Skill Review: Listening Past Tense



VOGO Voice RATING                                    4/5

Voice First                                                                  4/5
Display Friendly                                                       N/A
Performance/Ease of Use                                       4/5
Accuracy/Data Quality                                             4/5
Value Proposition                                                     4/5
Listening past tense


Listening Past Tense is a uniquely curated Alexa voice app developed by Charmtop Consultants Limited. This scholastic voice app aims to help learners assimilate the knowledge on how to form simple past tense for both regular and irregular verbs with examples. Crafted with a goal to edify and lure avid minds, the specialized skill presents separate practice sessions for both verb forms. The crux of the session focuses on getting the user to listen to a sentence and then change it wholly to simple past. Answering the questions correctly is the only way to achieve a high score with the overall performance assessed at the very end of the session.

An interesting takeaway of this voice skill is that irrespective of right or wrong answers, a thorough explanation is rendered to substantiate the correct answer to every question. Additionally, to reinforce learning, the words that have been changed to simple past are spelled out along with stating the typical rules governing the tense change. Overall the comprehensive intro that details how to form the simple past is surely one of the key highlights of the skill. The voice app is also dedicated to improving listening comprehension which is yet another positive worthy of mention. Two other beneficial features the skill offers are, the ability to resume from where one left off and the option to repeat which considerably elevates the user experience. Well, that being said, there seem to be a few downsides that could let down the users at times. The occasional elaboration on the rules being a bit too long causes a mild dip in the learner’s momentum to continue playing. Moreover, the ‘Skip’ command not only fails to work, but instead it’s taken as the wrong answer thereby affecting the interest of enthused learners. Another downside is the repetition of questions while playing a different round. On the other hand, though the voice app handles the conversation quite well, it lacks the efficiency in aiding the user to navigate with ease with the needful guidance.

The VOGO Voice team scores this skill 4 out of 5 stars based on our rating system. Yet, you’ll have to try for yourself and see if it is a truly user-friendly learning voice app that will help you change expertly the tense into simple past as you advance in the gameplay. Bear in mind to actively listen as the sentence is read out, so as to be able to correctly answer and ace the game. So why not try out the skill and see if it offers the enriching experience you had anticipated.

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