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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.


sory , is this applicatino just for ipad ?

Hello Shamselkon,
Yes, this application is just for iPad at the moment. If you don't have an iPad, you may also use the tool here in the webpage.
The LearnEnglish Mobile Team

This game is very beautiful because it helps the development of language in our words and they know the person Baalahrv pronunciation and words

 sorry, but i want to ask you if i can download the sound right to my lap or not and how !!!!!!!!!!!

Hello Hanan, 
You may bookmark this webpage to use the tool, but it may not be possible to download to your laptop.
The LearnEnglish Mobile Team

Hi, everyone i am new here, i wish to be friend with you

welcome  i hope to be  your i saw you from yeman  & iam sudanese  iam speaking arabic too

well,for me this is not so difficult.I learnt all this phonemic symbols two months ago,and tomorrow I am going to have an exam of this but including elision,assimilation,coalescence,linking 'r',and that is so difficult :/
sorry ,my grammar is so bad because I am here,I would like to learn and practice using grammar

Hello MissPiggy,
We are now developing LearnEnglish Grammar app which may help you. Keep an eye on our mobile learning webpage. More details will come later.
The LearnEnglish Mobile Team

yep its good but idont know how its work for..