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Author(s): Michal Ryszard Wojcik
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No. of items: 61
Rating: 4.0 (out of 5)
Last updated: Jan 23, 2001
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MRW_English_sample is a 61-element sample of my personal English collection. I have used SuperMemo for English for over seven years. I have improved the art of designing elements over the years. This sample presents my most modern solutions. I believe that my personal collection can be very useful for advanced learners. This sample is for free. If you like the sample and want more, you must write to me. If people are interested in my collection, I will publish more. My collection has over 13 thousand elements. If there is a demand, I will be regularly publishing additions.

The sample is divided into seven branches. In each branch there are elements of the same type.

I must tell you a few words about branch number 4, because it is easy to get the wrong idea. In branch 4, the questions are of the form: "What is a _______?". The answer field contains a definition. Mind you, it is not important to give the same definition. You can give no definition and still pass the item correctly. The correct answer is to think to oneself what the word means. The provided definition is there so you can verify if your idea matches the proper meaning. You do not need to memorize the definition!

I will also explain branch number 5 because it contains rather unusual elements. The question field contains a full English sentence. It contains no direct question. The sentence contains one word or phrase which I considered interesting or difficult. The "question" is to understand the sentence. If you can understand the sentence, then you pass the element correctly. The answer field contains an explanation of the difficult part. But mind you, you do not have to memorize the explanation! You only need to understand the interesting sentence.

My demo English SM collection named MRW_English_sample is published on Antimoon - all the 60 items on one page:

Remember that if you want more such elements, you must let me know. If you have any questions or comments, please write to the author:

Michal Ryszard Wojcik,
webmaster at, a website for English learners.

Q: How do you describe meat or other food that is difficult to chew?
A: rubbery ['r^ b.. ri:]
A: Meat or other food that is rubbery is difficult to chew.

Q: If you think that a person is uneducated and stupid because they come from the country, you call them a ________.
A: a hick [hik]
A: He is an obnoxious hick.
A: New Yorkers have a horrid way of making people feel like hicks.

Q: There were under twenty people _____ the lecture.
A: at the lecture
A: There were under twenty people at the lecture.

Q: What is a septuagenarian?
A: septuagenarian [sep tu: .. dZ.. 'ne..r i: ..n]
A: = a person who is between the ages of 70 and 80

Q: My boss delegated me to approach the local press.
A: to delegate ['de l.. geit]
A: If you delegate someone to do something, you give them the duty of acting on your behalf by making decisions, voting, or doing some particular work.

Q: = to make a distinction between A and B;
Q: differentiate between A and B;
Q: distinguish between A and B;
Q: tell between A and B
Q: {Give yet another synonym.}
A: to discriminate between A and B [dis 'kri mi neit]
A: You must try to discriminate between facts and opinions.
A: The two brothers are very much alike.
A: It's difficult to discriminate between them.

Q: Pronounce "nylon".
A: nylon ['nai lon]

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Marta Wlodarczak from Poland (Jan 26, 2001)

Note: 5.0 (out of 5)

MRW's collection is great because the words are presented in a context (i.e. in sentences) which gives complete information about how to use them. In other words, both "definition" and "usage" are provided.

Krzysztof Cichy from Poland (Jul 03, 2001)

Note: 5.0 (out of 5)

I'm trying to make my new English collection similar to your sample. Of course, I have to find my own way to construct items from which I can benefit the most, but I like most of your items and they seem to be a good model of how a good item may look.
Your collection seems to cover many aspects of language learning - it includes not only words and their meanings but also some grammar, pronunciation and idiomatic expressions. I like it that you don't use one pattern of an item e.g. A: definition Q: word, but you use many patterns - that makes the collection interesting and encourages to learn.

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