The Sounds of American English Learn
the sounds of American English with this complete
phonetics course from the
Click the buttons across the top. Video and audio clips
provided. Be patient as it takes a moment to
down to Mr. Thingamajig to avoid the registration. Listen to Mr.
Thingamajig's rapid, informal speech. Put your cursor on the
first word of each phrase in the list to hear common phrases
individually. On the left side are informational links without
audio on Intonation, Voice Quality, Word Connections,
Pronunciation, etc. The Phonetic experience is the link above
Pronunciation Videos Check
the archive on the right for alphabetized lists of academic words with
presentations showing how to pronounce them. Scroll down for several
videos under each letter.
the links on the left for initial, middle, and final sounds.
English Pronunciation Practice Interactive minimal pair
practice with words in context. Directions are given when you
click a link. Then click the Start button.
Pronunciation Exercises Practice
activities cover the Rhythm of English, the schwa, -ed endings,
College Lessons Thirteen
lessons on the Sounds of English with Quick Time movie on TH sounds and interactive
audio activities with
Phonetic Alphabet The table contains all of the
sounds (phonemes) used in the English language. Click on Amer
for American pronunciation of these sounds in words.
of Phonetic Transcription How
to read and write phonetic transcription in English.
Vowel Chart Skip
the registration and scroll to the interactive vowel chart for
clear enunciations of vowels on a chart that shows place of
articulation within the mouth.
Front Vowels Play
the video for a lesson on pronouncing the front vowels. Open the
audio file and minimize it. Open the Quia activity and restore
the audio file to listen.
Sounds and Clusters Click
the links to practice phrases and sentences with consonant
sounds and clusters. Click the audio link to play them.
Stress Patterns and Rhythm Interactive activities for
syllable and stress patterns, and rhythm
of Proverbs for Vowel and Consonant Practice Practice Pronunciation through
Proverbs. Gather a few friends and meet with a teacher in the
ESL Lab. This site does not have audio files.
Open the link to the
transcript of the poem and click the PLAY button. Recitation is
a great way to work on your pronunciation.
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