Full Guide to English Pronunciation

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 What’s English Pronunciation?

English Pronunciation is a way in which a word or language is spoken. 

Good English pronunciation is an essential part of good communication.

If you don’t have a clear English pronunciation, other people may not understand what you’re saying.

Mistakes in pronunciation can cause major misunderstandings.

What are Phonemes?

Phonemes are the different sounds within a language.

The set of Phonemes are divided in two categories:

  • Vowel Sounds
  • Consonant Sounds.
  • Diphthongs

All 43 Sounds in English together can be easily represented in a chart, that chart is called The International Phonetic Alphabet which is an alphabetic system of phonetic notation.

Additional to The British Council  Interactive Phonemic Chart, you can download a poster of each symbol found in it.

The posters are in Portable Document Format (pdf), each poster come with examples.

Phonemic Symbols Posters Download

Videos

The following sections are made of posts about how to pronounce vowel, consonant and diphthong sounds correctly.

Each post has between 2 or 3 videos to make learning phonetics easier.

English Pronunciation: Vowels

How to Pronounce The /ɪ/ sound CorrectlyVideo 1Video 2Video 3
How to Pronounce The /æ/ Sound CorrectlyVideo 1Video 2Video 3
How to Pronounce The /ʌ/ Sound CorrectlyVideo 1Video 2Video 3
How to Pronounce The /ɔ:/ Sound CorrrectlyVideo 1Video 2Video 3
How to Pronounce The /u:/ Sound CorrectlyVideo 1Video 2Video 3
How to Pronounce The /ʊ/ Sound correctlyVideo 1Video 2Video 3
How to Pronounce The /ɜ:/ Sound CorrectlyVideo 1Video 2Video 3
How to Pronounce The /ɑ:/ Sound CorrectlyVideo 1Video 2Video 3
How to Pronounce The /e/ Sound CorrectlyVideo 1Video 2Video 3
How to Pronounce The /ə/ Sound CorrectlyVideo 1Video 2Video 3
How to Pronounce The /ɒ/ Sound CorrectlyVideo 1Video 2Video 3
How to Pronounce The /eə/ Sound CorrectlyVideo 1Video 2Vide 3

English Pronunciation: Diphthongs

How to Pronounce The /eɪ/ Sound CorrectlyVideo 1Video 2Video 3
How to Pronounce The /əʊ/ Sound CorrectlyVideo 1Video 2Video 3
How to Pronounce The /aʊ/ Sound CorrectlyVideo 1Video 2Video 3
How to Pronounce The /ɪə/ Sound CorrectlyVideo 1Video 2Video 3
How to Pronounce The /aɪ/ Sound CorrectlyVideo 1Video 2Video 3
How To Pronounce The /ɔɪ/ Sound CorrectlyVideo 1Video 2Video 3

English Pronunciation: Consonants

These are some great videos that can help you with your English Pronunciation

How to Pronounce The /ʃ/ Sound CorrectlyVideo  1Video 2Video 3
How to Pronounce The /m/ Sound CorrectlyVideo  1Video 2Video 3
How to Pronounce The /ŋ/ Sound CorrectlyVideo  1Video 2Video 3
How to Pronounce The /l/ Sound CorrectlyVideo  1Video 2Video 3
How to Pronounce The /r/ Sound CorrectlyVideo  1Video 2Video 3
How to Pronounce The /θ/ Sound CorrectlyVideo  1Video 2Video 3
How to Pronounce The /ð/ Sound CorrectlyVideo  1Video 2Video 3
How to Pronounce The /ʤ/ Sound CorrectlyVideo  1Video 2Video 3
How to Pronounce The /k/ Sound CorrectlyVideo  1Video 2Video 3
How to Pronounce The /ʒ/ Sound CorrectlyVideo  1Video 2Video 3
How to Pronounce The /z/ Sound CorrectlyVideo  1Video 2Video 3
How to Pronounce The /t/ Sound CorrectlyVideo  1Video 2Video 3
How to Pronounce The /v/ Sound CorrectlyVideo  1Video 2Video 3
How to Pronounce The /s/ Sound CorrectlyVideo  1Video 2Video 3
How to Pronounce The /h/ Sound CorrectlyVideo  1Video 2Video 3
How to Pronounce The /ʧ/ Sound CorrectlyVideo  1Video 2Video 3
How to Pronounce The /w/ Sound CorrectlyVideo  1Video 2Video 3
How to Pronounce The /b/ Sound CorrectlyVideo  1Video 2Video 3
How to Pronounce The /f/ Sound CorrectlyVideo  1Video 2Video 3
How to Pronounce The /p/ Sound CorrectlyVideo  1Video 2Video 3
How to Pronounce The /d/ Sound CorrectlyVideo  1Video 2Video 3
How to Pronounce The /g/ Sound CorrectlyVideo  1Video 2Video 3
How to Pronounce The /n/ Sound CorrectlyVideo  1Video 2Video 3
How to Pronounce The /j/ Sound CorrectlyVideo  1Video 2Video 3