Understand spoken language


Questions answered correctly now not repeated in same quiz

Submitted by Hugh on 3 February 2015

Questions answered correctly are now not repeated in the same quiz. Hooray!

Previously, it was possible when you answered a word correctly in a quiz, for the same word to be asked again. This was of course rather annoying, and not very helpful. Well, I'm pleased to announce that now, as far as possible, if you answer a word correctly, you will not be asked the same word again in that quiz. This of course is how it should be, and no longer annoying, and much more helpful.

I hope that this will help you focus on those words and phrases which you don't yet know so well.

Average Level and Words Mastered now displayed on home page

Submitted by Hugh on 28 January 2015

A recent change on the home page is to add the Average Level and the Words Mastered to the home page display.

Previously the home page displayed just the Words Known as follows. The problem with this however is that it gives no indication of whether the words are well known (i.e. have a level approaching 10), or are only very slightly known (i.e. have an average level nearer to 1).

Words Known old

High scores now displayed at the end of quizzes

Submitted by Hugh on 22 January 2015

I'm very pleased to announce the display of the high scores for the lesson and for all the Thai words at the end of a quiz.

The image below gives an example. In this there is a new high score of 4.2 mastered words for the lesson (for example the lesson of Verbs, or the lesson on Animals). There is also a high score of 23.9 mastered Thai words; this shows the level of mastery of all the Thai words in the system.

Simplified quiz answer format

Submitted by Hugh on 10 January 2015

The way quiz answers are displayed has been improved by the removal of the Thai script.

This may seem strange that removing something can improve it, but the reason I think it improves things is that, unless doing the quiz for reading or writing, the emphasis should be on listening. Therefore, the student should be listening very carefully to the audio and not trying to read the Thai text.

Below is an example of the new, simplified, quiz answer format.