Lesson 46. Really? That's Amazing!
Being a Good Listener
|Listen and repeat these phrases - be careful with the intonation
you-see↑ Well↓ suddenly↑
you know↑ Аnywау↓ then↑
|Listen and notice the intonation where it is marked in the text. Important new parts of the story often have this intonation: ↓
Less important parts, or things we know about already, often have this intonation: ↑.
I was walking along the street↑ one day, on Tuesday↑, I think, and I saw a wallet↓ on the pavement↓. Well↓, I picked it up↑ and I thought: I'll take it to the police↓, and I was in a hurry↓, you see↑, so I put it in my bag↑ and forgot↓ about it. And I went to work↑, as usual↑, and did the shopping↑, you know↑, and went home↑ and then↑ I remembered the wallet↓. Anyway↓, I took it out of my bag↑ and had a look inside↑, and there was some money↑, and some cards↑, and tickets↑ and so↑ on, and a photo↓, and I looked↓ at the photo↑ and suddenly↑ I thought: I know↓ him↑ It was an old friend↓ from school↓, you see↑ and the last time I saw↑ him was years↓ ago. Well↓, I looked in the wallet↑ and found his phone↑ number and phoned↓ him, and he was pretty surprised↑, of соursе↑, but he remembered↓ me, and we're going to meet↓ tomorrow↓.
Listen again and repeat.
|Listen and repeat these phrases - be careful with the intonation.
Oh?↑ Sorry?↑ What did you do?↓ That's great!↓
Really?↑ Whatt did you say?↑ What happened?↓ That's amazing!↓
Was it?↑ Yes.↑ That's terrible!↓
This time A is telling the story and В is listening. Listen and notice the intonation in B's sentences.
Listen again and say B's part, together with the recording.
|Fill the gaps with the phrases in the box.
That's amazing! Did↑ you? What happened? That's terrible! Yes↑? What did you do? Sorry↑?
Fill the gaps with phrases from В part of the lesson.
A: I was lying in bed↑ last night, round about midnight↑, and I heard a knock at the door↓.
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