Radio Shack 60-2642 User Manual

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Bilingual Learning

Laptop

Thank you for purchasing your Bilingual Learning Laptop from RadioShack, complete with keyboard and mouse! Use it to play fun and educational games, develop your computer and music skills, learn math, spelling, and grammar, and test your memory.

NOTE: Actual product may vary from images found here.

Laptop

User’s Guide

Shoulder Strap

 

Please read this user’s guide before installing, setting up and using your new product

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The Basics

 

contents

 

about your learning laptop

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setting up your learning laptop

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installing batteries ...................................................

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battery notes............................................................

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setting up your learning laptop

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using an ac/dc adapter............................................

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caution .....................................................................

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using your learning laptop

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turning the laptop on and off ..................................

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select your settings .................................................

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using your learning laptop

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select an activity ......................................................

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scoring .....................................................................

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using your learning laptop

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activities ...................................................................

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category 1: language

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activity 1: learn words.............................................

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activity 2: learn adjectives.......................................

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activity 3: plural forms ............................................

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activity 4: learn verbs..............................................

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activity 5: present tense..........................................

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activity 6: present continuous ................................

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activity 7: word translator .......................................

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activity 8: comprehension ......................................

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activity 9: international trivia...................................

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activity 10: final test ................................................

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category 2: vocabulary & grammar

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activity 11: missing letter ........................................

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activity 12: extra letter.............................................

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activity 13: correct spelling.....................................

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The Basics

 

activity 14: scrambled word ...................................

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activity 15: anagram................................................

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activity 16: antonyms..............................................

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activity 17: flash cards ............................................

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activity 18: define the word ....................................

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activity 19: synonyms .............................................

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activity 20: tenses....................................................

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activity 21: advanced missing letter.......................

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activity 22: sentence completion............................

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activity 23: scrambled sentence .............................

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activity 24: sentence correction..............................

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activity 25: vocabulary builder................................

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activity 26: word completion ..................................

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activity 27: two-playerflash cards..........................

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category 3: mathematics

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activity 28: addition.................................................

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activity 29: subtraction............................................

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activity 30: multiplication ........................................

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activity 31: division..................................................

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activity 32: completing the equation......................

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activity 33: smaller/larger........................................

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activity 34: number logic ........................................

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activity 35: algebra ..................................................

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activity 36: geometry ..............................................

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activity 37: fractions ................................................

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activity 38: percentages ..........................................

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activity 39: ratios ....................................................

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activity 40: word problem.......................................

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activity 41: formulas................................................

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activity 42: maths in order ......................................

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category 4: trivia

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activity 43: animal trivia ..........................................

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activity 44: amusement trivia..................................

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activity 45: geography trivia ...................................

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activity 46: history trivia..........................................

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activity 47: science trivia.........................................

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activity 48: miscellaneous trivia..............................

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activity 49: symbols trivia .......................................

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category 5: games

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activity 50: stone paper scissors ............................

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activity 51: tower of hanoi ......................................

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activity 52: matching shape ....................................

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activity 53: snaps.....................................................

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activity 54: tic tac toe ..............................................

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activity 55: ping pong..............................................

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activity 56: grand prix .............................................

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activity 57: hang man..............................................

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category 6: music & drawing

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activity 58: music station ........................................

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activity 59: musical keyboard .................................

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activity 60: dance to music .....................................

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activity 61: drawing fun...........................................

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category 7: my notebook

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activity 62: mailbox .................................................

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activity 63: email .....................................................

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activity 64: phone book...........................................

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activity 65: scheduler ..............................................

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activity 66: sound databank....................................

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activity 67: picture databank...................................

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activity 68: maze game ...........................................

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activity 69: typing skills...........................................

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activity 70: draw programming ..............................

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activity 71: alarm clock ...........................................

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activity 72: calculator ..............................................

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activity 73: word processing...................................

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The Basics

 

caring for your laptop

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service and repair....................................................

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the fcc wants you to know

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The Basics

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1. Bilingual Compatiblity

2. Storage

Compartment

3. Built-inMouse

4. Built-in

Keyboard

5. Electronic

synthesizer

The Basics

setting up your learning laptop

installing batteries

Your learning laptop requires four AA batteries (not supplied, available at RadioShack) for power.

1.Remove the battery cover. Replace when finished.

2.Install the batteries as indicated by the polarity symbols (+ and -)marked inside. Replace the battery cover.

If sound weakens or

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display dims, replace

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the batteries.

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battery notes

Dispose of old batteries promptly and properly.

Do not burn or bury batteries.

Use only fresh batteries of the required size and recommended type.

Do not mix batteries of different sizes or chemistries.

If you do not plan to use the laptop for a month or more, remove the batteries. Batteries can leak chemicals that can damage electronic parts.

Replacing the batteries erases the laptop’s memory. To protect memory, plug your optional AC adapter (available at RadioShack) into the laptop and the outlet before replacing the batteries.

If your laptop locks up, reset it by removing the batteries and reinstalling them.

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setting up your learning laptop

using an ac/dc adapter

To power your laptop from a standard AC outlet or vehicle battery power, you need an AC-DCadapter and size M Adaptaplug™ (not supplied, available at RadioShack).

1.Set the voltage switch on the adapter to 6V.

2.Attach the Adaptaplug™ to the adapter’s cord with the switch set to positive.

3.Insert the adapter’s barrel plug into the laptop’s DC 6V jack. Plug the other end of the adapter into the power source.

 

 

 

 

Barrel

 

 

 

 

 

 

DC 6V

 

Plug

Voltage

Jack

 

 

Adapter

Switch

 

Cord

 

 

 

caution

Use a (Class 2 for AC) power source that supplies 6V DC and delivers at least 300 mA. Its center tip must be set to positive and its plug must fit the laptop’s DC 6V jack.

Using an adapter that does not meet these specifications could damage the laptop or the adapter.

Do not leave the laptop plugged in when you are not using it.

The Basics

using your learning laptop

 

 

Arrow

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ON/Mode

 

 

Keys

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ENTER

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

OFF

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Help/

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Save

 

Repeat

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Draw/

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Move

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Backspace/

 

 

 

 

 

Clear

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Erase

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

turning the laptop on and off

1.Press ON/Mode to turn on the laptop.

2.Press OFF to turn off the laptop.

If you do not press any key for about three minutes,

NOTE

the laptop says “Bye-bye,come back soon,” and

 

turns off automatically to save power. To turn it back on, press ON/Mode.

select your settings

Press Settings (the key with a tool on it) and a screen will appear. Move the cursor either by keypad or mouse to select an option. PressENTER to select.

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Language

Volume

Level

Background

Melody Player

Background Melody: activate/deactivate the background music using arrow keys, then pressENTER.

Volume: select 3 different volume levels (none/low/high) using up/down arrow keys, then pressENTER.

Language: select 1 of 2 different languages. Toggle with left/right arrows and then pressENTER.

Level: select level of difficulty with left/right arrow keys, then pressENTER.

Player: using the left/right arrows, select 1 or 2 players, then pressENTER.

Press ON/Mode to return to the Category Selection Menu.

NOTE

Different activities have different levels. Each time

you select the level, you need to re-selectthe

 

 

activity using the ON/Mode key.

The Basics

using your learning laptop

select an activity

1.Press ON/Mode to select an activity.

2.You can do either of the following:

Type in the activity number and press ENTER.

The Category Selection Menu will appear (Language Learning Lesson, Vocabulary/Grammar, Mathematics, Trivia, Games, Music/Drawing, My Notebook, My Computer). Use the arrow keys to select the desired category and press ENTER.

3.If you want to go to another activity before finishing the existing activity, press ON/Mode to return to the Category Selection Menu, type in the number of the activity you desire, and pressENTER.

scoring

Each time you answer a question correctly, the laptop will congratulate you and add up your points. You get ten

points for the first correct answer and seven points for each thereafter. If you answer a question incorrectly, the laptop will make an unpleasant sound and give you a second try. If you answer incorrectly again, it will tell you the correct answer.

Your

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The Basics

using your learning laptop

activity notes

Clicking the mouse button is the same as pressing ENTER on the keypad.

Any time you miss a picture or need to see it again, press

Repeat.

Any time you need help, press Help.

When you finish an activity, the Category Selection Menu will appear. Type in the number of your desired activity and press ENTER.

Press Clear to fix any mistakes.

Beyond the Basics

category 1: language

The laptop will give you two chances in each round. The laptop will reveal the correct answer if you do not press ENTER within 30 seconds.

activity 1: learn words

1.Press ON/Mode to go to the Category Selection Menu.

2.Press ENTER to start Activity 1. There are two levels in this activity.

Level 1: Press a letter key on the keypad. The laptop will play an animation and teach you a word.

Level 2: The laptop will display a word. Three pictures will then scroll across the screen. Select the picture that matches the word. Press ENTER.

activity 2: learn adjectives

1.Press ON/Mode to go to the Category Selection Menu.

2.Press ENTER to start Activity 2. There are two levels in this activity.

Level 1: Using the up/down arrow keys, select an adjective from the list and press ENTER. The laptop will display an animation to illustrate the word.

Level 2: The laptop will display an animation. The first letter of a word associated with that picture will appear. Type in the missing letters and press ENTER.

activity 3: plural forms

1.Press ON/Mode to go to the Category Selection Menu.

2.Press ENTER to start Activity 3. There are two levels in this activity.

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Level 1: Select a word from the list by using the up or down arrow keys. Press ENTER. The laptop will display pictures with associated singular or plural forms.

Level 2: The laptop will display a picture. The first letter of the word associated with that picture will appear. Type in the missing letters and press ENTER.

activity 4: learn verbs

1.Press ON/Mode to go to the Category Selection Menu.

2.Press ENTER to start Activity 4. There are two levels in this activity.

Level 1: Using the up/down arrow keys, select a verb from the list and press ENTER. The laptop will display a picture associated with that verb.

Level 2: The laptop will display a picture. The first

letter of the verb associated with that picture will then appear. Type in the missing letters and press ENTER.

activity 5: present tense

1.Press ON/Mode to go to the Category Selection Menu.

2.Press ENTER to start Activity 5. There are two levels in this activity.

Level 1: Using the up/down arrow keys, select a verb from the list and press ENTER. The laptop will display an animation illustrating the associated verb stem.

Level 2: The laptop will display a question with a verb missing. Type in the missing verb and press ENTER.

Beyond the Basics

activity 6: present continuous

1.Press ON/Mode to go to the Category Selection Menu.

2.Press ENTER to start Activity 6. There are two levels in this activity.

Level 1: Using the up/down arrow keys, select a verb from the list and press ENTER. The laptop will display an animation associated with the verb stem.

Level 2: The laptop will display a question with a verb missing. Type in the missing verb and press ENTER.

activity 7: word translator

1.Press ON/Mode to go to the Category Selection Menu.

2.Press ENTER to start Activity 7. There are two levels in this activity.

Level 1: A picture will appear with the associated word in the secondary language. Using the up/down arrow keys, select a word in the default language that matches the given word in the secondary language. Press ENTER.

Level 2: A word in the secondary language will appear. Type in the associated word in the default language and press ENTER.

activity 8: comprehension

1.Press ON/Mode to go to the Category Selection Menu.

2.Press ENTER start Activity 8.

3.A picture will appear, then an associated word will blink on the top row. Recall the word and type it in. Press

ENTER.

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activity 9: international trivia

1.Press ON/Mode to go to the Category Selection Menu.

2.Press ENTER to start Activity 9.

3.An international trivia question will appear. You can press the right arrow key to make the sentence scroll faster.

4.Use the up/down arrow keys to select the correct answer and confirm by pressing ENTER.

activity 10: final test

1.Press ON/Mode to go to the Category Selection Menu.

2.Press ENTER to start Activity 10.

3.The laptop will randomly select activities from the language category until you have answered one question from each activity.

4.After you have completed ten rounds, the laptop will give you a score and congratulate you on your performance.

Beyond the Basics

category 2: vocabulary & grammar

The laptop will give you two chances in each round. The laptop will tell you the correct answer if you do not press ENTER within 30 seconds.

activity 11: missing letter

1.Press ON/Mode to go to the Category Selection Menu.

2.Press ENTER start Activity 11.

3.A picture and a word (with a missing letter) will appear.

4.Type in the missing letter and press ENTER.

activity 12: extra letter

1.Press ON/Mode to go to the Category Selection Menu.

2.Press ENTER start Activity 12.

3.A picture and a word associated with the picture (with an extra letter) will appear.

4.Move the cursor to the extra letter using the arrow keys or mouse.

5.Press ENTER or click the mouse button.

activity 13: correct spelling

1.Press ON/Mode to go to the Category Selection Menu.

2.Press ENTER to start Activity 13.

3.A picture, then a word associated with that picture, will appear. There is one incorrect letter in the word.

4.Move the cursor to the incorrect letter, type in the correct letter, then press ENTER.

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activity 14: scrambled word

1.Press ON/Mode to go to the Category Selection Menu.

2.Press ENTER to start Activity 14.

3.A picture and a scrambled word associated with that picture will appear.

4.Type the first letter of the correct word on the keypad. The selected letter will move to the second row.

5.Repeat Step 4 until you have used all the letters.

activity 15: anagram

1.Press ON/Mode to go to the Category Selection Menu.

2.Press ENTER to start Activity 15.

3.A word will appear. Your job is to rearrange the letters to form a different word.

4.Using the keypad, type the first letter of your new word. The selected letter will move to the second row. Use the delete key to back up and make corrections.

5.Repeat Step 4 until all the letters from the original word are used.

activity 16: antonyms

1.Press ON/Mode to go to the Category Selection Menu.

2.Press ENTER to start Activity 16.

3.A word will appear.

4.Type the antonym (a word with the opposite meaning from the displayed word) and then press ENTER.

You will have to come up with the correct antonym.

NOTE The laptop will only accept one antonym, but will give you no clues as to what it might be.

Beyond the Basics

activity 17: flash cards

1.Press ON/Mode to go to the Category Selection Menu.

2.Press ENTER to start Activity 17.

3.A word will flash three times.

4.Recall the word, type it, and press ENTER.

activity 18: define the word

1.Press to ON/Mode to go to the Category Selection Menu.

2.Press ENTER to start Activity 18.

3.A word will appear.

4.Check the three definitions on the screen using the up/ down arrow keys.

5.Press ENTER to select the correct definition.

activity 19: synonyms

1.Press ON/Mode to go to the Category Selection Menu.

2.Press ENTER to start Activity 19.

3.A word will appear.

4.Type a synonym (a word with a similar meaning) for that word, then press ENTER.

You will have to come up with the correct synonym.

NOTE The laptop will only accept one synonym, but will give you no clues as to what it might be.

activity 20: tenses

1.Press ON/Mode to go to the Category Selection Menu.

2.Press ENTER to start Activity 20.

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