Price: $1.99 Score: 9/10 Category: Entertainment
Twist Your Tongue – English Tongue Twisters, developed by Sound Apps Berlin, is a fun iPhone app that allows you to listen to all kinds of amusing tongue twisters. Perfect for anyone looking to amuse their kids (or maybe even for entertainers looking to improve their diction and elocution), this app is worth checking out.
Twist Your Tongue consists of 50 classic and new English tongue twisters, recorded by professional voices. For American speakers, the British recordings may sound a bit off in places, but they are still enjoyable. You can also listen as you read along with the full texts for each tongue twister. A nice touch is the fact that you can listen to the tongue twisters at full speed, as well as more slowly.
Altogether, there are five modes: Random, List, Play, Record and Create. They’re pretty self-explanatory, with the stand-out offering being the Create tool, perfect for sharing with friends, or recording tongue twisters from another generation, like your grandparents. It’s that ability to capture cultural touchstones that really makes this app more than the sum of its parts.
The interface is easy to navigate, and the ability to hear random tongue twisters is pretty cool. It’s well-designed, intuitive, and while it may be a little on the monochromatic side, it’s functional.
Students of foreign languages or non-native speakers of English may also enjoy other offerings from Sound Apps Berlin, including tongue twister apps in languages like French, German, and Spanish. But regardless of your language preferences, these tongue twisters are totally tons of top-notch fun (say that three times fast!)
Twist Your Tongue – English Tongue Twisters is compatible with iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, iPhone 4S, iPod touch (3rd generation), iPod touch (4th generation) and iPad. Requires iOS 5.0 or later.