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 2.0.7

* We've replaced the sound files for all the phonemes to correct a few issues. Thanks for all your feedback on these!
* Minor bug fixes

If you have any feedback or suggestions about this app, send us an email at, and enjoy your pronunciation practice. Thanks a lot!

Ratings and Reviews

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3 Ratings

RSoct20 ,

Just what my students need!

I’m a great believer in the importance of teaching good pronunciation. This App can allow students to be confident they’re getting the pronunciation right, when learning new vocabulary on their own.

Developer Response ,

Thank you for your review. We hope you enjoy learning with us. If you are interested in practising the pronunciation, do check out our LearnEnglish Podcasts app as well. It's a free app with regular new content. :)

Edu Gomes... ,


An excellent app

Developer Response ,

Thank you so much for your review and positive comment! Keep it up! :)

TeacherNick ,

Simple, clean and practical

Simple, clean interface with the sounds of English. Really useful for any learner of English and as a teacher I'll be using this a lot in the classroom. Thanks

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British Council
42.8 MB

Requires iOS 10.2 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.



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