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
*** Winner of the British Council ELTons Award 2012 for 'Innovation in learner resources'. The judges felt that “This is a great app – it is easy to navigate, user-friendly, thorough, and, I am sure, innovative.” ***
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.
*** Some of the great user reviews we’ve received:
“Excellent app for teachers and students alike. Takes the guesswork out of pronunciation and helps with memorisation of the chart.”
“I’m an ESL teacher in Mexico and cannot tell you how handy this app will be in my classes. I simply love it!”
“I’ve been studying for a TEFL qualification and I wish I’d found this app sooner!”
For more information about the phonemic chart, the choice of vocabulary included in the Wordlists, and the benefits of Sounds: The Pronunciation App for both language teachers and students, visit the website at www.soundspronapp.com
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Ratings and Reviews
The paid version doesn’t work don’t waste your money.
The free version is much better and stable than the paid one. I bought all the words and the now just doesn’t work. I already contacted the “contact us” but they just ignored me. I paid for the paid app, bought all the words list and the app just doesn’t work. It overlaps and you can’t see all the windows properly. And the “contact us” personal just doesn’t care, apparently, as they not even answer your questions regarding what you paid for and what you get. DON’t ever buy this app, use the free. PLEASE, I REQUEST A REFUND FOR THE WORDS LIST I PAID FOR AND THE PAID APP WHICH DOES NOT WORK.
Excellent for good teachers
This chart is a superb tool for perfect pronunciation. However, it can only work successfully if the teacher using it is fully confident in presenting the sounds and transposing vocabulary themselves into the phonemic sounds.
That takes experience and dedication.
This is a great app for more fluent non-native speakers that want to eradicate those pronunciation mistakes that all too often one is no aware off. For more fluent speakers it would be a great enhancement though to mark particular words as Favourites and have the ability to create new word list(s).
- Springer Nature Limited
- 19.5 MB
Requires iOS 6.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.
- Age Rating
- Rated 4+
- © 2011 Macmillan Publishers Ltd
- In-App Purchases
- General 2 British English £0.99
- Straightforward Upper Intermediate £0.99
- Straightforward Pre-intermediate £0.99
Up to six family members will be able to use this app with Family Sharing enabled.