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BBC Learning English

BBC Learning English
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. QuizzesInteractive quizzes to test your knowledge of and help you learn about English pronunciation. Programmes Three radio programmes from 2005 on the topic of pronunciation.

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