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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.


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.


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.


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I'm very happy you find our web site so interesting, but please don't get addicted to it!
If you know anyone else who you think would like it, please share it with them.
Best wishes,
The LearnEnglish Team

How or where can I copy the printed sounds from? For instance, I wanted to ask you the difference between /n/ and /   /  - the sound that comes after it . But I couldn't copy it and paste it. I hope you know what I mean.  Besides, I want to make a  word document with two lists,  voiced and the voiceless sounds but it is sooo difficult to find all the phonetic symbols.
Thanks for your kindness  :D

There are some web-based tools that can help with this.
Best wishes,
The LearnEnglish Team

Thanks a million Adam!!
I didn´t know these tools existed!!

if there is java version of this program, please suggest me.