Sounds: The Pronunciation App

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    Published: 2012-09-06, by Manu Galvez.

    Sounds is an app that helps you to improve your pronunciation skills in English

    • Layout
    • UI
    • Sound quality
    • Practice and quiz
    • Learning curve


    As much important as knowing how to write English words is knowing how to pronounce them. For this reason, you should get used to the phonetic dictionary. If you've never studied phonetics, you will have to make an additional effort to learn them. Anyway, you can do it from this app since there's a phonetic chart that reproduces each sound. What's more, from "More" tab you can see app instructions and other phonetic lessons.

    Once you're familiar with it, you can start practicing by doing reading, writing or listening exercises. The more you practice, the better score you'll get on the Quiz.

    Sounds app is set on a neat layout which is simple and really easy to use. Sound quality is good as well as voice recognition. A really useful app for improving your language skills.

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    Sep 06, 2012


    The ultimate interactive English pronunciation tool, for both students AND teachers. Sounds: The Pronunciation App 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. 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
    LEARN with lesson plans, videos and top tips for teachers, and study hints for students


    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 and Quiz sections.
    Practice Activities (Listen, Read and Write).
    Quizzes (‘3 Minutes’ & '3 Lives' modes) for listening, reading and writing.
    ‘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.

    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

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