Welcome to the Pronunciation section of EnglishClub, where you'll find lessons and resources on the way we pronounce or say words in English, many with audio so you can listen.
What is Pronunciation? Pronunciation refers to the way in which we make the sound of words...
Pronunciation Terms Glossary of words and expressions used when talking about pronunciation
English is not Phonetic
Always remember that English is not "phonetic". That means that we do not always say a word the same way that we spell it.
Interactive Phonemic Chart
Click to hear each symbol and sample word. The symbols on this chart represent the 44 sounds used in British English speech.
Printable Phonemic Chart
The symbols on this chart represent the 44 sounds used in British English speech.
Pronouncing the Alphabet
Listen to how we say the letters of the alphabet; and learn how to pronounce them correctly.
Improve your pronunciation with MyEC - Join the Audio Speaking Group on MyEnglishClub and practise reciting our weekly podcasts. Teachers and advanced learners will give you pronunciation tips aided by the interactive phonemic chart.
English Phonetic Spelling
When speaking on the telephone, it is sometimes useful to spell a word using English Phonetic Spelling.
Table of contractions for the verbs be, have and will, with homophones and pronunciation tips
How to Pronounce the
How do we know when to say "the" or "thee"?
When to Say a or an
How do we know when to use the indefinite article a or an?
What is it?
What is Catherine Fanshawe talking about in this strange poem? And why is this riddle in the EnglishClub pronunciation section?
Tongue-twisters are phrases that "twist your tongue". These English tongue-twisters are very difficult to say, even for native English speakers!