Number one for English language teachers

Sounds: The Pronunciation App

For fans of Adrian Underhill’s fantastic Interactive Phonemic Chart, this not-to-be-missed app is the ultimate mobile English pronunciation aid for teachers and students. Based on the best-selling Sound Foundations title, Sounds: The Pronunciation App helps you study, practise and play with pronunciation wherever you are.

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Winner of the prestigious British Council ELTons Award 2012 for Innovation in Learner Resources. The ELTons judges said: “This is a great App – it is easy to navigate, user-friendly, thorough, and, I am sure, innovative”.

Sounds is available for both Apple iOS devices (iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch) and Google Android-based devices.

There are two versions of Sounds available:

Sounds: The Pronunciation App Free Edition

Includes the Interactive Phonemic Chart. Tap to hear a sound, or tap and hold to hear the sound as an example word.

FREE VERSION FEATURES:

  • Interactive Phonemic Chart (British & American English) with high-quality audio
  • ’Introduction to the Chart’ video
  • Fully working demos of the Quiz and Practice sections from the Premium Edition

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Sounds: The Pronunciation App Premium Edition (£3.99 / $5.99)

Includes the ability to look up, listen to and record words in the WORDLIST, plus buy new wordlists directly inside the app; PRACTICE your pronunciation skills; test yourself with the pronunciation QUIZZES; use the phonemic TYPEWRITER; and LEARN with Top Tips, lesson plans, videos and more.

PREMIUM VERSION FEATURES:

  • Interactive Phonemic Chart with high-quality audio
  • Work in British or American English, and switch between them at any time
  • Vocabulary Wordlist (with over 650 words): full phonemic transcriptions and audio; record and playback your own pronunciation
  • Buy new wordlists directly in the app – wordlists are just £0.69 each. Choose from extra general English or Macmillan coursebook-based lists
  • Practice Activities (Listen, Read and Write)
  • Quizzes (’3 Minutes’ & ’3 Lives’ modes) for listening, reading and writing
  • Phonemic Typewriter for free practice
  • Top Ten Tips for Students
  • Top Ten Tips for Teachers
  • Teaching Plans for Teachers
  • ’Teaching with the Chart’ one-hour workshop video with Adrian Underhill

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For more information about the phonemic 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 http://www.macmillaneducationapps.com/soundspron. To download the free version of Sounds: The Pronunciation App for iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad, visit the iTunes App Store or the Google Play app store for Android devices.

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