Distinction - Words & Phrases 4+

English Vocabulary in Use

Hidekazu Kato

Designed for iPhone

    • 5.0 • 22 Ratings
    • Free
    • Offers In-App Purchases

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Welcome to the Distinction world. Distinction is an innovative vocabulary book series that includes carefully selected words and phrases that native speakers frequently use on a daily basis but are rarely encountered in typical ESL materials. Get full access to the Distinction series including natural example sentences, native speed audio, origins, detailed explanations, all in one app. Experience fast-paced learning through spaced repetition based Study Mode. Completely ad-free. One-time fee per Distinction and no subscription. It can be used offline. Try Distinction App to embark on a new journey of English learning.

・Get full access to the Distinction series anytime, anywhere.
・Vocabulary selection and example sentence creation conducted in collaboration with 5 native English speakers (3 Americans, 1 Australian, 1 British).
・Access 1730 carefully selected words and phrases that native speakers frequently use on a daily basis but are rarely encountered in typical ESL materials (1730 is the total of Distinction 1, 2, 3, 4, Structures).
・Access 3720 practical example sentences (3720 is the total of Distinction 1, 2, 3, 4, Structures).
・Read origins and detailed explanations of all of the included words and phrases.
・Check the meaning of words and phrases in English.
・Speak naturally with IPA phonetic symbols modified in line with sound reductions and liaisons.
・Create your own study plan based on your time availability and a daily vocabulary target.
・Enjoy studying as if you were playing a game.
・Stay motivated with streaks, levels, and XP.
・Achieve efficient memorization with spaced repetition based Study Mode, which reminds you of vocabulary when you’re about to forget it (Active Recall).
・Get the in-app certificate by successfully completing your study plan.
・Search for words throughout Distinction.
・Practice your pronunciation with speech recognition (available only for main vocabulary, excluding Structures).
・Filter, play, and shuffle audio.
・Get the full picture of your study progress through comprehensive graphs and statistics.
・One-time fee per Distinction, no subscription.
・Try all functions for free*
・Can be used offline without worrying about traffic.

*Limited to 80 words + 7 structures. You can unlock all words/structures through In-App Purchases.

What’s New

Version 2.1.3


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Ratings and Reviews

5.0 out of 5
22 Ratings

22 Ratings

2355667p ,

the best vocabulary book ever.

It’s perfect for learning conversational English. I really needed this.

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pluck sht out of thin air

オーディオの発音練習でpluckを認識しない。 録音状態でモデル音声を流してもOKにならない。


In-App Purchases

Distinction I
The start of your journey to native speakers
Distinction II
Another revolutionary step forward
Distinction III
400 words closer to a native speaker
Distinction IV
Take your English to a whole new level
Distinction Structures
All new structure book

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