Recommended self-study materials

Pronunciation Reference & Consolidation Activities:

English Pronunciation in Use (Intermediate textbook & audio), by Mark Hancock (Cambridge University Press)

English Pronunciation in Use (Advanced textbook & audio), by Martin Hewings (Cambridge University Press)

Grammar Reference & Consolidation Activities:

English Grammar in Use (Intermediate textbook & audio), by Raymond Murphy (Cambridge University Press)

English Grammar in Use (Advanced textbook & audio), by Martin Hewings (Cambridge University Press)

All Skills Development:

Ready for First (3rd edition coursebook with key & audio), by Roy Norris (Macmillan)

Ready for Advanced (3rd edition coursebook with key & audio), by Roy Norris & Amanda French (Macmillan)

Listening Resources:

Free audio books

Cerys Matthews on BBC Radio 6 (amazing music and lovely interviews!)

This American Life (beautiful, life-changing stories by podcast)

TED Talks Audio

Stuff to Blow Your Mind (fascinating podcasts)

Stuff You Should Know (fascinating podcasts)

Pronunciation Focus: how to pronounce -ed endings AND words that change depending on whether they are verbs and nouns

English Club’s information about how to pronounce words that end in -ed (for example, looked, played, painted): https://www.englishclub.com/pronunciation/-ed.htm

Examples of how the same word is pronunced differently depending on whether it’s a verb or a noun! http://www.businessenglishresources.com/31-2/teachers-section/mini-lessons/pronunciation-lessons-pronunciation-changes-in-words-that-are-both-nouns-and-verbs/