That should only be required for the tedious learning portion that does reverse choices, after that it stops and reviews are audio prompt to sentence selection. It’s less tedious on mobile as you just tap on the button to play it. Memrise should make the desktop emulate that since it does it anyway if I had activated the “audio testing” in settings. You can submit a bug report if that’ll help since I agree it is annoying (more so when it offers up to 8 audio selections).
I’m hesitant to add audio -> Japanese vocab since kanji actually gives away a lot when you get enough under your belt. You’ll know how to pronounce it but not really know its meaning. What you can do is do self testing bias where in you guess the kanji word and its pronunciation when given the English prompt. If you don’t know the audio for sure, just select “show answer” even if you know the kanji part of the answer. On mobile you purposely select the wrong answer. This is similar advice I offer to those that want writing input testing. Instead of making the test hard for everyone, the individual makes it hard for themselves. I still have audio testing activated, but based on my personal experience I might remove it later.
The sentence part ultimately is training the student for the upcoming immersion courses which are more so audio to Japanese sentence (I figured a way to add new vocabulary so that’ll also be added). While tedious, it’s good to test your ability to understand spoken sentences and select the correct text.
Fair warning, after level 10 there are no more English -> Japanese sentences. If there’s a big call for it, I can duplicate the levels and change those to be English -> Japanese, but I do ask you at least give it a shot. In the long run, you want to be able to hear Japanese and find the correct Japanese sentence instead of forcing translation every test.
EDIT: Ok, I notice it’s fairly easy to “suspend” parts of the course. As such, it is possible to duplicate both Sentences and Vocabulary. One will test English -> Japanese. Second would test Audio -> Japanese vocabulary. That’ll allow those that like to keep it “Japanese Only” a good option and those that prefer to translate the other. A third group would do both.
I’ll experiment with adding those lessons and give a note that people can suspend the levels they don’t want.