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English Language Learning: Pronunciation Resources

Pronunciation Books

Improve your American English accent
Easy pronunciation : breakthrough audio method!
Mastering the American accent
English Conversation by Jean Yates
Speaking to be understood : English as a first or second language by Lillian Brown

Helpful Websites

English Listening Lesson Library Online
http://www.elllo.org/
ELLLO offers over 2,500 free listening lessons. Teachers and students can access lessons for both beginner and intermediate advanced students.

ManyThings.org - American English Pronunciation Practice
http://www.manythings.org/pp/
Practice using minimal pairs- pairs of words that are almost exactly the same, but differ by one sound. The site offers recordings of the minimal pairs, as well as tests to evaluate students' ability to distinguish the sounds.

University of Iowa Speaking Center - Pronunciation Resources
https://speakingcenter.uiowa.edu/pronunciation-resources
This page lists some resources to help improve your confidence and abilities pronouncing words in English, including: phonetics rules, perfect pronunciations exercises, and rhythms and stress patterns.

YouTube Channels

EFpodEnglish
Learn English with bite-sized 5 minute English lessons.Includes videos for beginners, intermediate and advanced students. Created by EF, the world's largest language school with over 400 schools in 50 countries worldwide.

Listen And Read Along
Videos show highlighted transcripts as speakers read aloud. Playlists include History, Songs, Conversational English and Stories.

Rachel's English
Rachel's English is an online American English pronunciation resource. All videos have closed captioning to help non-native speakers understand. Playlists include How to Say ... in American English , and American English in Real Life

Teacher Phil
This channel offers lessons in basic English, business English, idioms, and more with Teacher Phil. You’ll learn how to speak with an American accent and use proper English, and even tackle some of the more complex and challenging language rules.

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