Do you find studying photosynthesis through English difficult? Do you understand the topic in your own language? Do you think your textbooks are difficult to read? Do you understand your science teacher when they explain something in English? Would you like an app to help you with the key vocabulary you need for photosynthesis? Keywords English gives you the key information required to understand your teacher, read your course materials, work and learn with your friends, and do better in exams.
Starting with the science topic of photosynthesis, Keywords English - Photosynthesis is more than just a list of vocabulary words. It is a research-driven app that identifies the main 12 key words you, as a young learner studying through English, need to know to understand the topic of photosynthesis.
The app starts with a description of photosynthesis that includes the main key words. Supported by great visuals and native speaker recordings, the app then teaches you the meanings of these words and how to pronounce them correctly. The activities include a pronunciation check, spelling, word order, gap fill and multi-choice exercises that prepare you to describe photosynthesis in English, in both speech and writing.
Beginning with a written and audio description of photosynthesis, the key words are presented.
These key words are then defined and demonstrated in sample sentences.\
Identify the correctly stressed syllables to pronounce the key words correctly and confidently.
Practise putting the words in the right order to make correct sentences.
Focus on the correct spelling to reduce your errors in writing.
Multiple choice questions
Test your knowledge of the key words.
Before describing photosynthesis in your own words, make a final check of how the key words fit into the description.
Now you can write a description of photosynthesis or record yourself describing it clearly in English and share it with your friends.
This provides a quick revision of the key words.
- Audio recording by master teachers
- Graphics to clarify language meaning
- Fully supported by iPhone and iPad
- Play-back option
- Record feature
- Interactive exercises
- Hyperlink from glossary to the vocabulary section
- No connection to Internet needed after downloading
The methodology behind this App comes from a three-year research project carried out by academics at Trinity College Dublin, Ireland. The team are all language and literacy specialists in second language teaching and learning. The app itself has been designed by specialists in applied grammar, writing, technology and mobile learning.