Cambridge English Pronouncing Dictionary English Pronunciation in Use Advanced


On this page you can find resources specific to English Phonetics and Phonology, including a glossary, extra material on laboratory phonetics, useful advice on typing phonetic symbols, and some links to more general Cambridge phonetics resources.

Extra exercises

These exercises accompany every unit of English Phonetics and Phonology. They are presented as interactive PDFs, so they can be completed online or printed out.


This clickable glossary for English Phonetics and Phonology explains the main technical terms used in phonetics.

Advice on typing phonetic symbols

As part of your study of English phonetics, you might want to type some text containing phonetic symbols. If you have not tried this before, this note should help you. There are two problems: the first is that of getting phonetic symbols to appear on your screen and on your printout. The second problem is that if you send your document to someone to read on their computer, they may not be able to see the symbols that you have inserted.

Laboratory phonetics

This extract from the third edition of English Phonetics and Phonology deals with laboratory phonetics. Peter Roach has also written an explanation of and description of the process involved in creating the spectrogram on the book's cover, and you can download it below.

General phonetics resources from Cambridge

Pronunciation animations

Pronunciation animations

These bright and lively animations illustrate the pronunciation of every sound in English. The integrated phonemic chart with audio is a useful reference tool.

Words Alive! Podcast

Words Alive! podcasts

Each podcast in this series by Richard Cauldwell focuses on one word in detail, providing examples of the ways in which it is pronounced on its own and in natural speech.