Sounds: The Pronunciation App
By Macmillan Education
This app is only available on the App Store for iOS devices.
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
What's New in Version 3.42
- Fixed the networking security issue when downloading the content.
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.
Broken on iPad!
Used to be fine, latest version, on iOS 9.3.3 at least, always starts and stays in portrait mode and many of the screens are unusable as either the pop up phonetic keyboard covers the input field, or, as in the case with their "contact me" screen, the buttons are off-screen and cannot be brought back by dragging or resizing (neither of those are enabled)
Waste of money
Absolutely waste of money. I downloaded multiple packs of words and all of them are just normal words. Child can pronounce very easily. Do not waste your money. It's expensive and believe me you won't learn any complicated pronunciation which you were expecting from this app.
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- Category: Education
- Updated: 01 March 2016
- Version: 3.42
- Size: 19.5 MB
- Language: English
- Developer: Macmillan Publishers Ltd
- © 2011 Macmillan Publishers Ltd
Compatibility: Requires iOS 6.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.
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