LearnEnglish Sounds Right 4+

English Pronunciation Chart

British Council

Designed for iPad

    • 4.2 • 20 Ratings
    • Free



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!

Please contact us at learnenglish.mobile@britishcouncil.org if you have any comments or ideas for future versions.

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What’s New

Version 2.1.0

- We've added full support for the latest version of iOS!
- We've re-recorded the phoneme sounds for much better audio quality!
- We've fixed an error in one of the phonemic symbols (thanks for your feedback!)
- We've made some other minor backend improvements to make the app work better

We hope you enjoy using the app. If you have any feedback or suggestions, please email us at learnenglish.mobile@britishcouncil.org with your ideas. Happy studying!

Ratings and Reviews

4.2 out of 5
20 Ratings

20 Ratings

Wandermust ,

Fun with English

--Update: I intended four stars. Don't know what happened. Again, good work. --

As a linguist it was quite fun to find this app in the store. I'm sure I'll be pulling it out to explain basic concepts to friends and family. Thanks for the hard work. Beautifully done.

Three tips. First, it would be nice to have each sound recorded in word initial, medial, and final position, where possible. Currently the reasoning behind the selection of words is unclear.

Second, two symbols are off. You've a trilled 'r' were an approximate is intended (should be U+0279, SMALL LETTER TURNED R). Also, I believe you have the wrong sound for your unrounded open-mid back vowel (U+028C, SMALL LETTER TURNED V), though this may be a dialect difference.

Third, it would be nice to have several major dialects to choose from. As an American immigrant to Australia, I can tell you two I'd nominate for inclusion.

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 learnenglish.mobile@britishcouncil.org 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!

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