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8 Best Vocabulary Apps to Learn Words

8 Best Vocabulary Apps to Learn Words

There are hundreds of apps triggering vocabulary enhancement are available on the App Store and Google Play nowadays. These apps are designed with various elements like games, videos, puzzles & many more which aims to enrich the vocabulary of the enthusiast.

Words are the building blocks of the English language and having a wide-ranging vocabulary of words is so important to improving both spoken and written English language. Introducing new words, and helping students to use them to improve their vocabulary (at any age), will equip them for writing; help them express themselves more successfully and - in turn - help improve their grades.

Helping students to expand their repertoire of both spoken and written works (those that are native speakers and those learning English as an additional language) is so important to their confidence as speakers and their ability to express themselves through their writing. 

Here are some of our best vocabulary apps that will provide knowledge on phonetics, alternative words and improve your vocabulary.

Vocabulary Builder by Magoosh

( Android - Free , iPad - Free )

The Vocabulary Builder app provides a word, its definition, and examples of its use within real sentences. The Vocabulary Builder spans difficulty levels so you can focus on words that are the right difficulty for you, no matter what your verbal skills are. 
English language students can extract meanings of all difficult words from arbitrary text. English language teachers can prepare lesson vocabularies of unknown words. This app may be a useful vocabulary reference and first draft resource for translators. Useful for GRE, ESL/EFL and other English language study.

Word of the day: Learn English

( Android - Free , iPad - Free )

Word of the day app expands your vocabulary each day with interesting word, clear definition, memorable example and pronunciation for every taste. Word of the Day provides one new word every day from the best sources to build your vocabulary. 
Whether you're a student preparing for the SAT, ACT, or GRE, or simply an unabashed logophile (or lover of words), starting each day with a fresh word can be intellectually nourishing. If you need a little encouragement to work on building your vocabulary every day, download our favorite word-a-day app.


( Android - Free )

Vocabulary.com app is designed to serve as a classic dictionary where you can look up words, but it also gives you a set of engaging quizzes right on your iOS device. These quizzes can come in several different forms, so you can be asked to put the right words into a sentence, identify synonyms and antonyms, of choose the best definition of a certain word. During each one of these games you will be able to learn new words by looking up their definitions or simply trying your luck and providing an answer. It is a good app for IELTS and academic students.

SMART Vocabulary

( iPad - £4.99 )

Smart Vocabulary app is aimed at growing and refining a student's range of vocabulary in preparation for college entrance tests but anybody who would like to expand their knowledge of lesser-used words could also learn a lot from it. Smart Vocabulary is designed around preparing students for the language component of the SAT. To this end, it covers 440 words selected by their likelihood of appearing on this test. It is a good selection not only for the purposes of the tests but because they are also useful words to know how to use correctly.

11+ Vocabulary Builder

( Android - £2.99 , iPad - £2.29 )

Vocabulary Builder app is divided into sections such as alphabetical order, compound words, synonyms and antonyms. This quiz based app allows students to develop skills needed to complete the 11+ exam verbal reasoning assessment. The simplicity of this app is a strength and allows you to focus on aspects of the verbal reasoning paper and to revisit them as often as needed to grasp the concept.

SAT Vocab by MindSnacks

( iPad - Free )

More than just a vocab builder, this app replaces the tedious flashcards used in traditional learning apps with rich and unique games. That means your students will enjoy learning such things as antonyms, context and spelling, all while boosting their ever-expanding vocabulary. The app includes one free lesson before upgrade to activate all 25 lessons. Before you know it, you’ll be flexing all sorts of vocabulary muscles you never even knew existed!

Word SLapPs Vocabulary

( iPad - £3.99 )

Word SlapPs can be used to teach receptive vocabulary specific to a child’s world with the images that a parent or teacher can choose. They can easily upload and save photos into customizable categories, pair them with your recorded questions or share with others. Children touch target images and are rewarded with sounds and/or visuals.

Let's Expand Vocabulary

( iPad - £4.99 )

Let's Expand Vocabulary introduces new words to children and reinforces their existing vocabulary. Four, simple to play mini games are accompanied by clearly spoken words that, through repetition, help children to remember and categorize them. Let’s Expand Vocabulary is designed for children and young people who may experience some form of speak or language delay.

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