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iPhone: Test yourself with IdiomsExpert

08-08-2009, 12:35 PM
#1
Joined: Aug 2009
Posts: 6
Test yourself with IdiomsExpert

I found this nice game, u can try to play it now!

http://itunes.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewSoftware?id=324657455&mt=8

For more information, please refer to website
http://www.idiomsexpert.com

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So you think you know your English?

Test yourself with IdiomsExpert, a great fun filled game featuring:

☆ 250 English idioms, each with beautiful illustrative animations

(more to come for your enjoyment in future updates)

☆ Three levels of difficulty: beginner, intermediate and expert

☆ Each game has 3 sets of questions , each must be passed with a minimum score to advance to the next

☆ Every question comes with visually enchanting animation

☆ A certain amount of time is given for each question.

☆ Can you get the idiom from the description and the animation?

☆ Warm up with a set of MULTIPLE CHOICE questions

☆ A little bit challenged still? -> You have the option to call a “virtual friend” or a “real” friend

☆ ■ Don’t want to hurt your pride? -> ask the audience

☆ Too Proud ? -> use your one time chance to answer the question twice.

☆ The games get more challenging when you have to FILL IN THE BLANK

☆ With all the assistive options like above, you can type in your own answer as many times until you get the right idiom, in a given amount of time.

☆ Challenge yourself , or compete with a friend over Bluetooth or wifi connection !

☆ Personalize the game with your own name

☆ Keep scores to track your performance

☆ Great way to sharpen your tongue and be creative expressing yourself.

☆ For sure no one will say that “you keep singing the same tune”

☆ Enjoy the fun, the challenge, great graphic and animations.
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08-08-2009, 01:04 PM
#2
Joined: Jan 2009
Location: Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Posts: 5,206
Looks interesting. Except the common phrase for a big fuss being made out of a small problem is "tempest in a teacup."

250 idioms don't really sound like very much though. I could probably rip through that in 20 minutes, after which there's no replay value.

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08-08-2009, 01:12 PM
#3
Joined: May 2009
Posts: 633
Quote:
Originally Posted by Mindfield View Post
Except the common phrase for a big fuss being made out of a small problem is "tempest in a teacup."
Never heard that before. it's storm in a teacup where I come from
08-08-2009, 01:49 PM
#4
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Location: Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Posts: 5,206
Quote:
Originally Posted by ian1969uk View Post
Never heard that before. it's storm in a teacup where I come from
Really? I'd never heard that one before. Must be a British colloquialism that survived the trip to Canada then -- or maybe "storm" might be an Americanism of it.

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08-08-2009, 02:01 PM
#5
Joined: Jun 2009
Location: London, UK
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I've only ever heard storm said in the UK. Looks like this game could divide American and British English users down the middle!
08-08-2009, 05:15 PM
#6
Joined: Jan 2009
Location: Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Posts: 5,206
Could be indeed. Wiktionary suggests a number of variants:

* storm in a teacup
* storm in a tea-kettle
* storm in a teapot
* tempest in a teapot
* tempest in a teacup
* tempest in a tea-kettle

I guess that brings up a larger point: Idioms differ from place to place, so this seems aimed primarily at the English-speaking world (that is, where English is the first language), though even then there can be regionalisms that may change things up slightly.

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08-08-2009, 05:26 PM
#7
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Location: London, UK
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Anyone notice that the topic creator said "I found this nice game" rather than introducing himself as the developer? He's sure promoting it like one, but doesn't seem to want to admit it
08-08-2009, 05:33 PM
#8
Joined: Jan 2009
Location: Toronto, Ontario, Canada
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Quote:
Originally Posted by MidianGTX View Post
Anyone notice that the topic creator said "I found this nice game" rather than introducing himself as the developer? He's sure promoting it like one, but doesn't seem to want to admit it
Yeah, that was my first thought, but wasn't going to make the assertion. I wasn't sure if it was just poor ESL phrasing or an actual attempt at shilling. I'm leaning toward the former though, considering his username here, the name in the screenshots and on the App Store all match, and it would take a special brand of stupid to try and drop a shill using your real name.

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08-08-2009, 05:45 PM
#9
Joined: Feb 2009
Posts: 2,513
whats the price anyway ?
I agree 250 does not sound a lot

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08-09-2009, 02:26 AM
#10
Joined: Aug 2009
Posts: 2
Ooop!
Nice game.

I wonder this game supports Japanese.