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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, I am udhy. i`m new here and  I come from indonesia, Nice to meet you.

HI , my name is SHIMAA

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i want too...

Hi Shimaa!
I'm Long, i am from Vietnam, In my country, my name mean Dragon. Nice to meet you ^ ^!

hi my name ilham ...
im from indonesia....

I have just registed on this site in the hope to better my English (reading, writing and pronounciation plus spellings). But feeling bit low that the very first application I have come across this site is for ipad only is it possible to use this application on simple laptop or is there any similar application available on this site.
Any guidance would be highly appreciated.

Hi Urvi,
I think you can get most of the functionality of the iPad app from the flash activity at the top of the page. I don't have an iPad, so I'm not 100% sure!)
Do you need to be able to use it offline? We could look into making something similar available for download if there was a lot of interest.
The LearnEnglish Team

Thanks for your reply Adam,
It would be great if downloadable stuff is available. Especially for me. I can use it while on the train or any where.

Hi Urvi,
We have many audio files available for download and we hope to make some of our videos downloadable soon. We also have pdf activity packs that you can download of the exercises of many of our pages.
Is there a particular section you would like to be downloadable?
Best wishes,
The LearnEnglish Team

Hi, I`m new in this useful and necessary site. I hope i`ll be learned better English from this site. Bye.