PronPack 4: Pronunciation Poems

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What are pronunciation poems?
Pronunciation poems are rhymes, chants, limericks, raps and song lyrics all written specifically to contain multiple examples of the target pronunciation features. The activities usually begin with an exercise completing or correcting the text and culminate in practising saying or chanting the text out loud.

What are the benefits of doing these poems?
The poems can benefit learners by making specific features of English pronunciation very noticeable to them because they occur so frequently in a short sample of language. They also provide concentrated practice in producing the target feature through the chant. A further benefit is that they tend to be very memorable – the chant or lyric will often ‘play-on-repeat’ in the student’s head afterwards, providing extra silent practice.

What aspects of pronunciation are covered?
The poems in the greater part of the book focus on individual sounds. Later in the book there are poems focussing on consonant clusters, grammatical –ed and –s endings and weak forms. However, the poems all have a further focus which is equally if not more important: they provide intensive exemplification and practice of connected speech.

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PronPack 4 - featuresWhat materials are in the book?
The PronPack Series feature worksheets for the students and teacher's notes for you, there are also audio files for some of the lessons. The support website at pronpack.com provides additional resources for users of PronPack including: downloadable MP3 audio files, print-friendly worksheets, poster versions of the PronPack Sound Charts and Free extra pronunciation activities.

 

Sample pages, click to see larger images: 
'Lost' from PronPack 4 by Mark Hancock
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What formats are available?
The books are available in Paperback and fixed-layout ePub format with additional interactive audio features (dependent on your app/device).

The Paperback version of PronPack 1-4 is available at CreateSpace and Amazon and the ePub version is available from either:
Kobo (Read using the Kobo apps for Android, Apple iOS, Blackberry 10, Kobo Deskstop - Win | Mac, Windows 8
iTunes (To view this iBook, you must have an iOS device eg. iPad, iPhone or iPod touch with iBooks 3 or later and iOS 4.3 or later, or a Mac with iBooks 1.0 or later and OS X 10.9 or later.)

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Publishing information
ISBN: 
Paperback: 978-0995757547
ePub 3: 9780995757585

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Page count: 
69 / 70
Published: 
2017
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