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Pride and Prejudice

Candide, ou l'Optimisme

Schachnovelle

Don Quijote

La Princesse de Clèves

Niebla

Grundlegung zur Metaphysik der Sitten

Das Urteil

Le Rouge et le Noir

Vocaboscope
is a vocabulary training app driven by your reading wishes.

Make a wish, and we’ll make sure you have enough vocabulary to understand the book, before actually opening it.

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1

Vocaboscope sees the vocabulary contained within a book, and identifies the meaningful words of a text.

  • function word
    ignored word
  • content word

David Copperfield

Whether
I
shall
turn
out
to
be
the
hero
of
my
own
life
,
or
whether
that
station
will
be
held
by
anybody
else
,
these
pages
must
show
.
To
begin
my
life
with
the
beginning
of
my
life
,
I
record
that
I
was
born
(
as
I
have
been
informed
and
believe
)
on
a
Friday
,
at
twelve
o’clock
at
night
.
It
was
remarked
that
the
clock
began
to
strike
,
and
I
began
to
cry

2

By comparing these words with your personal lexicon, Vocaboscope can predict whether you have assimilated enough vocabulary to read and understand this book on your own.

  • unknown word
  • known word

In this (fictional) situation, your vocabulary is not sufficient to ensure a smooth reading.

3

Luckily, you can tell Vocaboscope if you really wish to read the book. Let’s assume you are making this wish, and by an act of extreme courage, you also express the desire of reading two other books.

Hundreds of books are currently supported by Vocaboscope, and more are being added.

The Wheels of Chance

Frankenstein

David Copperfield

4

Vocaboscope’s objective is to fulfill your wishes, building daily custom vocabulary exercises, to help you memorize the very words to reach these multiple objectives.

These activities follow a spaced-repetition algorithm to optimise memorisation efficiency, and adapt their difficulty relative to your proficiency.

  • Scroll down to practice

5

After weeks of practice, you’ve fulfilled all your wishes: congratulations! There was no doubt about the outcome, and yet the moment when you start opening these books feels quite special.

6

Looking forward, you’ve become more optimist and ambitious, and you start considering wilder wishes.

Othello

On the Origin of Species

Meditations

Walden

The Wealth of Nations

Vocaboscope is a simple and humble vocabulary training application: we do not promise the moon, but we believe that a few words will make you discover other worlds.

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