English App Review – English Grammar in Use


Publisher’s Description: Millions of
learners around the world owe their success in English to the
best-selling grammar book, English Grammar in Use by Raymond
Murphy. With English Grammar in Use Tests you can work on your
grammar skills wherever you are and whenever you want. So what are
you waiting for? Practice makes perfect!

English Grammar in Use is specifically designed for
intermediate level learners of English as a Second Language. There
are two applications available for download: English Grammar in Use
Activities and English Grammar in Use Tests. Both are compatible
with iPhone and iPod Touch. English Grammar in Use
Tests

  • Over 1,700 multiple choice
    questions at intermediate level, divided into 16 grammar
    sections
  • A choice of two modes ‘test’ and
    ‘practice’ allows you to focus on specific aspects of
    grammar
  • Scores and statistics are also
    available so you can see how you’re doing

Priced at £2.99, the application is not too expensive for what it
offers and is especially useful for students preparing to sit
English exams such as the IELTS, FCE or CPE. English Grammar in Use
Activities

  • Over 2,800 multiple
    choice questions and a variety of activities, divided into 16
    grammar sections
  • Audio recordings of all
    exercises, plus record your own voice and play back
    function
  • Progress check gives scores for each
    practice session

This application is priced
at £5.99, which seems vastly over-priced, though it does provide a
high quality content and a large database of activities.
Overall: It is difficult for
these apps to match the success that The English Grammar in Use
books have received as a result of their depth and
quality of content, and the fact that they are reliable,
accessible and easy to use. Content and functionality is
great but navigation is complicated and the apps fall down on the
‘easy to use’ factor. Overall, they are worth getting if you
are happy to pay the price.

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