EDIT 2020: Looks like another app has disappeared!
When they told me about it they warned me “Word Up challenges your brain to recall and spell thousands of new words. It’s highly addictive too!”
As you know I love trying out free things, so I downloaded the app, tried it and loved it!
I tried to take screenshots but they only worked BEFORE I clicked on the letters. But the idea is simple. On this picture you see that first of all you need to know the German word for sugar and then find it in the grid. All letters need to connect. If you clicked on connecting letters in a right order (like I tried to show you with my drawing) the word Zucker would then appear at the bottom.
There are three levels to chose and each has lots of word games to play – a great way to spend a few minutes getting those brain cells working and picking up some German as well. And you don’t need internet for it!
Newbie: Perfect for those who don’t know any or know very little German
Handy: Ideal if you already know quite a few words, but want to practice them and learn more
Guru: Try this level if you already have a strong German vocabulary, but want to improve it further
One bit of warning: at Guru level I came across a word which has several German possibilities to translate and I could not work out which one was needed. In the end I looked it up in the dictionary and found the correct one for the game straight away. This might happen to you at any level. So if you need to look things up in the dictionary, don’t see it as failure, see it as an extra bit of practice!
I’ll leave you with their video (which unfortunately shows the French game) to see how it works while I’m back to my phone finding more words ☺