Thursday, January 24, 2013

Fantastic pronunciation app

This is a great app if you want to work on your pronunciation:  
The app is not free- but is on sale for 1,99GBP until the 2nd February.

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.

How do you say...

We’ve carefully selected over 650 words for the included Wordlist. These are also used in the Practice and Quiz sections. Every word in the Wordlist has an audio recording that goes with it.  You have the option of selecting either British or American English for use in the App.
The selected vocabulary shows how sounds are used at the beginning, middle and end of words and are all high frequency words (red Words in the Macmillan English Dictionary).
You also have the ability in the App to record your own pronunciation of a word and play it back, then compare it with the model we provide. You can do this as many times as you like, until your pronunciation is perfect!

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