Delta Publishing Catalogue

Authentic Listening Resource Pack

Bridging the gap to real-world listening

Authors: Mark Hancock, Annie McDonald

ISBN: 9783125017306


Authentic Listening Resource Pack provides an invaluable bank of selected audio and video material offering authentic listening practice, essential in developing students’ listening skills in preparation for being exposed to “real” English.

Authentic Listening Resource Pack consists of over 4 hours of authentic audio and video materials supported by photocopiable worksheets.  The recordings are broken down into segments, including micro-listenings, so that students can develop a range of listening competences, and comprehensively practice listening techniques that develop the skills they need to cope with real spoken language in the outside world.

Key features:

  • authentic texts use unscripted video and radio materials
  • listening materials include an international range of accents
  • ‘micro-edits’ highlight features of spoken English and pronunciation in context
  • original tasks teach listening, not just test it
  • materials are scaffolded to take learners from coursebook English to authentic speech
  • provides strategies for dealing with features of fast spontaneous speech
  • listening materials available online, providing extra listening opportunities for students
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Mark Hancock

I grew up in Manchester, but I began my English teaching career in a Sudanese secondary school in 1984. Since then, my work has taken me to Turkey, Brazil, Spain and the UK, teaching a wide-range of age-groups and special interests.

While gaining practical classroom experience, I have also tried to develop my theoretical understanding of language and teaching, studying for an RSA Diploma from International House and an MA in Teaching English from Aston University.

I first branched out from teaching into materials writing while in Brazil, and the result was my first book, Pronunciation Games (CUP 1995). Since then, I’ve written many more and I really enjoy the challenge of transforming what seems difficult into something which feels both doable and enjoyable.

Today, I am a professional teacher, writer and conference presenter, and I find they are all essentially driven by the same thing: a desire to communicate. This is about not only getting meanings across, but also transmitting fascination and enthusiasm. Magic moments when I feel this happen are what make it all worthwhile.

Apart from work, I also take my hobbies very seriously. On the creative side, I sing, compose songs, play the guitar and saxophone, and paint in oils. Meanwhile, to shake off the cobwebs, I like walking in the mountains or the nearest available wilderness.


Annie McDonald