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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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Hi Paul,
Don't worry, we know that most of our users don't have iPads, which is why most of our learning materials are freely available on the website. We think that in the future more people will have smartphones and tablet computers, so we are releasing applications for these devices. However, most of our time and money is going into the website.
I also have an out of date mobile phone (a Nokia 1200), so don't imagine that everyone working for LearnEnglish has the latest iPhone!
Best wishes,
The LearnEnglish Team

I am agree with you Adam, if we want to learn English eagerly there are many free meterial around us, beside making use of internet we can borrow english gramer, reading and vocabulary books from library.The most important treasure is persistence and if we hide behind our excuse nothing will change anything in our lives so if you haven an ipad it shall you useful but if not it is not so important to advance.Consumer culture is threating us and our next generation's future. hii all young people. 

Yes ., for me is necesary to have  this web site ,I want to learn  right accent of english language .

Good Site to studying English ! (^.^)

i like this site :)

Great!!!, Its good for learning proper accent

such a marvellous web site for learning english.
Thank you.