Apps for learners of English


Cambridge Discovery Readers 

The Cambridge Discovery Education™ Interactive Readers are the next generation of reader apps to help you learn English with engaging topics, high-impact Discovery Education™ video, and interactive exercises. Be curious and download the bookshelf, and you’ll receive one free reader – Avalanche. Read and watch the stories of some of the worst avalanches in history, and learn what you can do to increase your chances of survival. You can then explore our library of 95 more readers on unique subjects – shark attacks, the science of darkness, empires, gold, explorers, Mumbai…even pizza! 

Learn English with these engaging graded readers from levels A1 to B2+.


English Vocabulary in Use Pre-intermediate and Intermediate Activities

English Vocabulary in Use Pre-intermediate and Intermediate Activities app is specially written for those who already have a basic command of English. There are 200 interactive activities covering vocabulary used in topics from our daily life to the world around us.

This new app is adapted from the English Vocabulary in Use Pre-intermediate and Intermediate CD-ROM to make activities even more useful and accessible. Immerse yourself into a wide range of interactive vocabulary activities with colourful images and audio.


Murphy's English Grammar in Use

The official English Grammar in Use app, written by Raymond Murphy. The only grammar app an intermediate learner of English will ever need. This Starter Pack includes six grammar units (Present and Past tenses) with clear explanations and interactive exercises, a Glossary of grammar words, and a Study Guide to help you decide which grammar units you need to study. 

Raymond Murphy’s English Grammar in Use is the world’s best-selling grammar book for intermediate learners of English, published by Cambridge University Press. The app contains clear presentation of grammar points together with interactive exercises to help you practise and improve. After downloading the Starter Pack you can buy all 145 grammar units or just the units you need.

The grammar explanations and exercises have been written by Raymond Murphy specially for smartphones and tablets, making it easier to study grammar anytime, anywhere.

Answers to the grammar activities are marked automatically and allow you to reveal the correct answer when you make a mistake. Perfect for self-study.

Audio recordings of the example sentences help you to improve your listening skills, at the same time as improving your grammar.


IELTS Practice Tests

THE ONLY PRACTICE TEST apps for the IELTS (General or Academic) Reading and Listening papers from the people who write and set the exams. Increase your chances of exam success, by practising with authentic questions.

Each test contains around 30 questions that have been carefully written, edited and quality-assured by experts.

Automatic scoring helps you learn more about your strengths and weaknesses.

Post your scores on Facebook as you progress. Like your friends’ scores to show support.

Go into the exam feeling well prepared.

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Advanced Learner’s Dictionary

The Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary provides definitions for about 170,000 words, phrases and examples and is compiled to offer what learners need most in a dictionary. The Third Edition offers new, up-to-date vocabulary (e.g. sex up, speed-dating, whiteboard), new 'mini-collocation' boxes, and new frequency information to highlight the most important words to learn. The new Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary gives you everything you need to learn English and pass exams!

Over 79,800 high-quality English audio recordings with UK and US English pronunciations compiled and recorded by Cambridge University Press in the Audio versions

NEW! You will find newly added Illustrations and photos to illustrate the word definitions.

NEW! Common grammar and style and usage labels included

NEW! Examples included in the word definitions show you how to use words in the most natural and fluent way.

All the important new words that have come into the language (e.g. dirty bomb, lairy, 9/11, clickable)

Only words from a defining vocabulary used to help make definitions easy to understand

Over 90,000 examples, mainly full sentences, show you how English is used in context and help you write natural English.

25,000 collocations show the way words work together in English

Automatic recognition of inflected forms

Depending on what your device supports, you will get features including:

No connection to the Internet required - you can use the dictionary on your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch without connecting to the Internet and with no additional charges

Ability to change the font size in the word definitions - this feature is available from the device Settings

Bookmarks - you can use the Bookmarks feature as a learning tool and create your own topics and word lists

Filters added to help you locate the word you are searching for:

Fuzzy filter- used when you are not sure of the correct spelling of a word

Keyword- used to locate the instances of a key word within other compound words

Wild card - "?" and "*" replace a letter and group of letters in words

Fast article scrolling

Quick search of words while you type

Hyperlinks between words and articles