The ultimate mobile English pronunciation aid, for students and teachers. Based on the best-selling “Sound Foundations” by Adrian Underhill, Sounds helps you study, practise and play with pronunciation wherever you are.
- Practise, practise, practise! In the App you’ll find three different practice modes – listening, writing and reading. You can either work using a random selection of words from the Wordlist, or select a particular sound (or combination of sounds) that you’d like to focus on and practise just those.
- Interactive phonemic chart
The chart shows all the sounds of English, divided into three sections: vowels, dipthongs (double vowels) and consonants. You can tap on a symbol to hear the sound, or tap and hold to hear the sound plus an example word. Listen to either British or American English.
You can view the chart in either portrait or landscape mode, just by rotating your device.
We’ve made a short video guided tour of the chart, explaining the different sections. You can also view this video from inside the App.
- Vocabulary Wordlists
The App includes a carefully selected Wordlist with over 650 high frequency words used in the Practice and Quiz sections. Every word in the Wordlist has an audio recording – available in both British and American English – and comes complete with definitions from the Macmillan Dictionary.
Record, playback and compare your pronunciation with the model answer until your pronunciation is perfect!