Pronunciation

Pronpack Sound Chart explained

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Pronpack Sound Chart Infographic by Mark Hancock

This infographic gives a brief explanation of how the new Pronpack Sound Chart is organized. You can download colour or black and white versions below. Download versions of the actual chart/poster itself here:

1. The version with phonemes and guide words in colour or black and white.

Antiphonetic sound chart

Antiphonetic sound chart - hancockmcdonald.com/materials/antiphonetic-sound-chart

This version of the Pronpack sound chart uses typical spellings rather than phonemic symbols. Use this version if the phonemic symbols seem to be too hard for your students to take on board. You can download versions below with or without pictures, black and white or colour.

Pronpack Sound Chart

Pronpack Sound Chart - hancockmcdonald.com/materials/pronpack-sound-chart

This is a new phonemic chart of the sounds of English for the classroom wall or to hand out to students. You can download it below.

Pronpack Sound Chart with pictures

Pronpack Sound Chart with pictures - hancockmcdonald.com/materials/pronpack-sound-chart-pictures

This wall chart includes the sounds of English with pictures illustrating example words. Get the students to say what the example words are! Download below.

Pronunciation Teaching up North

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Event date: 
Saturday, October 3, 2015 - 12:15
Venue: 
English UK North Academic Conference
Location: 
LILA, New Barratt House, 47 North John Street, Liverpool L2 6SG
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Mark Hancock's talk Pronunciation Teaching up North

Do you speak and teach in a standard RP accent? How bad is it if you don’t? In this session, we will look at a phonemic chart and how it is organised.  We will then consider some of the ways the sounds are different in the North of England.

Practical Pronunciation

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Event date: 
Wednesday, August 5, 2015 - 14:00
Venue: 
NILE Guest Lecture
Location: 
INTO, Bridgewater House, Manchester
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Practical Pronunciation - hancockmcdonald.com/talks/practical-pronunciation-0

The slides from the talk can be found below. Also, check out the 'Materials' section of this website to see full downloads, including audio in some cases, and lesson plans for some of the activities demonstrated in the talk.

The Parasol

The Parasol - hancockmcdonald.com/materials/parasol

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.

Cat Got you Tongue

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English Teaching Professional
Mark Hancock's tongue cats vowel chart

Follow this link for my article on imagining the tongue as a cat in vowel sounds work:

https://www.etprofessional.com/cat_got_your_tongue_25769820737.aspx

Pronunciation Games for Spanish Speakers

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Event date: 
Saturday, October 17, 2015 - 12:30
Venue: 
IV Arenas Teaching Symposium
Location: 
Colegios Arenas, Facultad Filologia, Las Palmas, Gran Canaria
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Pronunciation for Spanish Speakers - hancockmcdonald.com/talks/pronunciation-spanish-speakers

Pronunciation lessons can be both fun and focussed. In this session, we will look at 8 features of English pronunciation which are of particular relevance for Spanish speaking learners of English. These will include vowels, spelling of vowels, consonants, clusters, word stress, stress patterns, tonic syllables and joined up speech.

Hot Topics in Prague

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Hot Topics in Prague - hancockmcdonald.com/blog/hot-topics-prague

The 4th International Conference on English Pronunciation: Issues & Practices (EPIP) was a three day event in Prague.

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