The ultimate interactive English pronunciation tool, for both students AND teachers. Sounds helps you study, practise and play with pronunciation wherever you are.
Based on the best-selling book 'Sound Foundations' by pronunciation expert Adrian Underhill, the app features a fully-interactive Phonemic Chart for both British and American English.
You can look up and listen to words and phrases in the WORDLIST, plus record and compare your own pronunciation. All wordlists now come complete with definitions, powered by Macmillan English Dictionary Online. If you’re using a Macmillan coursebook, you can now buy additional wordlists directly inside the app.
PRACTISE your pronunciation reading, writing and listening skills
Test yourself with one of the pronunciation QUIZZES
Use the phonemic TYPEWRITER for free practice
LEARN with lesson plans, videos and top tips for teachers, and study hints for students
Great tool for learning about pronunciation
Non-native speakers often find it hard to study pronunciation, as there are a lot of symbols and rules to follow. However, this app provides the phonemic typewriter which allows users to be more familiar with the phonemic characters and be able to recognise the importance of learning about English pronunciation.
Tips for using the product
COMPLETE FEATURE LIST:
► Interactive Phonemic Chart (British and American English) with high quality audio - tap to hear a sound, or tap and hold to hear the sound and an example word.
► Work in British or American English, and switch between them at any time.
► Vocabulary Wordlist (with over 650 words):
- Phonemic transcriptions and audio
- Record your own pronunciation
- Purchase new wordlists from directly inside the app. Wordlists are available for popular Macmillan coursebooks, as well as topic-based lists. New wordlists feature vocabulary, phrases and audio recordings.
- Turn stress marks on or off to view the primary stress mark in the Wordlist, Practice, Quiz and Type sections.
► Practice Activities (Listen, Read and Write).
► Quizzes (‘3 Minutes’ & '3 Lives' modes) for listening, reading and writing.
► Phonemic Typewriter for free practice.
► ‘Introduction to the Chart' video featuring Adrian Underhill.
► Three downloadable lesson plans for teaching with the Sounds app.
► Top Ten Tips for Teachers.
► Top Ten Tips for Students.
► ‘Teaching with the Chart' – complete workshop video with Adrian Underhill.
► Full Instructions.