You can learn new nouns and verbs using a tried and tested method - flash cards. This app does not teach grammar, but helps you to increase your vocabulary. You can have fun while learning. It is like a game where you use your word skills to earn coins. It can be used by both adults and kids. Can you complete all 50 lessons? If so, you will be at the top of the honor board!
The first lesson is completely free, but you win coins if you successfully complete the quiz.
The quiz tests aural as well as spelling skills.
You need coins to access later lessons.
Earn coins for each correctly completed quiz. Earn a bonus if you come back tomorrow or engage with some advertisements. If you desire, you can purchase coins.
You can earn coins by selecting the $0.00 option from the purchase screen.
This English game can be a valuable adjunct to a course of study such as ESL, TESOL and TEFL by improving both vocabulary and pronunciation.
Reward for getting 100% on the quiz: no advertisements unless you "high five"!
An improved vocabulary may lead to better results in the SAT or ACT test for college entry in the USA. This is because research shows that using less familiar words in the essay question of the SAT test usually results in better scores (see Dr Les Perelman, March 2004). Similarly, it may improve your results in the Queensland Writing Task of the QCS test, through a more comprehensive vocabulary.
A sentence is included on the answer page to help explain usage. Note that this sentence is not intended to define the word.
Reading classic English books is one way to improve your English vocabulary; if you don't have time, just take the Word Guru quiz; it's fun and relaxing. Do the quiz a few times and see if you can improve your score.
A link to Dict.org is included on the answer page to find a definition of the word in question. It includes a Thesaurus to find out similar words to the word in question. This is a good aid to comprehension.
This lite version has only a small number of questions; the full version Word Guru includes 100 questions.
This quiz provides correct answers as well as current score. However, the score is really a secondary consideration, as the main aim is for users to hone their skills on the aforementioned topics.
In future versions, it will be possible to download new questions, as well as compete online with other users.