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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.


 any chance to get this app for itouch?
looks good :)

Hi Paulandia,
Sounds Right is not currently available on the iPad touch, but it is a common request so it'll be something we consider for a future release.
Thanks for your feedback - don't forget we have a number of apps that are available for the iPad touch - MyWordBook, LearnEnglish Elementary and Big City. Just go to the app store and search "british council"
Hope you enjoy them,
for the LE Mobile team

hi there it is an brilliant system
yes i am with Vladmire49
it will be more helpfull learning the phonetix
best regards

I don't have job to buy some English book I wish to study more but without money where to go :( . 
taught myself English language ( without teacher )  . Even I speak several languages too. 

Hi Shery,
You need an Apple iPad to download this app. If you have an iPad go to the App store and search for British Council or Sounds Right.
Best wishes,
Neil Ballantyne (for the LearnEnglish Mobile team)


 thank you :)

 hi,linhvien,me too,my name is emine ,I am from turkey,in istanbul..

sorry ,can I download it

 Sounds right is very good application.
Please make it for I pod touch or I phone.
Very very useful for the non-english speakers.