Presumably, the best type of teachers are those who know how to use games in their work. Of course, this doesnt mean things like «when you are done with your homework, I will let you play football» nothing like that. Im talking about the cases where the entire process of studying something becomes a game, and the higher level youve completed successfully, the higher is the level of your knowledge.
Those who study Basic English can try this approach on their own, with STAR Exam. This computer program (or should I call it a computer game? or rather a computer trainer?) will let you play several tricky games and this way allow you to study new words and relations between them, and more complex questions like style and emotions seamlessly. The gaming scenario is common: you run through questions, see several answer choices and are to select the right answer (or several right answers) and obtain points.
There are five types of games in this small program, with the level of complexity widely varying between them. The simple one (Pictures) will teach you just one word at a time, others will either check your understanding of a connected text (One Word, Five Words) or, teach you about words role and characteristics (Synonyms, Emotive Words). The most advanced game is Phrase Style. Each of the games has several levels, and new ones are being developed with time.
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