Abroad study is being quite trendy in our country and the number of students to pursue an education in the foreign countries is increasing every day. Abroad study, as fascinating as it sounds, however, is not easy at all. There will be certain tests/exams (like GRE, GMAT, IELTS, SAT and GMAT) one need to attend to and attain the prerequisite score or more than it. To attain remarkable score, one should have a sound knowledge of English vocabulary, grammar, and its comprehensive use. The preparation is troublesome in most cases for not finding the resources required. However, with GIST app on your phone, the preparation will not be that troubling.
GIST, by its name, stands as an acronym for GRE, GMAT, IELTS, SAT and TOEFL. The GIST app is developed by Fewasoft with the sole purpose to ease the preparation for GIST exams.
GIST App: What is inside?
The app opens up to display clean and easy user interface. The GIST app is sectionalized into four segments, viz. Learn & Remember, Vocab in Context, Test Your Limits and Random, or is it?.
Learn & Remember
As the name implies, this segment is all about learning and remembering words, phrases, and idioms. This segment consists of 50 sets of regular vocabulary and two additional sets as a bonus making it a total of 52 sets. Each set of vocabulary includes 25 words, phrases/idioms with meanings and a suitable use of it in a sentence. The meanings are provided in English and Nepali; however, to enable the meaning in Nepali feature, one should Choose Regional Language as Nepali from the setting lying on the top right corner of the app.
The words, phrases or idioms on the Learn and remember section can be opted as “I Know” and “I Don’t Know”. With the use of a certain algorithm and according to the behavior of the user, the app distinguishes the expertise of user on those words, phrases, and idioms and keeps track of it showing on the top of each set.
Vocab in Context
This section includes articles from different newspapers and magazines. This section is used is give the users clear insights of on the comprehensive use of learned vocabulary.
Test Your Limits
This section is subdivided into three types of tests, Quick Test – On the Go, Donkey’s years and choose correct answer. This test includes the words from both locked and unlocked sets.
- Quick Test – On the Go: – This test presents the words with five words to test the vocabulary built. At the end, the users are rewarded with a star for each word known and an expressive emoticon for the result.
- Donkey’s Years: – The name for the test seems weird and somewhat irrelevant. Probably an increased number of words for the test could be an answer. This test is similar to Quick Test, the only difference being the set of 25 words.
- Choose Correct Answer: – This is an MCQ-type test for those who find it easier to learn with options handy. An option can be selecting by double-tapping it. For any incorrect option selected, the option disappears encouraging the users to try again with remaining more probable options.
Random, or is it?
This section helps the users to avoid common mistakes one can make during the test. The spelling and use in the context of certain confusing words are mentioned in this section. It also includes rules for writing sections of GRE, GMAT, IELTS, SAT and TOEFL exams.
Some more features of GIST App
- The most striking feature of this app is that it does not include any ads plus the GIST app is free to download.
- The app is made more playful with just five sets unlocked at first. The new sets get unlocked as the user gets expert on the words of previous sets.
- Turning on the sound lets you hear the pronunciations of the words.
- GIST app includes all the frequent words of GRE, GMAT, IELTS, SAT and TOEFL.
I find the app very useful for GIST preparators. The clean and easy UI will be the first benefit for the users. The simple and concise meaning to the words in the app helps the users to learn the words quickly and the Nepali meanings for the words have definitely been a privilege for the Nepali users. The GIST app also includes TTS (Text-to-Speech) due to which the app speaks the words itself telling users the pronunciation of the words. So, owing to its capability, I personally think it is the must have app for GIST preparators. For its ease of use and simplified learning and remembering methodology, this app will also be of use to the ones, who ought to develop their English vocabulary.