The Sound of English

The original Pronunciation Studio course book – a practical guide to pronouncing the 44 sounds of standard (GB) English. 

The Sound of English includes the essentials of English pronunciation, ideal for those who want a fast and practical introduction to the full British English sound system. 

 

The Sound of English includes the essentials of English pronunciation, ideal for those who want a fast and practical introduction to the full British English sound system. 

What’s covered?

Mouth Position

Where to place the articulators for each of the 44 sounds. 

IPA

The 44 symbols (plus variations) of the English phonemic alphabet

Spelling to Sound

How to interpret written English into sounds and joining. 

Accent Variations

Ear training for common variations in English accents. 

I found it very interesting and useful. The teachers are fantastic. I would recommend this book to others. I love it!”

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MAYRA ALVAREZ

I (an ESL teacher) love it. Just the necessary amount of theory, a lot of drill though, practical and focusing on all the important details to help you sound better!”

★★★★★

A KUNDE

It’s a very lovely book and I really enjoyed it . I would recommend it to anybody passionate about English phonology.”

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Englishteacher

Contents:

INTRODUCTION CHAPTER
The Sounds of English & IPA

PART 1: Vowel Sounds
1: Schwa /ə/
2: Short Vowels
3: Long Vowels
4: Diphthong Vowels

PART 2: Consonant Sounds
5: Fricative Consonants
6: Plosive Consonants
7: Approximant Consonants
8: Nasals & Clusters

“All the tricks you need to know in order to sound like a native speaker. Highly recommended to all of those who want get their command of the English language to another dimension.”
Javier Fernandez Pena (Spanish Buzz, Toy Story 3). 

Course Book Formats

The Sound of English is available as an EBOOK including 3 versions: PDF (any device), EPUB (Apple devices) & WEB (online). 

Refined and Revised

Since 2012 over 10,000 learners have followed ‘The Sound of English’ at Pronunciation Studio.

2012

2018

2021

The course is now on its 3rd edition (2021). Everything our team of teachers has learnt working with learners from all over the world (100+ countries) has gone into producing and improving the course.