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English phonetics

Practise and Learn: Phonetic symbols

pijltje Guide to English Phonetic symbols

pijltje Help your students hear the sounds of English by clicking on the symbols of this pronunciation chart - you can now install it on your own PC or Mac computer and use off line or in the classroom. To download the chart, simply click on the link below and then save the file to your desktop. You can then just click on the file to open it at any time. There is a version for a PC and a version for a Mac computer.

pijltje This web page is for people interested in learning the International Phonetic Alphabet (IPA) symbols. This is a useful skill for learners and teachers of English who may want to check the pronunciation of a word in a dictionary. Use the phonetic chart to learn the sounds of English. Then do a quiz to see how well you have learnt them.

pijltje You can take an entry and exit test, find a phonemic chart, take a quiz, play  phonemic hangman and phonemic flip, print phonetic flashcards (to focus on your problem symbols!  or to teach in secondary school J), find the odd phon’out, shoot a symbol, etc. Useful site to use in secondary school because of the fun aspect!

pijltje Some hotpotatoes exercise:

- Exercise 1

- Exercise 2

Phonetics guide

Ship or Sheep Third Edition:

- List of likely errors
- Soundbites
- Extra Practice

Listen and repeat
Tongue twisters


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Jen Van Loock
English teacher at KHK teacher training college Vorselaar, Belgium.