Start practising your English pronunciation with the British Council's free phonemic chart!

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!

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What’s New

Version 2.0.9

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Ratings and Reviews

4.6 out of 5
17 Ratings

17 Ratings

Mua liều ,

Good app

Very helpful but the sound was very small
I wish the creator will fix it

Developer Response ,

Hi there, thank you for your review. We are sorry the sound was too small for you. We are going to suspend this app very soon, it is unlikely we will update the app in the meantime. Please email us at for the PC version of the phonemic chart. Thank you!

sara Rauf 🌺🌺🌺 ,


Tomorrow I have an English exam and I need this app

Developer Response ,

Thanks a lot for your review and we hope you continue to enjoy learning English with our app!

musique toujours ,

very straightforward

I'm going to pursue a bachelor's degree in Linguistics with an emphasis in ESL, and I think this app will help me learn the IPA as well as with my teaching goals.
It's a very straightforward app, but very helpful.

I wish it was available for OS X (iMac and laptop).

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