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Pronunciation tips

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The sounds of English
There is a system of symbols for writing the sounds of English. We have a guide to these symbols and also videos to show how to pronounce each of the sounds.

There are also activities to practise identifying the difference between certain sounds which may sound similar.

Features of English

Information about different elements of English pronunciation.

There are also interactive and downloadable exercises to help you build your understanding of these areas.

Interactive quizzes to test your knowledge of and help you learn about English pronunciation.

Three radio programmes from 2005 on the topic of pronunciation. You can download the full programmes along with the script and audio examples.
About videos and quizzes
To watch the videos and do the activities and quizzes online you will need the free Flash Player software for your computer. If you don't have it, you can get it here*

*The BBC is not responsible for the content of other websites.

If you are not able to use Flash you can download all the videos and activities to your computer. Some of these files are very large so may take some time to download depending on the speed of your connection.