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My Word Coach

Rating: 3+ (PEGI)

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  More of a game

| | See all Jead64's reviews (20)

Not convinced that this is an accurate tool for measuring comprehension and articulacy - it's obsessed with expression against the clock, not always the issue with language. It's a game dressed up as a tool.

The letter recognotion is also not great but I'd add that there is a UK English language version available if you look for it.

  Very Addictive

| | See all felix0930's reviews (4)

I only got this game about two weeks ago and I have played it every single day and I am very addicted to it. i really enjoy doing my 20 minutes a day, and feel like I am using my game console to further myself!
There are a variety of games to coach you your new words, and when you get any wrong, they definition of all the words covered is provided afterwards.
Some of the games I find difficult, but the more you practice the better you'd become. If you like 'Brain Training' then you will like this.

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  Warning to UK users: uses American vocabulary

| | See all NumberSix's reviews (1)

This game uses American spellings of words. For example:

'traveling' rather than 'travelling'
'jewelry' rather than 'jewellery'
'flavored' rather than 'flavoured'

...and so on. Also some typically American words are included, for example 'condo' (without explaining that it's actually an abbreviation) and 'peewee' (which I have never heard anyone use).

There is an option to select whether the user is in the USA, Canada or the UK but it doesn't have any noticeable effect on the spellings used.

If this doesn't bother you then the game is reasonably enjoyable (but not exceptional), but as I am British I would not give this to a child (or an adult) in the UK.

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  Buy this!

| | See all happyjo's reviews (8)

This game is good, has fun words games to play and helps your English. My children have found this game helpful. They is 3 different teachers on it so you can choose who you want to teach you. It starts off fairly easy and then gets more difficult as you play it. If you like brain training, you will like this.

  not bad

| | See all GeneralG's reviews (25)

i thought this game was good, it is a bit repetitive, but the major problem i had was that i was getting far with it training everyday and then it wiped my saved game so i thought i'd start again but it wouldn't save my new data which really sucked as i was enjoying it

  A little bit disappointing.

| | See all exoneuk's reviews (19)

The recent fad of Brain Training games is hitting the UK like a massive tidal wave and to be perfectly honest, while I could stand the charm of Sight Training and the potential benefits of Brain Training, there is a limit to things like this.

I have to point out that this is not so much a game, although likes most games of this nature, it breaks everything down into bite-sized mini-games, some of which are OK, some of which are just horrifically dull. In all, you get six, which doesn't sound like a lot (and it's not really) and two of them, Pasta Letters and Safecracker, are beyond dull really.

On the plus side, Block Letters, which has you tilting the DS on its side and spelling out the words listed on the left-hand screen (the top screen) on the touch screen, is a fun game to play but one decent game doesn't make up for the slightly less exciting ones on offer.

You can unlock a bonus, faster paced version of the Block Letters game for your own amusement and you can even unlock a spelling bee-style game. However, the downside to this mode is the woeful execution of it. When you spell out the word, you have to do it, letter by letter, can't go back and delete any letters and you have to confirm each letter as you go along. It is beyond frustrating.

And yet I find myself going back to this game more often than I would like to admit. There is a part of me that feels this is actually a far more useful tool than it really ought to be. It's not as if my vocabuary was terribly limited beforehand but I find myself using new words I learn from the game when I can fit it into the proper context.

So, it's a bizarre little thing really. It isn't a proper game but it's an interesting little curio and a good little tool for anyone who wants to improve their vocabulary.

It is nothing more and nothing less.

From the gamer's perspective, it's not going to do you any good really... not unless you want it to.

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  BORING

| | See all shaunthesheep's reviews (32)

To start with this game seemed fun, but once you train everyday and unlock the few levels there are it becomes repetitive and boring

I dont think it really teaches you much more then common words

No good for any one below 30 as its to hard far to dull and boring

no perks no good graphics

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  A good learning game!

| | See all alibaba78's reviews (1)

This is one of the first DS 'educational' games I got. i really enjoy doing my 20 minutes a day, and feel like I am using my game console to further myself!
There are a variety of games to coach you your new words, and when you get any wrong, they definition of all the words covered is provided afterwards.
Some of the games I find difficult, as words are what I would call american, so I wouldn't pick or associate with the description sentance. If you like 'Brain Training' then you will like this.

  Good

| | See all BengalBabe's reviews (1)

Good training, only complaint is that if you are left handed, you have to do the word block with the touch screen on the right, as there is no facility to turn the DS to left hand unlike in brain training.
Other than that pretty good training.

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