Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Business English App Gives You Fresh Phrases for the Office

The new Business English Power Idioms app from Language Success Press teaches 100 idioms you can use
on the job. You'll understand you colleagues better and speak with more confidence with this new set of expressions. They were selected by business English author Amy Gillett, MBA. Expressions include:

  • rally the troops
  • play favorites
  • get hammered by
  • jump into the fray
  • pale in comparison
  • stick to one's guns
  • stay the course
  • hit pay dirt
  • lion's share

The app has many handy features, such as flashcard functionality and interactive quizzes. You can tap the speak icon to hear native speakers say the idioms and examples aloud. The app also lets you study by category, which makes your learning more organized and efficient. This is a great tool for improving your Business English. The app is compatible with iPad, iPhone, and iPod. At only $3.99, it gives you lots of bang for your buck!

Wednesday, May 8, 2013

New iPad App teaches Everyday English through Videos

We all know that images help with language learning. And there's nothing like video to assist with the learning process. It makes learning more engaging. English language learners will be delighted by the realistic animated videos integrated into the new iPad app Speak English Around Town. 

The new ESL app includes a total of 15 lessons, each featuring a video with a lively dialogue. The videos have subtitles with the target expressions highlighted. Target expressions and idioms are defined. After study the expressions, the user can take a variety of quizzes and get immediate feedback.

Through lively and realistic dialogues, the new Speak English Around Town iPad teaches the expressions you need for everyday life. These are expressions you will use when shopping, dining out, traveling, and during a dozen other daily activities.

The app is the latest offering from Language Success Press, which also offers the popular Speak English Like an American app for iPad and iPhone and 6 other apps for learning English:

This video is from the first lesson, which focuses on shopping. It features such useful expressions as "Just browsing" and "hold off."