The Periodic Table of the Elements

Periodic Table Course Vocabulary | Grammar | IPA Symbols | Pronunciation


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IPA Symbols

The International Phonetic Alphabet (IPA) is an alphabetic system of phonetic notation that was devised in the 19th century as a standardised way of representing the sounds of speech in written form. The British English IPA chart consists of 44 symbols representing the pure vowels (monophthongs), the gliding vowels (diphthongs), and the consonant sounds of spoken British English. The Britlish Library contains a wealth of Activities to help you to learn, remember, and use the British English IPA symbols efficiently whether you are a student or a teacher.


No matter how good your English grammar and vocabulary may be, if your pronunciation is so bad that nobody can understand a word you say, then your English won't be much good as a means of communication. You might be good at grammar, have a broad vocabulary, and be able to explain all the aspects and tenses of English, but it's not much good if you can't be understood when you speak. I have designed these Activities to help you to improve your pronunciation, as well as other areas of your English.

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How to say all of the 118 elements of the periodic table while learning about comparatives and superlatives. For those students who have an interest in the periodic table and the chemical elements or who have to learn them in English, this lesson will ensure that you can correctly pronounce them all with a British accent. Some of the elements are pronounced differently in American English. This lesson also looks at superlatives and comparatives in English. Most of the information about the elements contains comparative or superlative forms to give you plenty of examples of how to use them.  

Periodic Table Course


H - Hydrogen

He - Helium

Li - Lithium

Be - Beryllium

B - Boron

C - Carbon

N - Nitrogen

O - Oxygen

F - Fluorine

Ne - Neon

Na - Sodium

Mg - Magnesium

Al - Aluminium

Si - Silicon

P - Phosphorus

S - Sulphur

Cl - Chlorine

Ar - Argon

K - Potassium

Ca - Calcium

Sc - Scandium

Ti - Titanium

V - Vanadium

Cr - Chromium

Mn - Manganese

Fe - Iron

Co - Cobalt

Ni - Nickel

Cu - Copper

Zn - Zinc

Ga - Gallium

Ge - Germanium

As - Arsenic

Se - Selenium

Br - Bromine

Kr - Krypton

Rb - Rubidium

Sr - Strontium

Y - Yttrium

Zr - Zirconium

Nb - Niobium

Mo - Molybdenum

Tc - Technetium

Ru - Ruthenium

Rh - Rhodium

Pd - Palladium

Ag - Silver

Cd - Cadmium

In - Indium

Sn - Tin

Sb - Antimony

Te - Tellurium

I - Iodine

Xe - Xenon

Cs - Caesium

Ba - Barium

La - Lanthanum

Ce - Cerium

Pr - Praseodymium

Nd - Neodymium

Pm - Promethium

Sm - Samarium

Eu - Europium

Gd - Gadolinium

Tb - Terbium

Dy - Dysprosium

Ho - Holmium

Er - Erbium

Tm - Thulium

Yb - Ytterbium

Lu - Lutetium

Hf - Hafnium

Ta - Tantalum

W - Tungsten

Re - Rhenium

Os - Osmium

Ir - Iridium

Pt - Platinum

Au - Gold

Hg - Mercury

Tl - Thallium

Pb - Lead

Bi - Bismuth

Po - Polonium

At - Astatine

Rn - Radon

Fr - Francium

Ra - Radium

Ac - Actinium

Th - Thorium

Pa - Protactinium

U - Uranium

Np - Neptunium

Pu - Plutonium

Am - Americium

Cm - Curium

Bk - Berkelium

Cf - Californium

Es - Einsteinium

Fm - Fermium

Md - Mendelevium

No - Nobelium

Lr - Lawrencium

Rf - Rutherfordium

Db - Dubnium

Sg - Seaborgium

Bh - Bohrium

Hs - Hassium

Mt - Meitnerium

Ds - Darmstadtium

Rg - Roentgenium

Cn - Copernicium

Nh - Nihonium

Fl - Flerovium

Mc - Moscovium

Lv - Livermorium

Ts - Tennessine

Og - Oganesson

Periodic Table

There are 118 elements on the Periodic Table of Elements. Lots of students have to memorise all the names and symbols of the 118 elements. If you need to learn the names of the elements and their symbols in British English, this course has been made for you. 

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Periodic Table Challenge

In this challenge, you will have to give the names of 20 elements from their symbols. There are 118 elements in the periodic table of elements, so you will have to name and identify 20 random elements each time you do the challenge.

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Periodic Table of Elements Crossword 1

In this crossword puzzle the answers are the names of the 23 elements given in the clues as their symbols. 

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Periodic Table of Elements Crossword 2

In this crossword puzzle the answers are the names of the 19 elements given in the clues as their symbols. 

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