Monday, June 15, 2009

Vocaboly - Help with SAT

Vocaboly is new vocabulary software to help with the TOEFL, GMAT, GRE, SAT and VOA Special English.

If your child/teenager has difficult learning the traditional way, you should check out this software. A free trial download is available. Note: the trial version uses computer voice, after registration, you will get high quality human voice of American accent.

As you all know, I swear by Well here is what their review said:
August 01, 2004: CNET Review

...The clear and direct interface lists all your study options on the main window's left side. We were impressed by the number of ways Vocaboly can help you learn. For example, you can have words and meanings randomly tick across your screen, take a multiple-choice test, spell words when given their definitions, and play several games...

Other awards/nominations include the Shareware Industry Awards Nomination on May 11, 2004:

Vocaboly was nominated for "Best Educational Program or Game"

And the five-cows rating from
March 5, 2004: Vocaboly got five-cows rating from - the first and most professional software rating website.

Their software includes more than 12,000 words, including meanings, phonetic symbols and pronunciation. You can select a book according to your purpose and English level. Each book contains eight flash cards for focusing on specified words. Each word can be assigned to a difficulty level from 0 to 5, which makes the vocabulary learning very efficient!

You can also create your own books and enjoy all the following innovative features:
  • Word Ticker. Display words automatically.
  • Recall. Recall the meaning of the words.
  • Spelling. Spell words by meaning.
  • Listening Test. Spell words according to pronunciation.
  • Multiple-Choice Test. Select correct meaning or word from four choices.
  • Memory Game. Match the word and meaning.
  • Star War Game. A shoot game.

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