eTenses is a program for learning the tenses of the English language, based on the well-known TV show "Polyglot" of the TV channel "Culture", dedicated to Dmitry Petrov's method for studying the English tenses of the Simple group.
The program includes files that make up an exercise on memorizing the constructions of simple tenses Present, Past, Future as part of affirmative, negative and interrogative sentences in relation to six pronouns (I, You, He, She, We, They), using 10 verbs: begin, help, hope, know, open, read, show, sleep, think, write. In total, the exercise contains 540 pairs of phrases.
The learning process is implemented by the following scheme:
1. Listening to a phrase in Russian
Study mode - 15 minutes a day.
You can scroll through the phrases manually (keys "Right arrow" and "Left arrow" on the keyboard, as well as "Up arrow" and "Down arrow" for re-listening) or automatically, for which you should uncheck the menu item "Swipe manually" in the program menu "File" . In the latter case, the intervals between phrases are set by the user in the automatic mode settings.
The program is portable, does not require installation and can be run from any media, including a flash drive.
In separate files, exercises for studying the Continuous and Perfect tenses are available for download. These exercises can be added to the program independently. Below is a list of additional file sets.
The installation of these add-on kits is simple: download the archive and unzip it into the Lessons directory, which is located next to the program's executable file, i.e. eTenses.exe.
The audio files of the exercises listed above were produced programmatically using text-to-speech programs using Microsoft's Speech API (SAPI) version 5 libraries, using specially prepared text files. Synthesized voices are characterized by a very mediocre quality of voice acting of the text.
License : freeware