episode: /epɪsəʊd/

faction: /fækʃn/

notice that the ion is NOT pronounced /iɑn/

fiction: /fɪkʃn/

supper: /sʌpə/

super: /suːpə/

gays: /geɪz/

guys: /gaɪz/

character: /kærəktə/

desperate: /desprət/

notice that the ending is NOT pronounced /eɪt/

neighbourhood: /neɪbəhʊd/

money: /mʌni/

notice that as with many other 'on' words money is NOT pronounced /mɒni/

dance academy: /dɑːns əkædəmi/

notice that the vowel sound /ɑː/ in dance is in received pronunciation i.e. south eastern British English. There are many accents that pronounce it /æ/

city: /sɪti/

notice that the letter C is either soft, as here, and pronounced /s/ or hard, as in can, and pronounced /k/ and is NEVER pronounced like your zeta.

villages: /vɪlɪdʒɪz/

notice that the letter V is NEVER pronounced /b/

Bulgaria: /bʌlgerɪə/

bungalow: /bʌŋgələʊ/

dangerous: /deɪndʒərəs/

notice that words that end in ous are NOT pronounced /uːs/

counter: /kaʊntə/

notice the hard C

caving: /keɪvɪŋ/

again the hard C

item: /aɪtəm/

Asian: /eɪʒən/

dessert: /dɪzɜːt/

This one is your postre and the stress is on the second syllable

desert: /dezət/

here the stress is on the first syllable

recently: /riːsəntli/

society: /səsaɪəti/

notice the stress is on the second syllable, which is a tripthong.

responsible: /rəspɒnsəbl/rɪspɒnsəbl/

notice some people will pronounce the first syllable as a schwa while others will pronounce it as /I//

watched: /wɒtʃt/

remember ED endings are NEVER, NEVER, NEVER pronounced /ed/

construction: /kənstrʌkʃn/

Two things to notice here, the CON at the begininging of the word is unstressed, so the schwa is used, making the pronunciation /kən/ and NOT /kɒn/ and the ending of the word is NOT
/ʃiːɒn/ as everyone wants to say, but /ʃn/ with NO vowel sound. And this is true for ALL words ending in ION or IAN.

procedure: /prəsiːdʒə/