Better English Pronunciation
It is a highly successful and widely-used text on pronunciation. It provides a systematic and thorough introduction to the pronunciation of English to help intermediate and more advanced students improve their pronunciation of the spoken language. A recording of all the practice material in the book is available on CDs.
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