Mastering the all the words in the English Dictionary is not easy, especially if you are not a native English speaker. Luckily, Vocabulary.com has managed to come up with an iOS application, Vocabulary.com, that is tailored to teach you the meanings of various words and how to pronounce them correctly. It is compatible with iPhone and iPad devices and the default language is English.
Vocabulary.com is an excellent learning mobile application that will provide you with the correct meanings of 12,000 words and their respective pronunciations. Unlike other applications that just list the names and their meanings, this one goes a step further to use tested and proven algorithms to help you learn more effectively and easily.
Initially, the app starts by teaching you the words using 120,000 different questions. All your answers are recorded and compared with those given by other users in a bid to come up with a learning experience that best suits you. Answering the questions is more or less like playing trivia game, you might not even notice that you are learning and you can do it for hours without getting tired.
As you continue using the app, you will accumulate points and get badges for achieving various set milestones. The total points that you accumulate at the end will be displayed on your profile to help you track your progress.
One of the highlights of using the application is that you can use to prep for some exams such as GRE, TOEFL, and SAT. This is based on the fact that developers of Vocabulary.com has complied 50,000 learn lists that you can use to master these subjects. However, you do not have to stick to this lists, if you find a word in the dictionary that you would want to learn more about, click on “Learn this Word” and the app will teach you how to pronounce it and use it correctly in a sentence.
Alternatively, if you have no specific word in mind, the app has a built-in adaptive learning system that has the ability to pick a word that best suits you. All you have to do is answer a few questions to help the system know what you are actually looking for.
The developers have also put in place measures that ensure that Vocabulary.com works for all level of students. This means that even when you become an expert, it will reinforce what you have learned to ensure that do not forget. The entire dictionary was created by humans and not robots, so you can be sure that all explanations are easy to understand and remember.
Cherry is a hard-working writer and an aspiring web designer who can't go a day without using her favorite apps. She's always on the lookout for new apps and enjoys discovering ones that others have overlooked.