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Sentence Master Pro

English Word Vocab Builder

Price: Android - Free iPhone/iPad - Paid

Teacher Overview

This is a fantastic language app aimed at helping young people improve their language abilities. Through focussing on the building of sentences and employing aspects of gamification, the app encourages users to challenge themselves in a game environment to match words together to form a sentence. The way the game works is to give the user a number of words and for them to then unscramble and form into a full sentence within a time limit with the added challenge of losing time when an incorrect answer is chosen.

One of the most appealing aspects of the app is the fact that it can used by a number of different people with different abilities in the English language. For instance, it works really well as an app for younger children who already have a certain level of proficiency in reading and writing to improve their understanding, but older users can also access the app on a different level especially if they have English as an additional language and are wanting to improve their proficiency too. It could also be used for more top level students too who again want to continue to enrich their own abilities. With a whole section of the app dedicated to Proverbs and Sayings, it could even be used by an adult wanting to give themselves a bit of a challenge!

Teacher Review

You can tell from the outset that a lot of work has gone into creating this app. From looking at the developer's website it is clear that they have a very good understanding of what this app can do and how it can be used in a number of different situations. The developer's website sets out that the app has been fully designed by educators and the more you use the app the more you understand that this is the case, from the design and gameplay all the way through to the content itself.

It's also clear to see from the website that although this app can be used perfectly well as a standalone app that the developers have a much bigger picture of literacy and language development at their heart. They have a whole suite of apps aimed at trying to engage improvements in English and other languages too.

The aim of the app itself is to help users improve their abilities and proficiency in the English language. As far as users, this isn't just aimed at young children who are aiming to perfect the language (although this is an ideal app for this) but also at older users looking to challenge themselves and prove their own abilities too. The app is split into 5 different game levels ranging from Beginner through to Competent, Professional and Expert with the final level being a focus on Sayings and Proverbs. With such a range of levels it means that users with a variety of ability levels can access this for completely different reasons. Yes, a young child learning to read and write and improve their proficiency, but also someone learning English as a second or third language and wanting to improve their understanding of sentence structure. All the way to an older user wanting to challenge themselves to see how well they know the language too. All these groups of users can access the app and get a lot out of using it.

It’s not only the different range of people who could use this app that makes it successful, it’s also the actual design and gameplay within the app that really makes it. As already mentioned, the app has been created by educators, so the content is exactly what you would expect, but, importantly, and where a number of other apps fall down, is that the look and design are perfectly matched to the content. The design is very slick and professional, putting it up there with some of the best looking apps on the market. The colour scheme is very subtle and there is nothing that distracts from the learning within the app, again another issue some apps have.

The gameplay is also another a major positive and will have users returning to the app time and again. Upon opening the app the user is taken to the home page which displays the option to play either as a single player or as a multiplayer. The multiplayer option allows you to challenge either an invited friend or one found via the app. At the bottom of the screen there are also options to view the achievements page which tracks the progress of the user through the app, as well as a leader board, a settings menu and finally a link to the developer’s website.

Once the user has selected either multi or single player, they are then taken to a further menu where they can choose the level they wish to play. Once this has been selected, then it moves straight into the content of the app. If it is the first time then an option will be given to see a demo. The game itself has words appear at the bottom of the page with the user tasked to unscramble them to form into a correct sentence within the time limit. An incorrect answer reduces the time. Once the sentence has been completed, a results page pops up giving a mark out of 3 stars (depending on accuracy and speed) with the time taken also highlighted. There are also lots of encouragements given throughout the app highlighting mistakes and celebrating successes, this is a good touch to keep users wanting to continue to use the app.

The fact that the app also retains the scores is incredibly useful. I can see this app being used in a classroom/learning setting and so by having this feature and being able to see where and how mistakes have been made there is a clearly defined way of setting and seeing improvements with continual use.

Overall, this is a very well designed app whose content really matches its high level aims of helping users to improve their abilities in the English language. 

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Developer Description

Play and learn English grammar, vocabulary and sentence structure free by ordering the words to form correct sentences and sayings. Sentence Master is a fun and educational game for kids and English language students of all ages who want to learn and improve their language skills in a more entertaining way.

How do you play?

It’s easy. The game consists of putting the scrambled words from each level in order to form a correct sentence. (Beginner, skilled, professional, expert, sayings.)

If you make a mistake and click the English Word in the incorrect order, there is a time penalty.

Once you have completed the sentence you will receive a score based on how fast you were and your total number of errors.

You can share your knowledge with other players worldwide thanks to online multiplayer mode or with your friends on Game Center.

Are you an English student who wants to improve your skills? Sentence Master will help you organize the words in your sentences correctly.

Are you an English expert who wants to show off your skills? Prove it in Competition mode on Game Center.

Sentence Master is the first game of its kind designed and developed completely by educators to help students eliminate the most common mistake among English language learners, correct word order. With four levels from beginner to expert, Sentence Master is a challenge for everyone from the Beginner to the most seasoned English language communicators. The Proverbs and Sayings level is a great way to learn and remember popular English idioms and expressions.

These are the levels:

Beginner: Ideal for children. This level contains the easiest sentences with the fewest words to unscramble.

Skilled: This is where things start to get harder. This level is great for adults who are beginning their English language learning adventure.

Professional: Great for users with a solid base in English who want to keep their skills up to date.

Expert: Only for those with the most proficient English skills. Are you one of them?

Proverbs and Sayings: Every language has its idioms and expressions. Learning the refrains of the language of Shakespeare has never been so fun.

Do you have what it takes to become the next Sentence Master? Try your luck in single player mode or against friends and other players worldwide. Learn English with a smile on your face.

Designed by MasterKey Games and the educators at MasterKey English.

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