Pronunciation Made Practical

Welcome to, the support hub for teachers using the pronunciation activities in PronPack by Mark Hancock, author of best selling pronunciation books Pronunciation Games and English Pronunciation in Use. PronPack is an award winning  collection of ELT resource books to help teachers focus on English pronunciation in class. Mark introduces PronPack in the two minute video below or, read more…

The newest additions to the PronPack family are the books in the Pronunciation for Listening series, which focus on pronunciation as a receptive skill. Read more about Connected Speech for Listeners and Word Recognition for listeners.

PronPack books 1-6, and two books in theWord Recognition for Listeners series are available as a hands-on paperback and as a portable and personal eBook with audio features – the downloadable materials in the Resources section of this website make either version great for use in the classroom.
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Where can I buy “Connected Speech for Listeners”?

Pronpack: Connected Speech for Listeners is a new departure for the PronPack family, with a different format and focus. As well as plenty of ready-to-use classroom materials as with previous PronPack books, this one also includes more background reading in the form of tips for teachers. The new focus is on the role of pronunciation in listening skills, and in this first volume in the new series, the focus is on connected speech. This pocketbook-style volume is user-friendly, with short well signposted chapters providing maximum accessibility for the busy teacher, plus plenty of ready-to-use supplementary material here on this website, including classroom worksheets and audio files.

Buying print-on-demand from Amazon

Amazon prints the book in the countries below. Click on the country to link to book on the local Amazon site:

USA , UK, Canada , Australia , Japan , Spain, France, Germany, Italy, Poland, Netherlands, Sweden, Mexico

If you do not live in one of these countries, choose the nearest one, and start to order from that Amazon site. During this process, you will discover how much Amazon will charge to deliver the book to your home, and how long it will take. All PronPack books are also available from a local distributor in Greece and Cyprus

Customers with a UK postal address can also order directly from us. Just get in touch for details!

Buying ebook versions

“Connected Speech for Listeners” is available in ebook format format on Kobo and Apple Books.

About the original series PronPack 1-4

PronPack 1: Pronunciation Workouts are extended drills focusing on specific areas of English pronunciation. Think of them like the scales and other exercises which pianists use to improve their fingering technique. But in the case of pronunciation, it’s the vocal articulators which are getting trained – the tongue, lips, jaw and vocal chords.
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PronPack 2: Pronunciation Puzzles are challenging game-like activities which are fun to do in pairs or small groups but are equally effective for individual students. They include such puzzle types as mazes, sudoku, word searches and crosswords.
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Pronpack 3: Pronunciation Pairworks are information-gap communication activities for students to do in pairs or small groups. Success in each activity depends upon the students accuracy in producing and understanding the target pronunciation feature.
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PronPack 4: Pronunciation Poems are rhymes, chants, limericks, raps and song lyrics all written specifically o 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.
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Six versions of the PronPack Sound ChartBought the Books?
You can access PronPack audio files, student worksheets, Sound Chart posters  and more…

Materials to accompany PronPack 1-6 and Connected Speech for Listeners can be found in the Resources section.


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Mark Hancock

Mark Hancock presenting the PronPack Sound Chart at an ELT conferenceMark’s approach in both teaching and writing ELT materials is to “engage the learner and inspire their intrinsic interest in the content and in the process of the lesson”. This is driven by his belief that teaching and learning a language can and should be an enjoyable experience.

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PronPack books 1-6, and the lastest book PronPack: Connected Speech for listeners are published by Hancock McDonald ELT and are available at a growing number of stockists in print or ebook.