Polish phonology and orthography are hard for me, yet easier in Cyrillic...
So I have trouble pronouncing/recognizing Polish words yet I really want to learn the language, yet the strange thing is, if I put the above text into Cyrillic (approximate) I can read it just fine. В шчебжешинє хжашч бжмі в тжцінє. (I used the Ukrainian alphabet and I did the approx. pronunciation based off of the few skills I'd done)
Any help with improving my pronunciation?
I think you might find some help in this discussion... https://www.duolingo.com/comment/12303495
I have found it most helpful to talk with Polish friends, especially if they are happy to correct my mispronunciations. Other than that, I watch/listen to Polish broadcasts and Polish films. I enjoy Radio Bielsko http://www.radiobielsko.pl/pliki/stat.php?id=97 but there are many to choose from.
My tip, if you are watching a Polish film, is to try it with Polish subtitles, if they are available. I found it helpful to be able to see and hear the words.
Nice idea with Cyrillic, but some Polish sounds a bit different than Ukrainian ones (but still Polish with Ukrainian versions of sounds is much better for me XD).
You should get someone as a talking partner, you can get someone online, for example here: gospeaky.com and listen to Polish music (what's your favourite kind of music?) and watch Polish films/TV shows:
TVP (Polish Public/State TV) - http://vod.tvp.pl/
TVN - http://player.pl/
Polsat - http://www.polsat.pl/
You can also listen to Polish radio, here's "official" public/state radio:
Other private ones:
And much more... Sorry, but pages are only in Polish