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The Story of Max™

iPhone / iPad
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This is an excellent resource for all ESL students. Actors can easily get a standard accent for auditions and roles.

OTHER AAT APPS: American Accent and The Story of Max in Chinese and Japanese, Sing-Along Song Bird, Complete Verb Tenses, Mr. Thingamajig, Jokes with Explanations and Audio, as well as The Four Gospels with popular verses spoken aloud.

Learn pronunciation, word connections and the American speech music in an entertaining story format. You can use your iPhone headphones to listen, record on the digital recorder, and compare yourself with the model audio.

It’s fun! It’s easy! It’s effective!

Designed by Ann Cook, author of the best-selling American Accent Training, the Story of Max is an amazingly easy way to work on your American accent. It’s perfect for beginning, intermediate and advanced students.

This is the story of Max, an Italian bodybuilder who visits America for a while. He gets into all kinds of trouble, meets a lot of people, and generally has a great time. It is a series of nine vignettes, each with text and audio. The text is both regular and phonetic, with the intonation marked in bold so you can see the stress points and hear them in the audio. There is audio for all text and a recorder on every screen so you can record yourself and compare your voice with the model audio.

Feature Summary:
Story of a charming Italian bodybuilder visiting America
Chapters covering different verb tenses, which are highlighted in green
Clearly marked intonation
Phonetic transcription of each chapter
Audio for each chapter, performed by a professional voice over actor
Digital recorder on every screen

Coming soon: American English: Grammar & Accent, British vs. American English, Punctuation & Spelling, Syllable Rules, Pronunciation Flashcards.


Compatible with iPhone and iPod touch(No Recorder for the iPod)
Requires iPhone 2.0 Software Update

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