Introduction to books

Pronunciation Pack - hancockmcdonald.com/books/overview/pronunciation-pack
Authentic Listening Resource Pack
 Out & About: Hancock McDonald ELT
Prepare! Teacher's Book Annie McDonald
No Nonsense Guide To Writing Materials by ELT Writers Connected
English Pronunciation in Use Intermediate
Winners Plus - books 1-3
English Result published by OUP
New Ways to Go!
Pen Pictures - books 1-3
Singing Grammar
Pronunciation Games

On this page we introduce each of our books or book series giving an overview of how, when and why we wrote them. Then, if you'd like more information, you can Look inside to read more details of a specific book and view sample pages. Some sample materials from the books are downloadable so you can try them out in your classes!

PronPack Series - Overview

Pronunciation Pack - hancockmcdonald.com/books/overview/pronunciation-pack

PronPack is a set of materials for working on English pronunciation, divided across four books.

Authentic Listening Resource Pack - overview

Authentic Listening Resource Pack

Our latest book Authentic Listening Resource Pack published by Delta Publishing, is in stock from January 16 2015.

Out & About - overview

 Out & About: Hancock McDonald ELT

We wrote Out & About on behalf of Cambridge University Press Spain for teenagers working towards their final Bachillerato exam and the University Entrance Exam.

Prepare! Level 5 (Teacher's Book) - overview

Prepare! Teacher's Book Annie McDonald
The Prepare! Level 5 Teacher's Book provides teaching notes for the Student's Book, a general English course with comprehensive Cambridge English exam preparation integrated throughout.

No-Nonsense Guide To Writing Materials - overview

No Nonsense Guide To Writing Materials by ELT Writers Connected

A collaborative project by ELT Writers Connected, the No-Nonsense Guide to Writing is an e-book for anyone who is interested in designing and writing materials for the learning and teaching of English as a foreign (or additional) language.

English Pronunciation in Use - overview

English Pronunciation in Use Intermediate

I wrote English Pronunciation in Use in the years leading up to its first publication in 2003. I'd already published Pronunciation Games, but this was a more comprehensive work.

Winners Plus - overview

Winners Plus - books 1-3

I wrote Winners in collaboration with Cathy Lawday. It was a series of three coursebooks specifically written for the Polish upper-primary sector. After the success of the first edition, it was reprinted a few years later under the name Winners Plus, accompanied by interactive whiteboard software.

English Result - overview

English Result published by OUP

English Result was first conceived in 2002, five years before the first book in the series saw the light of day, and nearly a decade before the series was complete. We set to work at the suggestion from OUP, and decided to write the adult coursebook that we ourselves would want to use.

New Ways To Go - overview

New Ways to Go!

I wrote New Ways to Go in collaboration with Penny Ur, and for the first two levels, Ramon Ribé. My involvement began as author of the Workbooks, and then expanded to co-author of the Students' Books.

Pen Pictures - overview

Pen Pictures - books 1-3

Pictures are great for writing, because they provide lots of content, but leave it up to the students to express it in words. When we wrote Pen Pictures, there were a few books of picture stories for writing available, but they were very dated, having something of a post-war flavour. And they were mainly for narrative, under-representing other forms.

Singing Grammar - overview

Singing Grammar

Songs stick in the head. I once taught a song from this book in a class, as a substitute teacher in a school. I was next in that school a year later, and one of the kids saw me in the corridor and started singing it. Being memorable is such an important quality of any grammar teaching material. Add to that the pronunciation benefits, and it makes songs ideal for language teaching.

Pronunciation Games - overview

Pronunciation Games

Pronunciation Games was my first book. I had been preparing pronunciation materials at the Cultura Inglesa in Copacabana, and colleagues suggested that I take the ideas to a publisher. CUP took it on, and made it the first in their photocopiable series the Copy Collection.