The best way to know if you’re saying an English word correctly is to hear yourself say it. With that in mind, we created a safe place for you to listen to English words (spoken by our English native speaker) and record your attempts.
Not many of us like the sound of our recorded voice but if you’re able to pluck up the courage, it will open your ears to how you speak English.
Our Audio Lounge contains;
Enabling the recorder
The online recorder uses Flash Player so you might need to enable the recorder to use your computer’s microphone. The pop-ups (pictured) asks for your permission to use the camera and microphone on your computer or device. Please ignore the part about the camera. We are not using that feature here.
Just click the “allow” button and record some English.
Can’t hear our audio files?
Some devices won’t be able to use the media players in the audio lounge. Instead click on the underlined word underneath the media player to reveal the sound.
If you’re finding the sound quality on the playback poor, use a headset or separate microphone rather than the one on your computer or lap top.
Alternatives to Flash Player
Many browsers don’t support Flash so the Vocaroo sound recorder won’t work. Unfortunately we have been unable to find a cost effective alternative that works across a range of browsers.
- Mac Users (ipad, iphone etc.)
Try the QuickVoice Recorder. It’s free from the App Store.
- Windows Users
Windows has a built in sound recorder. Just click the Start button to reveal the start-up menu and do a search for Sound Recorder.
- Android Users
The Easy Voice Recorder from Google Play (app store) is easy to use and free.
Try an example…
Listen to our audio files and have a go yourself!
Record your voice by clicking the record button. When your done, hit the “listen” button to hear your recording. When you’re ready to make another recording, just click on the “retry” button.
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The words don’t sound the same
If your finding that your recordings don’t sound the same as our audio files, have a couple of tries. Some words take a bit of practice to master.
If they still don’t sound the same, try using our free reference charts to guide you through English sounds and spellings.
When you’re ready, try the Interactive English Alphabet
Discover the letters that make each sound within our English Phonics Charts