Learn British English Pronunciation

Phonetics

Introduction to the Phonemic Chart

What is the IPA? It is the International Phonetic Alphabet and contains letters and symbols. Once you have watched all these videos, you will be able to answer the following question: what is the phonetic spelling of a word?

Through this course you will learn to recognise and use symbols and sounds of the international phonetic alphabet. These phonetic symbols are present in the dictionary. You will learn how to use phonetic symbols with examples, familiarising yourself with the IPA alphabet and the IPA symbols chart, or phonemic chart.

You can also download the Phonemic Chart:

What is the IPA? How can it be used?

Introduction to the phonemic chart and the IPA, international phonetics alphabet

Pronunciation of -s endings

Pronunciation of -ed endings

40 commonly mispronounced words

Tongue twisters – part 1

Tongue twisters – part 2

Connected Speech in spoken English

 

Consonant Sounds (24 phonemes)

Consonant Sounds in the Phonemic Chart

Consonant Sounds
/ð/ Consonant sound (video 1/24)
/ʤ/ Consonant sound (video 2/24)
/z/ Consonant sound (video 3/24)
/b/ Consonant sound (video 4/24)
/v/ Consonant sound (video 5/24)
/d/ Consonant sound (video 6/24)
/g/ Consonant sound (video 7/24)
/ʒ/ Consonant sound (video 8/24)
/θ/ Consonant sound (video 9/24)
/ʃ/ Consonant sound (video 10/24)
/s/ Consonant sound (video 11/24)
/p/ Consonant sound (video 12/24)
/f/ Consonant sound (video 13/24)
/t/ Consonant sound (video 14/24)
/ʧ/ Consonant sound (video 15/24)
/k/ Consonant sound (video 16/24)
/m/ Consonant sound (video 17/24)
/n/ Consonant sound (video 18/24)
/ŋ/ Consonant sound (video 19/24)
/h/ Consonant sound (video 20/24)
/l/ Consonant sound (video 21/24)
/r/ Consonant sound (video 22/24)
/w/ Consonant sound (video 23/24)
/j/ Consonant sound (video 24/24)

Short Vowel Sounds

Introduction to all the short vowel sounds
/ɪ/ Short Vowel Sound
/ɛ/ or /e/ Short Vowel Sound
/ə/ Short Vowel Sound
/æ/ Short Vowel Sound
/ʌ/ Short Vowel Sound
/ɒ/ Short Vowel Sound
/ʊ/ Short Vowel Sound

Long Vowel Sounds

Introduction to Long Vowel Sounds
/iː/ Long Vowel Sound
/uː/ Long Vowel Sound
/ɜː/ Long Vowel Sound
/ɔː/ Long Vowel Sound
/ɑː/ Long Vowel Sound

Gliding Vowel Sounds – Diphthongs

Introduction to gliding vowel sounds or diphthongs

/əʊ/ Diphthong
/eə/ Diphthong or gliding vowel sound
/aʊ/ Diphthong or gliding vowel sound
/ʊə/ Diphthong or gliding vowel sound
/ɔɪ/ Diphthong or gliding vowel sound
/aɪ/ Diphthong or gliding vowel sound
/eɪ/ Diphthong or gliding vowel sound
/ɪə/ Diphthong or gliding vowel sound

Speech Tips

How to pronounce Days of the week
How to pronounce Months
How to pronounce Seasons
How to pronounce Countries
How to pronounce the Alphabet

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