PronPack: Word Recognition for Listeners

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Word Recognition for Listeners, alongside Connected Speech for Listeners, is part of the Pronunciation for Listening series.

PronPack: Connected Speech for Listeners

PronPack: Connected Speech for Listeners - hancockmcdonald.com/books/titles/pronpack-connected-speech-listeners

PronPack is an award-winning collection resource books to help teachers focus on English pronunciation in class.

Grammar Poem

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In this simple activity, students write a poem using only a limited number of given words. The limited words are important - first of all, they oblige the students to use the target grammar form, and secondly, the constraint of having a limit actually helps their creativity.

Snakes and Ladders

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1. The game is played in small groups. Each group has a board and dice and each player has a counter, which they place on the START square.

The First Day

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The school was big, really big

I didn’t want to go

There were lots of kids, tall kids

Kids I didn’t know


I saw some friends from primary school

But only three or four

How many kids were in this school?

A thousand, maybe more!


Out & About

Out & About students book by Mark Hancock, Annie McDonald

Out & About is a two-level course which provides solid language development and prepares students for real life and the world in which they will live as adults.

The Parasol

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This song is based on a painting by Francisco de Goya in the Prado Museum in Madrid. The lyric refers to Goya as 'he', the girl in the painting as 'you' and the singer himself as 'I'. It speculates as to why the boy stands holding the parasol for the girl.

University Life

Authentic Listening Resource Pack by Mark Hancock and Annie McDonald

This is a sample lesson from Authentic Listening Resource Pack based on a video in which Alan interviews Maria and Ning about university life in their home countries, Russia and China.

Life on Mars

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This is an authentic listening activity based on a video recording of a 3-minute lecture. Swiss scientist Bechara Saab talks about the possibility of a colony on Mars.

Pronunciation for Listeners

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This is a sample lesson from our book Authentic Listening Resource Pack (Delta Publishing). You will find the photocopiable lesson on PDF below, as well as the audio material as a downloadable mp3 file.


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