61. Alan is an English teacher in a high school. He intends to develop his career by improving his languages skills, especially his oral English. Besides, he wants to learn some other languages so that he will have less difficulty in communicating with local people when he travels in Europe this summer.
62. Jennifer, a little school girl, finds English words difficult to remember. She is good at drawing as well as dancing. She is fond of listening to stories and telling stories. Her parents are trying to find all interesting ways to aid her English study.
63. Bob has a girlfriend teaching English at a language center. He always finds they have had little time to be together because his girlfriend is always occupied with her work. He is determined to find all effective teaching tools to lighten her burden from her work.
64. Jack, a businessman, usually writes e-mails to his business partners around the world. But he is often confused when choosing the proper words in his writing. He needs a dictionary to be installed into the computer so that it can be convenient for him to find the exact meaning of a word. He also hopes to enlarge his vocabulary by doing exercises in the computer when he is free.
65. Tom, a school boy, lost his interest in English because he wastes too much time playing computer games and reading science fiction. His teacher finds vocabulary is a big problem to him. So his parents are wondering how they can help improve his English as well as develop his interest in the subject.
Oxford phrasebuilder Genie
The phrasebuilder Genie sits on top of your word processor while you are writing or on top of a webpage you are reading. When you come across a word you are not sure of, you click on it and the meanings will appear in the Genie, taken from the Advanced Learner’s dictionary. There’s a lot more too; there is a massive exercise bank of over 4,000 exercises drawn from the Advanced Learner’s Dictionary, which is excellent for vocabulary development. The program also includes study pages which can be printed out and photocopied.
In this version, the aliens (外星人) are in the form of words, which come down towards you in groups of four, in a line. Three of them are similar, one is either different, or incorrect English. If you choose correctly, you gain points; if you choose incorrectly, you lose them. There are six levels, from Beginner to Advanced, and five different sections to overcome. The program has a word store of 2,400 different vocabulary items.
Using Vocabulary Builder is a fun way for young children to learn basic vocabulary. The program combines pictures, text and sound to make an interactive flash card system which teachers can use to help in basic language teaching. Students can choose whether to learn vocabulary, play vocabulary games or record their own story using the vocabulary they’ve learned.
Beat the Clock
The name says it all! This is a game designed to boost students’ vocabulary levels by giving a definition (定义) of a word, which they must type in the box. However, they don’t have time to sit and think forever about the word, because they are playing against the clock. They will get a high score only if they can guess the word quickly. The program is divided into six levels, from beginner to advanced, and tests all parts of English vocabulary.
The generator is for busy teachers who want to produce really professional-looking, paper-based reading and vocabulary activities, tests, homework and exam practice material for their students. It enables you to do it in minutes! It’s also an extremely fast and economical way of building a resource for a library or self access centre.
Tell Me More Pro
Tell Me More Pro, covers key areas of English and a range of other languages including Spanish and German. The program involves oral and written expressions, comprehension, pronunciation, vocabulary and grammar. From the menu, students can choose the lesson in which they want to work and then pick them from a variety of activities.