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Books with CD's

On this page you'll find a few of our best resources to help with your English pronunciation. 

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Fluent English
Two sound discs accompany this text.
Focuses on idiomatic expressions, phrasal verbs, practical vocabulary expansion, and grammar usage in context.

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Clear speech from the start: Basic pronunciation and listening comprehension in North American English : Student's book
This text has three accompanying CD's
Focuses on how to recognize and produce language that will help you to understand speakers of English and be understood by them.

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Instant immersion English grammar & pronunciation
Designed to introduce non-English speakers to proper articulation of vowels and consonants, correct syllable emphasis, and accurate vocal inflection.

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Listening to articles

  • MasterFILE Elite
    covers most subjects including general reference, business, consumer health, general science, multicultural periodicals and much more
  • Alt Health Watch
    complementary and holistic healthcare and wellness
  • Health Source - Consumer Edition
    consumer health resources, including Stedman's Medical Dictionary and Clinical Pharmacology (drug information)


  • Sounds of English
    Pronunciation help on the sounds of English, using pictures/photographs and sounds.
  • ESL Cyber Listening Lab
    Many general listening exercises listed by levels (easy, medium, difficult) covering many everyday events such as dinner time, movie rentals, pizza delivery, phone messages and many more. There are also listening exercises for academic purposes.
  • 5 minute English
    Listen to the lesson and answer the questions that follow.
  • English as a Second Language Podcast
    The podcasts are free but there is a fee to access transcripts and guides. Podcast topics include business, health, and relationships.
    Determine you vocabulary level with this quick three-part test.

YouTube channels for learning English

11 Of The Best YouTube Channels For Learning English by Andrea Giordano

This list of 11 YouTube channels can help steer you toward some of the best ESL/ELL content YouTube has to offer.

1) British Council LearnEnglish

2) Anglo-Link

3) JenniferESL 

4) Rachel’s English

5) EnglishLessons4U 

6) Let’s Talk

7) ESL and Popular Culture

8) KidsTV123

9) Learn English 

10) Speak English with Steve Ford

11) ESL Basics 


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