Imitating a Hot Puzzle Game for English Vocabulary Exercise in E-book System

  • Tien-Wen SungEmail author
  • Ting-Ting Wu
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 10108)


Pure memorization of English words are usually uninteresting and provides limited help to the improvement of English proficiency. This paper imitates the popular block elimination puzzle game of Candy Crush Saga to develop a similar mobile game about English vocabulary elimination. The proposed puzzle game in this paper is used as an integrated tool with an e-book reading system and is utilized for vocabulary practices and examinations. The design and implementation of the proposed tablet-based mobile game aims to make English vocabulary learning more interesting and motivated. The purpose is to provide a game-based tool for English as a Second Language (ESL) learners to improve their English learning efficiency.


Puzzle game English vocabulary E-book English learning 



This work is supported in part by Fujian Provincial Key Laboratory of Big Data Mining and Applications, Fujian University of Technology, China and supported in part by Ministry of Science and Technology, Taiwan under grant MOST 103-2511-S-224-004-MY3, MOST 104-2511-S-224-003-MY3, and MOST 105-2628-S-224-001-MY3.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Fujian Provincial Key Laboratory of Big Data Mining and Applications, College of Information Science and EngineeringFujian University of TechnologyFuzhouChina
  2. 2.Graduate School of Technological and Vocational EducationNational Yunlin University of Science and TechnologyDouliouTaiwan

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