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    mp3 files for listening and pronunciation

    can anyone refer me to mp3 files for learning the english language?
    I am looking for things like files for consonant clusters, diphthongs, weak forms, long vowels etc.
    The only materials I can find are video files from youtube.
    Thanks

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    Re: mp3 files for listening and pronunciation

    I remember a great book about pronunciation that I used which skyrocketed my pronunciation to new levels, it was called "Get Rid of your Accent". Don't be fooled by its highly marketable title, they claim it's used by British actors who want to learn RP to interpret certain plays that require it. I don't know whether that is true or not, but I remember it being very thorough. It came with a CD and it covered all the vowel sounds, semi-vowels, consonants, diphthongs and triphthongs (fire, oasis), and so forth. I highly recommend it.

    You can find it on Amazon and in other places of dubious legality...

    Incidentally, this is not spam and I'm not a teacher.

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    Re: mp3 files for listening and pronunciation

    Quote Originally Posted by salvador.dal1950 View Post
    You can find it on Amazon and in other places of dubious legality.
    Amazon's legality is impeccable.

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    Re: mp3 files for listening and pronunciation

    Quote Originally Posted by Rover_KE View Post
    Amazon's legality is impeccable.
    I meant illegal sources, like torrent sites and such.

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    Re: mp3 files for listening and pronunciation

    The way you worded it sounded like you were lumping Amazon in with those "other places of dubious legality".
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: mp3 files for listening and pronunciation

    Quote Originally Posted by salvador.dal1950 View Post
    I remember a great book about pronunciation that I used which skyrocketed my pronunciation to new levels, it was called "Get Rid of your Accent". Don't be fooled by its highly marketable title, they claim it's used by British actors who want to learn RP to interpret certain plays that require it. I don't know whether that is true or not, but I remember it being very thorough. It came with a CD and it covered all the vowel sounds, semi-vowels, consonants, diphthongs and triphthongs (fire, oasis), and so forth. I highly recommend it.

    You can find it on Amazon and in other places of dubious legality...

    Incidentally, this is not spam and I'm not a teacher.
    Thanks. I've bookmarked the Amazon page of the book.
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    Re: mp3 files for listening and pronunciation

    "Get rid of your accent" is brilliant. By the way, there is an app made by the authors which is even better (and cheaper), basically it's like an e-book and it also allows you to record yourself and compare your recording with the original sample.

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