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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.


Hi delfi,

The Flash version above works on PC.


morning BC,

 I'm from sibolga,indonesia, I really like to visit your web to improve and increase my knowledge of English with u. It's usefull. I am wondering to use your game at my classroom, but How?





 really this program is very useful ...

but I have question, why and when (g) should be added  to   (ŋ)??? please I need an explanation !!!! because this sound drives me crazy...

Best Wishes

Hi Damo,

Good question. I'm not 100% sure myself and I wonder if there are any pronunciation experts who can answer this clearly.

A Google search of "ng sound followed by g sound" brings up some interesting forums but I can't find a definitive answer.

I think in many cases it's to do with accent.

Neil (LearnEnglish Mobile Manager)


hello Neil..

thank you for your reply...

I did use( Google search ) and  I found many things but, they were way over my head :(

anyway thank you so much :):)


Why doesnt have any android version?

I wanna learn English by easy way

hi. I'm from Vietnam. my English is not good. Please help me! Thanks so much

 hey there friends how are you doing ?
This is Hasib From AFGHANISTAN
who wants be my friends?
I wanna chat with him/her in english so our English will be improve.

Hi, my name is Andor   fom H.K.