Our real-life texts are written and voice recorded in the first person to capture your interest and give you the confidence and motivation to speak about your own life experiences
Unlike most English language texts found on the Internet and on other language learning applications, our texts are based on real-life experiences. Most crucially, our texts are written in the first person.
As far as possible, the language in the texts resembles that of spoken English rather than formal written English. This has been achieved through the use of personal pronouns (I and we), fluency-boosting collocations, contractions (I’m instead of I am) and phrasal verbs.
Komified texts are aimed at pre-intermediate, intermediate, upper-intermediate and advanced level learners due to the completely random complexity of vocabulary, collocations and grammar structures. One text might be packed with new phrases and tricky grammar constructions, while you might be very familiar with the language in another text.
We don’t want you to just rush through all of our meticulously prepared texts.
That’s why we’ve come up with a multi-step plan to help you get the most out of each text:
Listen before you read and work with a text
Stop and start the audio as you are reading a text. While reading and listening, you may also click on any word or phrase in bold font to check out a target word or phrase’s definition, associated parts of speech (e.g. verb or adjective form of a word), collocations and example sentences to see how each word or phrase can be used in different contexts
A review of potentially sticky grammar and lexical points
An explanation of potential instances where negative language transfer might occur between Polish and English
A series of short exercises based on the comprehension of a text and the recall of key words and phrases
Add the words and phrases which interest you into your own Vocabulary folder. Take advantage of the option to write personalised sentences which contain each target word or phrase. You can even get your personalised sentences checked by an expert native speaker
Voice record your answers to a set number of discussion questions for each course. Each text is accompanied by several discussion questions, thus giving you the freedom to respond to those questions which you have a great deal to talk about
Share your life experiences with forum members based on the content of Komified texts. In Komi Chat, you can get clarification from an expert regarding sticky grammar points, as well as the meaning and various uses of words and phrases which appear in Komified texts and other materials