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LearnEnglish Sounds Right

Sounds Right is the British Council's first pronunciation chart for learners and teachers worldwide.

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LearnEnglish Sounds Right is the British Council’s free pronunciation chart for learners and teachers of English worldwide.

Learners of English

Do you have difficulty with the sounds and pronunciation of the English language, or with understanding the symbols of the phonemic alphabet? With LearnEnglish Sounds Right on your phone or tablet you can practise anywhere and anytime. Just tap a sound and you will hear it. Tap the downward arrow sign and listen to three example words with that sound.

Teachers of English

Do you use phonemic script in class to help your students with their pronunciation? With LearnEnglish Sounds Right installed on your class set of devices, or your students’ own devices, you can teach the individual sounds and symbols easily.

  • The pure vowels are arranged the same way as in the IPA chart: according to mouth shape (left to right, lips wide / round – top to bottom, jaw closed / open).
  • The diphthongs are grouped in rows according to their second sound.
  • The consonants are arranged from left (front of mouth) to right (back of mouth). The top two rows of consonants are paired (top row – unvoiced, second row – voiced). When you tap a plosive consonant, the schwa (ə) appears. This is because the plosives were recorded with a schwa for clarity.

We hope you enjoy using this chart! If you have any questions or comments, please feel free to leave a comment below.


Hello. Are all these expressions the same? How can I use them well?
It looks good.
It sounds good.
It feels good.
It seems good.
It appears good.
Can I say "The hotel has a nice view. It sounds lovely."?
Thank you.

Hello Ahmed Imam,
We'll be happy to answer your question but please first post it on a relevant page rather than an Apps page. This page is relevant, for example:
Posting questions on relevant pages helps other users to find useful information.
The LearnEnglish Team

I am an English teacher in China and I'm looking for a good app for my students to use for pronunciation practice. I like what I see here and I want to recommend your app to my students. However, they cannot access Google Play here. Is there another way for the android users in my class to download this app?

i can't use it to listen sound of each symbol

Is it for Windows too?

The apps isnot available on microsoft

Hi Experts,

I just want to download this useful app to my IPhone, but it seems that only run in Ipad. Is it possible to run in IPhone7? Thanks a lot!

the app is not available on Android.

Hello dear,
I wonder if there is an app like Which compatible for iPhone, please.