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Do the tasks in a written form.

Task I. Find the correct answer.

1. The alternation of stressed and unstressed syllables is but rarely of an "ideal" pattern


a) true;

b) false.


2. The tendency to alternate stressed and unstressed syllables may be accounted for by several reasons and, first of all, by a high frequency of monosyllabic notional words and intervening function-words.


a) true;

b) false.


3. Rhythmic groups in an utterance have even numbers of syllables.


a) true;

b) false.


4. The peculiarity under consideration is not restricted to the alternation of stressed and unstressed syllables but involves alternating stressed and unstressed (prominent and non-prominent) words as well


a) true;

b) false.


5. Words entitled to become prominent due to the their content nature are "deprived" of prominence in an utterance if both the immediately following and immediately preceding words are stressed.


a) true;

b) false


6. The tendency to alternate strong and weak syllables accounts for making three syllables prominent in many English polysyllabic words


a) true;

b) false


7. The omission of one of the stresses in speech is more typical of double-stressed words with a second stress having a semantic function.


a) true;

b) false




V. - | Task II. Finish the utterances choosing the correct variant.

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