Below, you will find a list of pronunciation books for self-study or group practice.
These books focus mostly on standard models for pronunciation learning. We are still missing books that would take a variety of local accents into consideration.
Some of the ones listed below have been released in the past few years, but you will also spot some that have been long out of print, so the only way to find them is to search in second-hand bookshops or in online stores. I’m trying to provide links to either their publishers’ websites or online stores where you may still get hold of them. For the ones available, please note that while their previous editions were accompanied by audio CDs, currently, the recordings are available as online audio companions or mobile apps.
British and American English (both)
Say it Right 5.0 (app & coursebook) – explanations also in Polish
Praktyczny kurs wymowy angielskiej dla Polaków (book & audio CD) – explanations in Polish
How Much Wood Would a Woodchuck Chuck (book & audio CD) – explanations in Polish
English Pronunciation in Use: Elementary (book, audio CD & CD-ROM)
English Pronunciation in Use: Intermediate (book, audio CD & CD-ROM)
English Pronunciation in Use: Advanced (book, audio CD & CD-ROM)
Get Rid of your Accent series (book & audio CD)
Test your Pronunciation (book & audio CD)
Tree or Three? – An elementary pronunciation course (book & audio CD)
Ship or Sheep? – An intermediate pronunciation course (book & audio CD)
Rhymes and Rhythm – A poem-based course for English pronunciation (book & audio CD)
English Intonation – An introduction (book & audio CD)
Sounds Interesting – Observations on English and General Phonetics (book & audio CD)
Better English Pronunciation (book & audio CD)
Pronunciation for Advanced Learners of English (book & audio CD)
How Now Brown Cow (published 1982)
English Pronunciation Illustrated (published 1975)
Work on your Accent (book & audio CD)
Phonetics for Learners of English Pronunciation (book & audio CD)
With time, I will be trying out more books and testing them on myself and my students, so do visit this post to keep yourself updated. If you have any other ideas for books that I have omitted, contact me by email. /BW