What types of questions are in Language Perfect?

Language Perfect contains two main types of lists. Translation lists have been created to help students revise their vocabulary and are designed to cover three of the main skills: listening, reading and writing. Smart Lessons have been specifically designed to incorporate four language skills (reading, writing, listening and speaking) enabling students to progress in all areas of language learning.

Language Perfect translation lists take a spaced repetition approach to language learning and include native speaker pronunciation. We have more than 700,000 words and phrases that are studio recorded across all languages. Translation lists allow students to learn languages in four learning modes. For example, in French the four learning modes are:

  • French text to English text

  • Spoken French to English text

  • Spoken French to French text

  • English text to French text

Students are rewarded for answering questions correctly and are required to repeat words they struggle with more than words they find simple. Additionally, they are given rewards for returning and revising words over time. For information about our points system and how it ties into long term retention of vocabulary, see How does the points/scoring system work?

Languages in Action is a new series of communicative modules which aim to provide students with a scaffolded series of Smart Lessons based on a topic or theme. There are a variety of question types which are described below:

Information slides (yellow) set the scene for the entire Smart Lesson. They give a quick overview of what will be covered. 

New Vocabulary shows a list of the vocabulary for the specific topic the student is working on. Students review the words in the list before moving on to practice the words.

Students are required to answer all questions in the Quick Facts (purple) sections. These sections are a testing ground to make sure that students have understood and remembered the facts/knowledge provided in the information slides. Quick Facts sections contain multiple choice questions, drag and drop, drop down, and fill in the blanks questions.

Exercise (blue) sections contain larger questions that students can work on at their own pace. These sections are either fully or partially self-assessed. This puts the learning back in the students' hands as they can decide for themselves with some help from model answers or explanation slides, whether they have mastered the section. 

Listening Comprehension requires students to watch a video and answer the question that follows. 

Reading Comprehension requires students to read the text and answer the question that follows.

Writing sections require students to complete a writing task in the language they are learning.

Some Smart Lessons contain Speaking sections. Students are required to listen to the question by pressing the play button. Students then click the red button to record an answer. They can listen to any recordings that they make and have the option of re-recording it if they aren't satisfied.

Education Perfect Dash is a fun, competitive revision activity for students to unlock after they've worked through a Smart Lesson or translation list. Students will be asked up to 10 random questions if they have just completed a Smart Lesson or up to 20 questions if they have been working on a translation list. They need to answer them as quickly as they can and will be competing against other class mates who have also finished the lesson.

Their fastest time will go onto a scoreboard, where they can see how they rank against other competitors within their class, school, country, and from around the globe. For more information, see What is Education Perfect Dash?

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