This blog has been designed to provide information about the activities held at the social studies bilingual sections in CPI Tino Grandío (Guntín,Spain). The English language and Social Studies teachers have elaborated most of the resources you can see but our "auxiliares de conversa" also have their own page and posts. Therefore everyone is invited to have a look .

Monday, August 27, 2012

ESL / EFL English sounds

Phonemes of the international phonetic alphabet used in English
If you are interested in learning the phonetic symbols of the English language, the BBC Learning English webside provides a good chart that summarizes them and that can be downloadable in a pdf version.

When trying to learn the sounds it is always a good idea to have a good chart with all the sounds.

Pronunciation tips - BBC learning English
However, this website provides many other useful sections such as an introduction, the sounds of English, features of English, quizzes and programmes. Most of the texts and audio files can be downloaded so that you can continue your study work off line.

The sounds of English section concentrates on those which can be confused by speakers of other languages.

In sum, this is an excellent site to improve one's English.

1 comment:

  1. Hi
    This isn't the English Phonetic Alphabet. It's the International Phonetic Alphabet and it doesn't work for English for many reasons. IPA was developed in France in 1886 so people could learn many languages at once. Unfortunately it doesn't work for English and other languages don't use it at all.
    There is an English Phonetic Alphabet that uses all computer keyboard symbols - this isn't it.