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This article was published on May 13, 2014

New Google Chrome experiment: Spell Up word game helps you improve your English using your own voice

New Google Chrome experiment: Spell Up word game helps you improve your English using your own voice
Emil Protalinski
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Emil was a reporter for The Next Web between 2012 and 2014. Over the years, he has covered the tech industry for multiple publications, incl Emil was a reporter for The Next Web between 2012 and 2014. Over the years, he has covered the tech industry for multiple publications, including Ars Technica, Neowin, TechSpot, ZDNet, and CNET. Stay in touch via Facebook, Twitter, and Google+.

Google today released a new Chrome experiment called Spell Up, a word game designed to help improve your grasp of the English language using only your voice. You can try out what the company calls a “virtual spelling bee, with a twist” at chrome.com/spellup.

Since this is a Google project, Spell Up works best in Chrome on your computer as well as in Chrome on Android phones and tablets. Unfortunately, on Chrome for iOS you’ll need to type rather than talk.

Google says it worked with game designers and teachers to make Spell Up “both fun and educational.” The goal is simple: correctly spell the words you hear. As you do, they will stack up to build a word tower, and the higher it gets, the more difficult the word challenges become.

As the game progresses, you’ll be asked to pronounce words correctly, solve word jumbles, and guess mystery words. You can also earn bonuses and coins to level up faster.

See also – Google and LEGO team up for new Chrome experiment that lets you build anything in your browser and New Chrome experiment: ‘A Journey through Middle-earth’ brings The Hobbit to your laptop, phone, and tablet

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