’ve only given the translations that pertain to its usage in the book. However, if I’ve made any oopses or you would like me to change anything then let me know and I’ll do it with pleasure. If you know how to use Quizlet then you can even make the changes yourself, I’ve enabled that feature.
PS. I’m not getting any payment or kick-back or royalty from Quizlet for using and recommending them, I just like it so I’m telling you about it.
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