Pronunciation – books

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



Irish English

Phonetics for Learners of English Pronunciation (book & audio CD)


American English

Pronunciation Pairs (book & audio CD)

Pronunciation Plus – practice through interaction (book)

Clear Speech (book & audio CD)

Well Said – Pronunciation for Clear Communication (coursebook & downloadable audio) 


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

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