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Category: Vocabulary

The Apostrophe Unmasked! (Guest Post)

The apostrophe has two main functions.

The first is to show omission of letters and the second is to show possession, which is what we’ll look at here.

Using the apostrophe to indicate possession

It’s easy when you write about the dog’s dinner; the man’s stunningly beautiful wife, Lavinia; Lavinia’s personal trainer, Lars, and so on.

It starts to get tricky (for Lavinia’s husband and for us) when we get to Lars. Is Lavinia Lars’ best client? Could it be that she is Lars’s ticket to that new Porsche he’s had his eye on for some time?

If he was plain old Bill there wouldn’t be a problem — she would be Bill’s best client and the ticket to Bill’s new Porsche.

We’ll assume (rightly, as it happens) that Lavinia is a Lady Who Lunches, and when she does lunch with her friends, they visit a women’s club. It’s not a womens’ club. When a word is made plural by changing some of its interior bits, you don’t make it doubly plural in the possessive.

When a word ends in ‘s’ and an additional syllable is pronounced in the possessive, add apostrophe S (even if you end up with 3 s’s). So you’d have the ladies going to their tennis class before lunch, and Lavinia being very chuffed when her coach, Mr Harris, told her she was the class’s best player. Although it’s difficult to know whether Mr Harris’s opinion is very reliable — he’s a push-over for a pretty face and a flash of a shapely thigh.

When writing about joint ownership, possession is shown only on the last noun, but where individual ownership exists, possession is shown on each noun.

Lavinia and her husband’s new yacht was the venue for a fancy-dress party.

Lavinia’s and Raoul’s sailor suits were a hit with their guests.

T’riffic Tip

The very best way to remember when to use the possessive apostrophe — in any circumstance — is to substitute the word ‘of’ …

The women’s club – the club of the women

Lavinia’s personal trainer – the personal trainer of Lavinia

Her husband’s new yacht – the yacht of her husband

This is also the way you test for those really tricky ones:

three months’ experience – the experience of three months

So, if you’re tempted to use an apostrophe but you can’t substitute “of” … then leave it out!

Banana’s only $2 kilo – the … of … bananas, kilos? … @#!

All these shop’s sell clothes – the … of … shops, clothes? … @#!

OK … you get the message. Don’t just whack in an apostrophe every time you end a word with S!

About the Author: Jennifer Stewart is a freelance writer whose site, http://www.write101.com has been helping people solve their writing problems since 1998. Visit now to read numerous articles on how to write well — for profit or pleasure — and sign up for your free Writing Tips: mailto: WritingTips [email protected]

Originally Posted at http://www.write101.com, July 13, 2001

What Words To Use In Headlines To Increase Engagement


You want more user engagement. But then, so does everyone else.

What makes a piece of online content shareable? What urges people to comment on and engage with a brand? Is it the images? The tone? What kind of influence do words really have?

One of the most talked-about topics on the subject of creating online content is headlines. There’s an ever-growing body of literature on how to craft the most brilliant, share-worthy headlines, the ones that will prompt your readers to engage with you.

A headline might seem like something you don’t need to waste too much time on, but the truth is that the headline is generally the only thing a reader will read. It’s the headline that makes them decide whether your 1,200-word post is worth their time.

However, even TL;DR (Too Long; Didn’t Read) pieces do get shared and commented on, and this is entirely because of an effective headline.

When it comes to crafting your content, word choice for your headlines is the alpha and the omega. Here are a few tips to increase engagement with a few tweaks on how you craft your headlines.

Social Media Matters

There’s no single rule as to what kind of words work well in headlines. According to QuickSprout, words like contest and coupon don’t increase engagement on Facebook.

On the contrary, if you use words like submit, deal, and discount on Facebook you’re more likely to get a lot of shares, likes, and comments.

The important thing to take away here is to tailor your content for each platform and medium. Never use the same copywriting formula across different social media, because it will cost you time and lost earnings.

Not all social media sites are created equal; the demographics and types of consumers who use each can vary widely, and it’s your responsibility to know what resonates with whom, and where.

QuickSprout reports that for Facebook you’re more likely to boost user engagement with words such as these:

When

Tell us

Comment

Post

Would

Inspire

Win

Event

Blacklisted words: contest, promotion, sweepstakes, coupon

Twitter is a completely different realm with different user engagement trigger words. QuickSprout says these are the words to focus on in Twitter:

Help

Retweet

Social

Check out

How to

Please

LinkedIn is a professional social network that calls for a more formal discourse. Words that are more likely to boost engagement in this realm are:

Developed

Improved

Under Budget

Researched and Accomplished

Specific Words To Use In Your Headlines

There’s a lot to learn about the best words to use in your social media content. Be sure to also be aware of meaningless buzzwords you should avoid at all costs.

Knowing what works well with which social network is not enough. You also need words that work well across the board.

The words, you, what, how, and when are among the most popular words in headlines for articles whose content goes viral.

Things Get Personal

Among the most popular words that you will find in a viral headline are the words you (588 instances) and your (202).

This indicates that when headlines directly address the reader they have a better chance of getting shared, retweeted, commented on, and liked by people.

When it comes to headlines, what makes them irresistible? When they’re in the form of a question. Question headlines address the reader directly and this directness makes it hard for a reader to skip over or ignore it.

Take HappyPlace’s popular series of posts that follow the same structure each time:

5 Things You Should At Least Pretend To Know Today

This is a headline that targets people’s need for being “in the know.” To intensify this insecurity, the headline editor makes sure they reference the reader in the headline so that there’s no question who the headline is talking to. Can you resist clicking to read?

Takeaway

Use the words you, your, this, when, what, and how in your headlines whenever possible.

These words take an abstract concept and make it more specific. Using this makes a headline more immediate, specific, and personal. The words when and how can be used to create questions, and
question headlines attract engagement.

Lastly, don’t forget to tailor your headlines for each social network for maximum results.


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Do you really have to go overseas to learn English? (Guest Post)

This week I’m in New Zealand, checking out some of the language schools here. They are really quite good and the students certainly improve their English.

But do you really have to travel overseas to get really good at English?

Well, if you asked me 15 years ago I would have said “Yes!” To learn English well you need to hear it, listen to it, speak it and really live it. And to get a great accent, it all has to come from native speakers. 15 years ago we had no option. We had to travel overseas to get this experience.

But today everything has changed. We carry around in our pockets dictionaries that contain every word ever written, we have pronunciations for every phrase we can think of, we have videos of every movie or TV show ever created and we can video chat with people at the other side of the world virtually for free. If you add in all the great software and computer learning packages around, you really don’t have to leave home if you don’t want.

Of course it’s better to learn overseas if you can. But before you invest all that extra money on the big trip overseas, really get the most out of your time back home using all the technology you can. Set yourself weekly goals, and set aside 50 minute blocks where you’ll just do language work. Set time for reading, listening and speaking (via skype or social media.) Plus of course listen to your favorite songs and movies in English whenever you can.

I promise you, the more you learn now, the more you’ll get out of your big trip!

Author’s Bio: Richard Graham is the CEO of GenkiEnglish.com He is constantly learning new languages, speaks 3 of them fluently and has lectured on language learning throughout the world. You can find out more at: http://GenkiEnglish.com

Originally posted in Ultimate Vocabulary Blog

When Good Vocabulary Is Not Enough


Which do you think is more important, good vocabulary or good spelling skills? Many teachers would tell you that the main objective for young learners is to expand their vocabulary so they can communicate efficiently and accurately with their peers.

A good vocabulary is key to being a competent speaker. Having the words for the thoughts, feelings, ideas and notions you want to communicate makes it easier for you to get heard, convince people to follow you, and get what you are after.

However, as many teachers would also tell you, good vocabulary is not enough. Having an extensive lexicon filled with impressive and obscure words doesn’t mean you are a competent language user overall. If your spelling skills are weak, then your written language output will more likely suffer too. What’s more, it will make you look bad.

Take an 8th grader’s essay. They might be using vocabulary that’s well above their grade level and that’s impressive and worthy of praise, but if that same essay is laden with misspellings, then the first impression the teacher gets is that this student is sloppy, pays no attention to detail, and needs to work more on their language skills.

Bad spelling skill ruins communication on any level, and overshadows any other language skills you might have. Which is, of course, a pity. English spelling is notorious for its absurd patterns, lack of rules, and thousands of loanwords from other languages, so what’s a frustrated ESL student to do?

Fortunately, good spelling skills can be mastered, and you can become a proficient speller — we’re talking spelling bee champion kind of level. The trick is to have a systematic approach to spelling mastery. Of course, a love for language will also help!

If you’re a teacher, ensure you devote ample time to teaching your students how to spell, and if you are a student don’t give up on your spelling practice.

Spelling is an acquirable skill you can easily master as long as you are willing to learn. Invest in a spelling improvement program or practice your spelling with the help of a friend or teacher. The Internet has also many free quality resources for you to practice with.

To become a proficient user of the English language don’t focus on vocabulary only. Make sure you cultivate your spelling skills as well, because it’s an equally important skill that can make – or break – your language skills in general.

Cross-posted on the Vocabulary Software blog.


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Why You Should Learn A Second Language


Yes, you can usually get along just fine in life even if the only language you know is English. However, scientists are now confirming that bilingualism has a wide range of benefits – and that these benefits are not just related to communication skills.

Quality Job Prospects

Knowing an in-demand second language like French, German, Spanish, or Mandarin will give you a wide range of better job prospects to choose from. If you’re not from an English-speaking country and English is not your native language, it’s a good idea to choose that language first, as it’s widely used in many global corporations.

You can work at a multinational company and relocate at a moment’s notice to idyllic, exotic urban cities in Japan and Singapore or the West Coast in the US (depending where you’re coming from).

Bilingual employees are often preferred over workers with more technical skills, simply because they already have an advantage: they can instantly communicate and focus on implementing marketing strategies overseas without any linguistic barriers. In general, it’s quicker and easier to learn new technical skills that it is to learn a new language.

Stronger Memory

A less cited benefit of being bilingual is the strong, fit memory you get to enjoy. Since learning a new language mainly consists of memorizing spelling, vocabulary and syntax rules, it helps people improve their memory capacity and flexibility. A university of Brunswick, Canada study showed that bilingual individuals are better at remembering shopping lists and directions than monolingual people.

Shield Against Alzheimer’s and Dementia

study on the importance of bilingualism confirms that people speaking regularly in a language other than their native language tend to experience the first cognitive decline symptoms associated with dementia about 4-5 years later than people who are monolingual. The mean age for dementia’s first signs for monolingual people is 71.4 while for bilingual individuals the average onset is at 75.5 years.

Improved Brain Functionality

When we learn a second language our brain is forced to process, adapt, and use different communication systems. This brain flexibility and adaptability are competencies you can apply in several problem-solving contexts even if they have nothing to do with language use.

Multitasking and Brain Agility

If you’ve ever talked with a bilingual person or are one yourself, you know that the switch between languages — sometimes within the same sentence – is ongoing. Using languages of different structures, vocabulary, and pronunciation rules shows that a person is skillful in both and agile enough to seamlessly juggle them at a moment’s notice.

Knowing a second language will come in handy when you travel abroad, and it does make you look more skilled and professional when listed in your resume, but the mental benefits of being bilingual have long-term advantages that go above and beyond these daily uses.

From a stronger brain and better thinking agility, to improving your conversational adeptness in your native tongue, it is evident that being a polyglot should be the norm.

Cross-posted on the Ultimate Vocabulary blog.


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Exploring the World of Vocabulary Through Technology and Modern Culture

We take selfies while we commute to work, and talk with people on Tinder.

Imagine that you’ve traveled in time, and you’re talking to someone back in the 1930s. Imagine saying to them, “I’ll teach you how to surf the web, post updates on other people’s walls, and change your status every hour.” No matter how knowledgeable that person was in 1930s technology, they would definitely be confused. A “web” was something a spider built. A “wall” was only built of brick and mortar. “Status” meant the social class you belonged to, or earned.

Technology and the fast-growing culture we are all part of has changed more than just our habits and lifestyles. It has changed our language as well. Words take up new meanings. New words are created from scratch to give meaning to new concepts, technologies, and realities. It’s a crazy, crazy world we live in.

Tinder

Tinder use to mean firelighter; any dry, inflammable material people use to light a fire. Today, it’s the well-known match-making app that people use to light romantic fires.

Web

It used to refer to a spider’s web, but now it’s the daily reality for many workers, students, and people in general.

The word used to bring to mind things you’d find in abandoned homes or brush aside during long evening walks in the woods, but now it’s a virtual world in which you work, talk, and entertain yourself.

Surf

Sporty people surf at the beach or ride the waves on a surfboard, but today, surfing is also the activity of sitting or lying on your back and surfing the world wide web — not much of an outdoorsy activity, really.

Mouse

Mice were once pests in your kitchen. Today, mice are found everywhere and are no longer pesky. Today’s mouse is a device you use to move a cursor on a screen and click on links. We used to try and trap mice, now the tables seem to have been turned.

Application

You apply for college or a job, but forty years ago you would never have thought you would download and install applications on devices to play games, educate yourself, listen to music, or book your flight tickets. The times they are a-changin’.

Traffic

Traffic jams, road rage, and a boss calling to ask for your whereabouts, that sounds hellish. Modern day traffic is not that bad, though. In fact, online traffic is desirable, because it shows your business website gets visitors and clicks and people are interested in what you sell. Kudos to you!

Tweets

Tweets used to be bird songs that could be as long and intricate as the songbird wanted. Now we’re chirping to each other on our smartphones.

The web is a lively hub for neologisms and creative new applications of existing concepts. No one would have predicted that when we were talking about apples and blackberries we weren’t referring to fruit but smartphones. Nor did we ever imagine we would virtually check in to places we visit, and accept cookies instead of eating them. When you’re aware of all of the new ways words are used, you can devour the virtual world.


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Level Up With The Right Business Skills

It’s true that “business skills” is a vague concept simply because it encompasses so many varied and often contradictory qualifications. Some insist that essential business skills are leadership and organization, while others point out more human-centric ones such as kindness and empathy— always depending of course on what kind of business we’re talking about in terms of size, niche, and mission.

Nonetheless, there are certain timeless business skills that can leverage any company’s success. The diversity of business skills mentioned below might seem daunting or even impossible for a single person, but through persistent effort, any skill can be mastered.

Business Management

Finance Management

A business’ sole reason for existence is profit, so it’s essential to be able to financially monitor your business so that the right choices will lead to sales and profit increases. Basic financial concepts, software, and strategic business approaches are necessary in building a solid basis for your business.

Human Resources Management

Business management is about efficiently taking care of your employees. This includes:

  • providing them incentives and adequate training to keep them up with the latest developments,

  • providing a fruitful, non-threatening environment to work in

  • ensuring your employees are at all times satisfied with their work environment and invested in the success of your business

Vision Plus Passion

These two could easily be labeled personality traits, but we feel they’re learnable skills. Having passion and vision allows anyone to succeed; these are qualities that drive innovation, creativity, and success no matter your niche or product. Vision is what will get you ahead of the competition and onto the right route; passion is what will keep you motivated enough to keep trying until you achieve your company’s goals.

Adaptability

The times when sticking to insufficient patterns and approaches are long behind us. Today’s business models are about flexibility and swift adaptability to new conditions. Strategies might be efficient but they’re never 100% under your control, because there are circumstances that will affect your business that are beyond your reach. The sooner you can acknowledge their irreversibility and try to adapt to these changes, the smaller the loss for you.

Strategic Planning and Decision Making

It ultimately boils down to making all the right choices. It’s about critically and thoroughly exhausting all possibilities to arrive at the desired end-point fast, unharmed, stronger than before. Strategic planning and decision making are two aspect of business management you will be confronted with, day in and day out. The more proficient you are in the techniques and approaches available to you, the better the choices you’ll make.

Trusting Others

People with start-ups often have this irrational urge to have everything under their own personal control. But as a business grows and gathers more opportunities for expansion, the efficiency with which a business can be managed by one person drops dramatically.

You see, it’s a skill to acknowledge your own limitations, to admit that you cannot control everything and everyone, and that sometimes it’s okay to delegate some tasks to other people. Trust doesn’t stop here, however. It’s not enough to be willing to assign tasks to people, it’s also about choosing the most competent person for each task. Now that’s a challenge.

Networking and Marketing Skills

Marketing Strategies

Increasing sales can be achieved with strategic marketing campaigns. Freebies, sweepstakes, and contests can gain your brand visibility and encourage people to talk about your business. Promoting your products/services to new audiences and focusing on target groups you may have previously thought of as irrelevant is a skill you ought to acquire if you wish to have constant (though sometimes gradual) growth.

Establishing Lasting Relationships

Good connections with existing customers increase loyalty and return customer numbers. Customer loyalty doesn’t just happen – it requires perseverance on your part to keep your customers engaged, interested, and willing to return to your doorstep, virtual or physical. Social media marketing is becoming ubiquitous and it’s certainly a skill that is easily learned but capable of increasing engagement and driving sales.

Becoming An Industry-Leading Company

Yes, even this is a skill: the skill to identify new trends or paradigm shifts early on, before your competition, and ease into an industry change smoothly and loss-free.

Other Business Management Skills

Bravery

It all boils down to being brave. If you’re brave you will find the courage to be honest with an under-performing employee, or have the power to acknowledge your own mistakes rather than ignoring them.

Speed Reading

In order to keep up with all the news and developments in your field and beyond, you must have speed reading skills, otherwise you’ll be lost in a sea of information. If you’re a slow reader, research can actually be a counterproductive process, taking away valuable time and providing you with only marginal benefits and little new knowledge. Speed reading software is a powerful tool that can increase your reading speed, helping you to always be on top of what’s happening and what you can do to implement new strategies.

Time Management

As illustrated by the reading skills issue discussed above, time is an ever-present limitation for any business. Time management is a must-have tool, helping you efficiently organize your time and energy, prioritize the most significant tasks, and deliver to the best of your power.

edtechreview.in: Get To Know The New Ultimate Vocabulary 2015

Ultimate Vocabulary™ 2015 is finally here! The long-anticipated 2015 release comes with compelling new features and functionality to make learning new vocabulary even more fun.

eReflect is known for making the learning process both pleasant and easy, something that’s even more apparent in this latest release. Ultimate Vocabulary™ 2015 is available in two versions: the Home Edition, and the new EDU edition, specially designed for schools and other educational organizations. Both are introducing new state-of-the-art features. The first is the most obvious – it’s all in the Cloud.

Cloud-based

What makes software instantly user-friendly is the ability to be there when you want it, and to not give you a hard time during installation and later practice sessions. eReflect has made sure that all of these problems have been solved before they even start.

Ultimate Vocabulary™ 2015 is completely cloud-based. In other words, it is a subscription-based service you can get access to for vocabulary practice anywhere, any time, on (almost) any device.

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Learning and Social Sharing

Nothing makes learning more fun than being able to share your accomplishments and your feelings of success with your friends and family. eReflect has made it possible for you to easily share your vocabulary improvement milestones directly from the software. You can now share your progress on Facebook and even practice together with fellow users and friends to make your vocabulary building routine fun and competitive.

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Ultimate Vocabulary™ EDU: Classroom-tailored

This version of the popular vocabulary builder is an essential component for any English class, especially for ESL students. Ultimate Vocabulary™ can be used in classrooms of any size as well as in one-to-one private lessons. It’s flexible, structured, and customizable enough to cater to every student’s needs and learning goals. Tailored for school environments and meeting the demands of modern-day teachers, Ultimate Vocabulary™ EDU is:

►Easy to Manage

Your students all get personal accounts which track their practice and progress. They also receive vocabulary building recommendations on what to practice with next.

►Insightful Reporting

With Ultimate Vocabulary EDU you have a bird’s eye view of your students’ progress and any weaknesses so you can better fine-tune their subsequent practice.

►Curriculum Compatible

What’s noteworthy about the EDU version is that as a teacher you don’t need to worry about teaching your students the right words. It’s compatible with curricula in the US, the UK, Australia, and many other English-speaking countries for easy, smooth integration in your classroom. This means little if any lesson planning will be required of you.

►Collaborative Class Learning

With Ultimate Vocabulary EDU you can get your students to practice individually but still be following the same word list, thanks to the system’s Class Word Lists feature. This means you can get a clear idea of their progress and see what improvements you can make to optimize the learning efficiency of every student.

►Customizable

One of the system’s most prominent features is its ability to meet every student’s learning needs. If a student knows a word on a list, they can move onto the next one without wasting time. This ensures each student follows their own learning pace and maximize their learning with tailored activities.

►Universal Compatibility

Lastly, Ultimate Vocabulary EDU will seamlessly function on any network, platform, educational lab, and personal device, which provides multiple learning opportunities. Your students can practice at home, you can teach vocabulary in one-to-one tutoring sessions, and you can supervise classroom instruction to many students at once, all through your school’s network.

Ultimate Vocabulary is currently being used by tens of thousands of happy customers in over 110 countries.

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Did You Keep Up To Date On Ultimate Vocabulary Reviews In 2014?


I know, it’s 2015 already, so why bother with the previous year’s reviews?

For one thing, because they matter. Reviews are not necessarily time-sensitive. Contrary to popular belief, each year’s review is the reference point for how a program might have evolved and improved over time and with each new release. What’s more, historical reviews enable people interested in software to get an sneak peek into how it might help them improve the one skill they lack, when they read about the experiences of other users.

Ultimate Vocabulary™ reviews from 2014 are a valuable resource for anyone who wants to improve their vocabulary in 2015.

Software Review Boffin awards a Gold 5–Star Prize to Ultimate Vocabulary

Established review site Software Review Boffin offers an in-depth review of eReflect’s program, emphasizing that the vocabulary builder is a leader in its category and stating that it’s currently the best program on the market. The editor at Software Review Boffin states, “It is an excellent choice for people wishing to enhance their vocabulary by being able to use words they may have only previously heard once or twice, and didn’t really understand.”

Word Buff Puts Ultimate Vocabulary™ to the Test

Word Buff gives an extensive review of the program, covering every possible feature, aspect, and technology of the software while offering an impartial, must-read analysis of its efficiency in building people’s vocabulary. Word Buff concludes the over 2000-word review by saying, “I do have to say that compared to other programs Ultimate Vocabulary is by far the most sophisticated vocabulary builder I’ve used to date, and, as I mentioned earlier, it has become my default program for building my own vocabulary (and with a site dedicated to words, I do get to try quite a few).”

English-test.net hosts an Interview with the Ultimate Vocabulary™ designer, Marc Slater

English-Test’s editor discusses vocabulary, success, and language with Marc Slater, the manager of eReflect and the creator of Ultimate Vocabulary™.  This insightful interview is perfectly summed up in a statement related to the need to truly master new vocabulary — something that Ultimate Vocabulary™ achieves. Here’s the quote: “One goal of vocabulary building is to take those words that one merely recognises and start using them actively to communicate more effectively.”

eTeachersHub.com describes Ultimate Vocabulary™ as essential for educators and students

One of the latest 2014 reviews of Ultimate Vocabulary™ is the one by the site eTeachersHub.com. The reviewer focuses on the 2015 release of Ultimate Vocabulary™ which is equipped with new features like social sharing, shared training, and most prominently, the cloud technology that enables practice on multiple devices from anywhere. This is a must-read review that gives an in-depth look into the program’s strengths and its value for vocabulary practice in the classroom.

Nurturing Learning blog shares thoughts on Ultimate Vocabulary™

Julie at the successful NurturingLearning.com blog shares her own insights and views on Ultimate Vocabulary™. She focuses on customer support and the feature-rich and activities-packed aspects of the program, saying, “There is so much to Ultimate Vocabulary, that I don’t actually think I have discovered everything in my time playing around with the program.  I’ve decided to work through the Words for Life Success list for 5 to 10 minutes each day, just because I like words. Customer service was fantastic and quick when we encountered some issues.  The issues were resolved within a couple hours of contacting them.”


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Better Check Out The New Look Of Ultimate Vocabulary 2015

Ultimate Vocabulary™ is getting a makeover, and it will be ready in time for the new year! eReflect has been revamping Ultimate Vocabulary and providing it with a super user-friendly, sleek appearance and a wide range of new features and capabilities.

A revamped user-friendly interface

eReflect is proud of its user-friendly Ultimate Vocabulary™ interface. Creating educational software for children and adults is a challenge and eReflect has found the recipe for a learning environment that’s user-friendly and fun to practice with. The new Ultimate Vocabulary™ interface is sleek, intuitive, and has all the core practices and features in prominent places on the menu.

Cloud-based

Taking advantage of cloud technologies, Ultimate Vocabulary™ is keeping up with the latest trends in e-learning that call for cloud integration for smoother, more efficient learning.

As a result, the brand new Ultimate Vocabulary™ is cloud-based, which means that you won’t have to download  any bulky files onto your device. You’ll simply enter your access and license details through the cloud and have instant access to all of its features and tools.

Being cloud-based, Ultimate Vocabulary™ 2015 offers users the ability to create their account and access it from anywhere, from the classroom, the office, or their home. Ultimate Vocabulary™ offers its range of features, activities, and games with the convenience of the internet, but without the distracting ads and slow-loading websites. It’s all in the cloud.

Personal profiles

Ultimate Vocabulary™ 2015 takes personal achievement one step further by allowing users to create personal profiles and use these to track their progress, set goals, and earn success points for every practice and game they complete. The addition of personal profiles makes practice a more personal matter as each user can know at any time how much progress they’ve made. You can even share your scores with friends on Facebook.

Collecting success points and sharing scores on Facebook

An exciting new feature in Ultimate Vocabulary is the ability users now have to collect success points for every practice milestone they reach. Every game, activity, or exercise they finish will earn them points. These statistics are shareable on Facebook so that users can show off their learning progress with their friends and loved ones.

Ultimate Vocabulary™ 2015 retains all its well-loved and immensely popular features and tools, and it’s also bringing in compelling new games and activities. With the 2015 version of this vocabulary software, you will never run out of practice material, no matter your age or learning goals.

Cross-posted on the Ultimate Vocabulary blog.


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