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Monday, November 28, 2011

Sounds Right: Pronunciation Made Easy

Do any of you have iPads?  You can now have the sounds of English right at your fingertips. The British Council has come up with a pronunciation chart that you can now download on your iPad. Sounds Right is the British Council's first pronunciation chart for learners and teachers worldwide. This app is for the iPad.


  • 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).
  • Diphthongs are grouped in rows according to their second sound.
 You can read more about the app and read reviews on the iTunes Preview Page.

To get an idea of the benefits this particular app can have for you click on:  iPhone and iPad 

How to download on to your iPad

You must have an iPad.

  1. Browse via the App Store on your device, search for "Sounds Right" or "British Council". Or connect your device to your computer with iTunes and go to the App Store.
  2. Click on it and install.
  3.  It will appear in your menu.

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