These Powerpoint presentations are intended for classroom use and summarise the main points in the Introduction to the Sounds of English available on the main English page, with the exception of the unit on stress and intonation. The page references are to that introduction and answers to the exercises are included.. The phonetic symbols on this page and in the Powerpoint files will not display properly unless the silipa93 font is installed on your computer. In most cases, the installation will have to be repeated each time your computer is turned on but the process only takes a few seconds. On a few computers the installationwill not be possible and with some browsers the symbols may not appear properly on the web page even though they display in the normal way inside Word or Powerpoint files:
Introduction to the relationship between sounds and letters and to the terms `vowel' , `consonant' and `syllable', plus the distinction between stop, fricative and nasal consonants. Complete table of the symbols for English sounds.