Sounds: the pronunciation app

Posted by on May 30, 2011

A new kid (or shall I say app) on the block, this super tool is based on the popular Sound Foundations book and chart, written by Adrian Underhill. It comes in two versions: a free app which includes the phonemic chart only, with the pronunciation of the phonemes and example words, and a premium edition (available for both Apple and Android operating systems) which you can see featured in the video below.

The premium version includes a carefully selected wordlist of over 650 words. Every word in the wordlist has an audio recording, and the selected vocabulary demonstrates how sounds are used at the beginning, middle and end of words. The wordlist only contains high frequency words (= red words in the Macmillan English Dictionary).

You can find out more about the apps on this dedicated website.

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