Here we provide links to pronunciation sites for international & English Speaking Language students.

Because these sites use a range of audio applications, you may want to look at more than one for each heading to see which works best on the computer you are using.

Advice for improving your pronunciation of English

 

  1. Examples of Australian pronunciation
  2. Listen to and practise whole texts
  3. Grouping words and showing emphasis
  4. Intonation or music in speech
  5. Practice
  6. Dictionaries that will pronounce individual words for you
  7. Language specific pronunciation problems
  8. Pronunciation of easily confused sounds
  9. Pronunciation of individual sounds

 

Examples of Australian pronunciation

Most of the sites on the internet use British or American pronunciations. If you specifically want to practise Australian pronunciation, try these sites:


Listen to and practise whole texts

These links are just a start. Find other sites that match your own interests. If the computer you are using cannot read these file types, you may want to try practising sentences.

  • Dialogues (ra format - Making Friends; Apartment Hunting; At the Library; Asking for the Way; A Visit to the Advisor; Shopping; Going to a Party; Ordering Lunch; Going to a Movie; Dating)
  • Story archives from CNN (ram format sound & video)
  • Songs (flash)
  • Ghost stories (ram format)
  • Listening passages (ram format - Community Service; Sports; Education; Foreign Customs; Travel)
  • Simple dialogues (mp3 format - Asking About Someone; Describing Work; Daily Schedules ...)
  • Just for fun (text only - Try to Pronounce a Ridiculously Difficult Poem)

Grouping words and showing emphasis


Intonation or music in speech

Practice sentences


Dictionaries that will pronounce individual words for you

  • Merriam-Webster (many file formats - can adjust automatically for your computer; this site also has a thesaurus and a reverse dictionary that can be very useful for writing)

Language specific pronunciation problems

  • Language based directory of difficult sounds
    (Arabic, Chinese, Dutch, Farsi, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Gujurati, Hawaiian, Hebrew, Hindi, Hungarian, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Khmer, Korean, Lao, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Serbo-Croatian, Spanish, Swedish, Tagalog, Thai, Turkish, Urdu, Vietnamese, US-Southern)

Pronunciation of easily confused sounds


Pronunciation of individual sounds

All sounds

Consonants & Vowels