Based on the best-selling book 'Sound Foundations' by pronunciation expert Adrian Underhill, Sounds is Macmillan's mobile English pronunciation app for both students and teachers. The free version includes Interactive Phonemic Charts for British English and American English, as well as some taster activities. In the Premium version (£3.99) you can look up, listen to and record words in the WORDLIST; PRACTISE your pronunciation skills; test yourself with the pronunciation QUIZZES; use the phonemic TYPEWRITER; and LEARN with Top Tips, videos and more.
WHAT I THINK
The video above shows the iPhone version, and the app looks even better on the big iPad display. If you are interested in learning (or want to teach) the phonemic alphabet, it's worth investing in the premium version. I wish I'd had it when I was doing my TEFL course back in the eighties! And even if phonemic symbols are not your cup of tea, you should download the free version and play around with that—it's quite addictive. For more information, read reviews here and here, or visit the dedicated website.
Hook your iPad up to a videoprojector and use the app for classroom games.