I have added a new “Accumulator” test to Vocab Book, the Excel-based vocabulary learning tool I wrote last year. The new test simulates a tried and tested learning method: Imagine a vocab book in two columns with English words or phrases on the left and their target language translations on the right. At school I used to learn vocabulary by covering up one of the columns with a folded piece of paper and revealing each word in turn, putting a mark by the vocab item if I couldn’t remember its translation or if I guessed it incorrectly. The new test simulates that good old method, with the added feature that it remembers how many times you have guessed each word or phrase incorrectly (which is why I decided to call the test “Accumulator”) and allows you to sort the list so that the items you keep getting wrong rise to the top.
You can purchase Vocab Book securely through PayPal (it’s $5 Australian) by following this link. If you aren’t sure whether to take the plunge and spend a whole $5 on Vocab Book, you might want to download and try Vocab Book Lite, a limited version with only three built-in tests and no facility to create an Mp3 or printed book of your vocab list. You’ll also be reassured to know that I’m happy to provide a no quibbles 14-day refund to anyone who purchases Vocab Book only to find it doesn’t work on their machine.
For fuller information on Vocab Book, along with its sister workbooks Memorise It and Revision Aid, see here.