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  • Paperback: 192 pages
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press (26 April 2007)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0521693764
  • ISBN-13: 978-0521693769
  • Product Dimensions: 20 x 3.5 x 26.5 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (10 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 406,902 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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The best-selling English Pronunciation in Use is a comprehensive reference and practice book suitable for self-study or classroom work. Sixty easy-to-use units cover all aspects of pronunciation, including individual sounds, word stress, connected speech and intonation. Each unit is supported by audio material in range of accents, available on audio CD. An additional reference section offers a glossary of specialized terms, help with the pronunciation of numbers and geographical names and fun exercises on phonemic symbols and minimal pairs. The CD-ROM provides a wide variety of additional interactive activities to reinforce the pronunciation covered in the book, as well as tests, progress checks, games and animated diagrams of the mouth showing learners how to produce individual sounds. Students can also record themselves and compare their pronunciation with one of the many models provided.

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68 of 70 people found the following review helpful By Jim Hitch on 8 Dec. 2008
Format: Paperback
This is a book that I feel as if I've been using for years. The truth is that until a couple of years ago there was only one, English Pronunciation in Use, which has now become the Intermediate book of a series of three. I haven't used the Elementary and used what became the Intermediate for several years before getting hold of the Advanced version.

As with others in the series, this book is laid out like many traditional grammar books are. It is not a 'handbook' for teachers, but a 'do' book for students which can be used both with and independently of a teacher; each unit has a page of explanation and a page of exercises ' whilst this isn't ever going to be enough, with the accompanying audio the committed student has plenty to work on. There are 5 audio CDs and answers that accompany it (essential for self-study), and the book is clearly and well laid out.

Part of my criticism of the Intermediate book is that much of the language is too simple. The phonetic chart, for example, is of the visual type 'æ is for apple', '': is for car', which patronises adult learners, particularly those already working in the target language. I have never understood why again and again publishers equate lower levels of linguistic ability to immaturity and childishness. Equally the Advanced version of this book sometimes uses grammatical structures which are unnecessarily complex. This is a pronunciation book, only, after all. However, the latter is a much lesser evil.

The book itself is split into five sections. The first 'getting started' is a great introduction for self-study, though trainers will probably skip to the meat of the text.
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14 of 16 people found the following review helpful By Ann Crew on 1 Aug. 2011
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This is an excellent program but BEWARE! The software was developed in 2006 and will not run on the latest Mac computers.One hopes Cambridge University Press will update it.
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By Lenanb on 11 Nov. 2013
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I believe this book is a foundation for all learners of advanced English. Well structured, good vocabulary used for exercises. I found that other pronunciation teaching materials are based on this book. So I do recommend it for self study!
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It is important to stress the fact that CDs are not compatible with the latest versions of IOS (Mac). Editors must take this into account since more and more people find Microsoft obsolete.
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By Angel Catala Monzo on 20 Nov. 2013
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This is a very useful book, and audio CDs. You can use it to improve the English pronunciation on your own, at your own pace. NIce book, indeed,
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