Fluent English in four easy apps
You read English quickly and catch most everything being said. But when it comes to speaking, you just can’t seem to find the words.
If you often find yourself drawing a blank while conversing in English, this series of apps can help sharpen your communication skills to give yourself an extra edge at work and keep things flowing with friends.
Using a dictionary and memorising new words are necessary to language acquisition. Dictionary：Word Definitions makes these steps easier by allowing you to quickly create, store and access vocab flash cards on your iPhone and Apple Watch. The app not only gives definitions, but also pronunciations, grammar examples, synonyms and antonyms – all to help tighten your grasp on their correct usages.
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Next is refining your pronunciation, and learning phonetic notation is a great place to start. Say It from Oxford provides a step-by-step approach to learning phonetics. The app’s aural-visual exercises aim to strengthen enunciation and correct stress placements to ensure whatever you say is coming through crystal clear.
Say It: English Pronunciation
Try Speak to learn the proper English expression for any situation. The app rates your pronunciation and then helps you fine-tune it through repeated listening, imitation and comparison. Plus, the exercises are also gamified to keep lessons fresh and fun.
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Make new friends
The best way to learn English – or any language for that matter – is practice. Tandem’s community puts you in touch with like-minded people all over the globe looking for language exchanges. By enabling you to chat with native speakers, the app serves as a gateway to learning more about different people and cultures for added perspective that will surely reflect in your own English.