This is a workbook-style textbook which gives an introduction to the pronunciation of English using sets of recordings of speakers of English. The tasks and exercises on these recordings are designed to give practice in listening carefully and analysing the features of spoken English.
Table of ContentsList of symbols and transcript conventions
The International Phonetic Alphabet
'the human voice is important to me'
'he was a gent was my father'
The pronunciation of English one thousand years ago
'you're being silly'
'can you imagine..'
'women was strong in them days'
Where do babies get their food from?
There was once a little princess
'siracuous and elephant highways'