Recommended Apps : Kindle and Google Play Books


 

Kindle Unlimited

Every language learner  should read books in a second language  since reading  is a open door to new  vocabulary and phrases . Kindle  and Google Play Books make  thousands of books available into your smart devices.

Kindle by Amazon

The Kindle app puts over a million books at your fingertips. It’s the app for every reader, whether you’re a book reader, magazine reader, or newspaper reader, you can choose from over a million Kindle books from the Kindle Store.

Benefits:
  • Read Free Books—Choose from thousands of free ebooks.
  • Easily shop for ebooks, including new releases 
  • The Kindle app has a built-in dictionary that allows you to look up words instantly while you’re reading your ebooks. 
  • Read the first chapter of a book for free before you decide to buy.
  • Choose your preferred font size, screen brightness, background color, and orientation  to read your books.
Google Play Books

There  are  millions of books on Google Play including new releases, New York Times® bestsellers, textbooks and free classics. 

Benefits:
  • Read offline
  • Bookmark pages, highlight text, and add notes
  • Elegant 3D page turns 
  • Bookmarks, notes, and reading positions are synced across your phones, tablets and computers.
  • Select fonts, font size, and layout for flowing text books
  • Choose day, night, and sepia reading modes
  • Listen to books with text-to-speech when publisher allows.
  • Upload PDF or EPUB files to your library
  • Over 4 million books in every imaginable category
  • Textbooks available for rental or purchase.
  • Millions of free books available instantly.
  • Read free chapters for preview from every book

Google  Play Books has a liitle bit of an edge over Kindle because PDF and EPUB files  can be  found everywhere through google  such as the game of thrones book , Once  you have the EPUB files on your desktop  , you can upload it to  play.google.com to read online or offline on your mobile device. 

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Recommended Android App: MusixMatch


MusixMatchYou probably were  familiar with the defunct music app TuneWiki, which  was famous  for providing lyrics to our songs in our mobile phones. Musixmatch is as far as I know the only solid choice  so it is on my must-have apps list

Why would a learner install this app?

You must be well-acquainted with the main four language skills; listening, reading, speaking and writing. The first two are receptive skills and the last two are productive skills. You might be wondering  what that has to do  with installing the musixmatch app and the answer is simple , you must be good at listening and reading  to be able to produce language . There is no other way to learn than by  reading and listening . That’s the way we learn new things, if we don’t use our receptive skills, we get stuck in our language learning.

Listening is  important as long as we understand what we are listening, otherwise it would be considered noise and that ‘s where MusixMatch comes  into play, it help us deal with complex lyrics since  some of them tend to be difficult to understand when we listen to them for the  first time.

Have you  given it a try on your mobile phone or desktop computer? are you delighted with it? Check it out