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EXERCISE 42

  1. APPLICATION EXERCISES
  2. Comment on the phonetic phenomena to be observed in the following exercises. Practise reading them.
  3. Exercise 1
  4. Exercise 1
  5. Exercise 1
  6. Exercise 1
  7. Exercise 1, p. 7-8.

²Listen to the dialogue, mark the tones. Read the dialogue in pairs. Act the dialogue out.

- Would you like another drink?

- Er... Pardon?

- Would you like another drink?

- Oh, yes, please. I'd like an orange juice.

- With ice?

- No, thanks.

IV.2.5. Attention-getters

A Fall-Rise is always used with attention-getters ²Ex\cuse / me. Are you Mr. Russel Brundon, a sociologist from London?

EXERCISE 43

²Listen to the recording, put intonation marks, find the first and the second part of the simple sentences. Transcribe and intone the sentences.

1) Excuse me. Can you spare me a minute?

2) Excuse me, what nationality are you?

3) Excuse my interrupting you, but we are running short of time?

4) Excuse me, I am a bit lost. Can you tell me the way to the nearest post-office?

V. TEMPORIZERS

Temporizers are sentences or phrases that are used to gain time when the speaker is framing his main idea. The following temporizers have definite intonation patterns.

EXERCISE 44

²Listen to the recording, put intonation marks in temporizers.

Hesitation Strategies - Conversation Time Fillers

Pretend you haven't heard

Pardon?

Sorry?

Eh?

Repeat the question

You mean...what is forty-five divided by nine?

Usage delaying noises

Well...

Um...

Er...

If you use them too often you sound stupid.


Use it depends

It depends.



EXERCISE 39 | Emphatic intonation is a type of intonation which is emotional and powerful.

INTRODUCTION | Fall-Rise | I.2.5. Parenthetical Words and Phrases | EXERCISE 7 | EXERCISE 12 | EXERCISE 14 | II. 3. Alternative questions | EXERCISE 17 | EXERCISE 19 | EXERCISE 22 |

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