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Mr. Thing-a-ma-jig

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“Mr. Thing-a-ma-Jig”

This is an excellent resource for all ESL students who need to learn the very common substitution words that Americans use in everyday conversation. Mr. Thing-a-ma-jig tells an amazing story full of doohickeys, thingamajigs and whatchamacallits. Fortunately, it’s translated into regular English so you can see what the terms actually mean. There is a recorder available so you can record yourself and compare your voice with the model audio.

Learn vocabulary and pronunciation as well as the American accent for how the vocabulary sounds in context. This will let you hear the word connections and intonation patterns of common phrases, old and new. You can use your iPhone headphones to listen, record on the digital recorder, and compare yourself with the model audio. (Works great on the iPod, but the recorder doesn’t appear on it. Sorry!)

It’s fun! It’s easy! It’s effective!

Designed by Ann Cook, author of the best-selling American Accent Training, Mr. Thing-a-ma-jig is an amazingly easy way to work on your American accent and vocabulary skills. It’s perfect for beginning, intermediate and advanced students.

Feature Summary:
Slang, colloquial speech and idiomatic expressions
Translation of terms and vocabulary
Professional model audio
Digital recorder on every screen

Works well with our Accent App, Jokes App and The Story of Max App.

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


Compatible with iPhone and iPod touch
Requires iPhone 2.0 Software Update

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