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Discover English
Grammar, idioms, spelling, etc.

Developed by a team of practising teachers from different parts of the UK.

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Video presentation

Video presentation
Discover English contains 150 exercises practising grammar points, vocabulary, spelling and idioms, as well as an Editor facility to enable teachers to write their own exercises.

Before attempting an exercise the learner can read an explanation of the language to be practised, and can read and listen to the completed sentences. An animated Scotsman called Hamish will check the answers as they are entered, or you can choose to wait until the end of the exercise to have them checked.

Click on the pictures below for more information.

Main menu

Main menu
Explanation of grammar

Explanation of grammar
Example sentences

Example sentences

Gap-fill exercise

The exercises
Feedback

Feedback
User information

User information

Editor

Editor
Worksheets

Worksheets

Minimum system requirements: WindowsTM XP or later.

Download 15-day free trial here. (205 mb)
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Register download £  17.50
Single user CD-ROM £  35.00
Single user USB drive £  37.00
Site licence £175.00
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Our site licence allows you to copy the software onto a network or onto an unlimited number of free-standing machines, or to make duplicate copies of the CD-ROM / USB drive., all for use within the specified establishment.

It also allows teachers to install the software on home computers for use in connection with the licenced premises.

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A copy of the site licence is available on request.

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Outside Europe £ 5.50 £ 7.00 £10.00 £15.00

 

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Payment should be made online by Paypal. If you do not have a PayPal account, you can pay as a guest using a credit or debit card.

The Invoice option is available to UK schools and nurseries only. Use the "Additional Information" box if you have an order number.

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>Main menu

Main menu

The exercises are in three categories according to difficulty, and there is a further group of exercises on living in the UK. Each language level offers exercises on verbs, other parts of speech and use of language, with sub-menus for each. The 'Living in the UK' section gives essential information for the newcomer.

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Explanation

Explanation:

Grammatical concepts are explained in simple terms. Learners whose English is not sufficiently advanced to understand these, will benefit more from the example sentences.

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Sentences

Example sentences:

The learner can read and listen to a series of sentences illustrating the particular point. The sentences have been recorded by teachers from different parts of the UK, so that learners hear a variety of voices and accents.

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Gap-fill exercise

The exercises vary in type - gap-fill (with or without options), substitution (with or without options), re-ordering words, re-ordering sentences, correcting sentences (e.g. punctuation), questions about sentences (e.g. their meaning), selecting words from a sentence (e.g. Find the adjective) and matching two halves of a sentence or two parts of a word.

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Feedback

Feedback:

At the end of an exercise the learner is given a score. The computer records the score achieved at first attempt, how many times an exercise is attempted and the best score. It also records whether the pupil has read the note and/or the sentences. This information can be printed out at the end of a session.

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User information

User information:

The userís performance is stored on the computer, so that an on-going record is kept of which exercises have been completed, the scores achieved, and which particular questions have caused problems. This allows the teacher to monitor a pupilís progress, and also suggests which exercises should be attempted next.

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Editor

Editor:

Using the Editor provided you can make up your own exercises. A variety of types of exercise is available: gap-fill, with or without multiple-choice answers; substitution, with or without multiple-choice answers; rearranging words in a sentence or sentences in a text; changing sentences by correction (e.g. punctuation) or re-writing; multiple-choice questions about sentences, e.g. their meaning; selecting a word or words, e.g."Find the verb"; matching two words, two halves of a sentence, etc.