The sounds of English

Phonics tool

Use this tool to show how the sounds of English can help in learning to read

Click to play 'Phonics tool'

The Skillswise phonics tool gives you the opportunity to discover the correspondence between sounds and letters. You can hear the sounds of English in five different accents, see and hear how the letters in written words convert into sounds and how they blend, practise identifying the sounds in written words for yourself and check your version and hear the word read out in the accent you have chosen.

Quick tips for tutors

You can use this game as a group activity on an interactive whiteboard in class, or suggest students play it at home.