1. NEW THINGS (Pronunciation)

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Question English
Answer English

SENTENCE STRESS
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Underline the main stressed syllables in each sentence.

Can you tell me why you are studying English?
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tell, why, stu, En

Do you have any idea how long you plan to study?
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idea, plan, stu

Can I ask what you do in the evenings?
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ask, do, e(venings)

Do you mind me asking if you have a full-time job?
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as, full-time job

I'd be interested to know which countries you've visited.
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in, know, coun, vi

Could you tell me where you got that watch?
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tell, where, wa

Do you know if there's a good café anywhere near here?
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know, ca, here

I was wondering if you'd like to come for a coffee.
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won, come, co

The main stressed words are always the ones that carry the message,
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i.e. if the other words weren't there, the message could still be understood.

WORD STRESS
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Underline the stressed syllables in the adjectives and phrases that describe feelings in Exercise 1 C, page 11.

frustrated
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tra

whished the earth would swallow me up
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earth, swa, up

over the moon
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o, moon

made my stomach turn
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sto, turn

lie

fascinated
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fas

shaking like a leaf
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sha, leaf

scared out of my wits
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scared

pre


CONNECTED SPEECH
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Underline two stressed words; Circle have/has where a is weakened; show linking between a final consonant and an initial vowel.

Have you tried it before?
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tried, before; have; d+it

I've thought about it a lot.
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thought, lot; t+it, t+a

Has he seen my last email?
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has; seen, email; t+e

She's changed her address.
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changed, address; r+a

My kids have gone out.
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have; kids, out; ne+o

Has she phoned anyone yet?
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has; phoned, yet; d+a

POLITE INTONATION
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The tendency is for the intonation to go down and then up at the end of questions and to go down on other types of sentences.


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