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Description

The ultimate mobile English pronunciation aid, for both students AND teachers. Sounds helps you study, practise and play with pronunciation wherever you are.

This free version includes Interactive Phonemic Charts for British English and American English. Tap to hear a sound, or tap and hold to hear the sound and an example word.

In the Premium version (now available) you can look up, listen to and record words in the WORDLIST; PRACTISE your pronunciation skills; test yourself with the pronunciation QUIZZES; use the phonemic TYPEWRITER; and LEARN with Top Tips, videos and more!

*** 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.” ***

FREE VERSION FEATURES:

- Interactive Phonemic Chart with high quality audio
- Work in British or American English, and switch between them at any time
- Instructions
- ‘Introduction to the Chart' video
- Tasters of both the Practice and Quiz modes from the Premium version

IN ADDITION, THE PREMIUM VERSION INCLUDES:

- Vocabulary Wordlist (with over 650 words):
> Phonemic transcriptions and audio
> Record your own pronunciation
> Buy additional wordlists in American and British English as in-app purchases
> All new wordlists include both words and phrases
> Show/Hide primary stress marks
- Practice Activities (Listen, Read and Write)
- Quizzes ('3 Minutes' & '3 Lives' modes)
- Phonemic Typewriter for free practice
- Top Ten Tips for Students
- Top Ten Tips for Teachers, including new lesson plans
- ‘Teaching with the Chart' workshop video

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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!”

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For more information about the chart, the choice of vocabulary included in the Wordlist, and the benefits of Sounds: The Pronunciation App for both language teachers and students, visit the website at www.soundspronapp.com

 Free in iOS App Store

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Version History

Launched Apr 01, 2011 (over 7 years ago).

Releasing new versions every 6 months, on average.

Sep 27
2015
(Current)
Version 3.3

IOS8 compatible!
Initiative Wordlists added!

Nov 14
2013
Version 3.0

Fully compatible with iOS7

Jun 05
2012
Version 2.0.1

Minor fix.

Apr 02
2012
Version 2.0

Updated instructions video

Jul 26
2011
Version 1.5

Minor bug fix.

Jul 07
2011
Version 1.4.3

Tasters of Practice and Quiz modes from the Premium version to show how these modes function.

Jun 05
2011
Version 1.2.5

Bug fix to resolve the sound problem some users were experiencing.

May 20
2011
Version 1.1.5

Small fix.

May 16
2011
Version 1.1

- Now with British English and American English charts.
- Optimised for the iPad.

Apr 01
2011
Version 1.0

Previous 3 versions
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