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Lesson 49. No, Thanks, I'm Just Looking.

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Intonation in Phrases and Sentences

 

Exercises
Intonation varies a lot. You don't always hear the same intonation in the same phrases. But these exercises will help you to notice and practise some of the most common patterns. You should do Units 44 to 48 before Units 49 and 50.


49.1.jpggalka.jpgListen, notice the intonation and repeat.

A: Ready?
B: Nearly. Warm?
A: No.
B: Cold?
A: No.
B: Raining?
A: Slightly. Umbrella?
B: Thanks. Hat?
A: Here.
B: Thanks.
A: Ready?
B: Yes. You?
A: Yes.
B: Right.

galka.jpgTne next version is longer, but the intonation is the same. Listen and repeat.

A: Are you ready?
B: I'm nearly ready. Is it warm?
A: No, not really.
B: Is it cold?
A: No.
B: Is it raining?
A: Slightly. Do you want your umbrella?
B: Yes, thanks. Where's my hat?
A: Here it is.
B: Thanks.
A: Are you ready?
B: Yes. Are you ready?
A: Yes.
B: Right

galka.jpgListen and mark the intonation on the stressed words. Key 1.  A: Can I help↑ you? B: No↓, thanks↑, I'm just looking↓.
2.  B: I'll take this↓, please↑. A: Sure↓. Anything else↑?  B: No↓, thanks↑, that's all.
3.  A: That's fifteen forty↓ altogether↑.  B: Here↓ you are↑.
4.  A: Here's your change↑.  B: Thank you↑.
5.  A: See↑ you. B: Bye↑.

  1. A: Can I help you? 49.2.jpg
    B: No, thanks, I'm just looking.
  2. B: I'll take this, please.
    A: Sure. Anything else?
    B: No, thanks, that's all.
  3. A: That's fifteen forty altogether.
    B: Here you are.
  4. A: Here's your change.
    B: Thank you.
  5. A: See you.
    B: Bye.
Check with the Key. Then listen again and repeat

galka.jpgListen and mark the intonation on the stressed words.49.3.jpgKey A: Excuse me. B: Yes?
A: Can you tell me the way to the station, please?
B: Yes, you just go along this road, cross the bridge over the river and there's a big park on your left, you know? Well, you go through the park and the station's just on the other side.
A: Is it far?  B: No, not very far.
A: OK, so I go along this road, cross the bridge and through the park - right?
B: That's right.
A: Thanks very much.
B: You're welcome. Bye. A: Bye.


A: Excuse me.
B: Yes?
A: Can you tell me the way to the station, please?
B: Yes, you just go along this road, cross the bridge over the river and there's a big park on your left, you know? Well, you go through the park and the station's just on the other side.
A: Is it far?
B: No, not very far.
A: OK, so I go along this road, cross the bridge and through the park - right?
B: That's right.
A: Thanks very much.
B: You're welcome. Bye.
A: Bye.

Check with the Key. Then listen again and repeat.

galka.jpgListen and mark the intonation on the stressed words.49.4.jpg KeyA: All right? B: Yes.
A: Not nervous? B: A bit.
A: Don't worry. It'll be fine.
B: I hope so.
A: Right. Let's start. Are you ready?
B: I think so.
A: OK. The first question is ... What's your name?
B: My name? ... It's ... Jack Johnson.
A: That's right! Well done! Difficult?
B: Well, not too bad.
A: Right. The second question is ... What's 37,548 x 7,726?
B: What!


A: All right?
B: Yes.
A: Not nervous?
B: A bit.
A: Don't worry. It'll be fine.
B: I hope so.
A: Right. Let's start. Are you ready?
B: I think so.
A: OK. The first question is ... What's your name?
B: My name? ... It's ... Jack Johnson.
A: That's right! Well done! Difficult?
B: Well, not too bad.
A: Right. The second question is ... What's 37,548 x 7,726?
B: What!

Check with the Key. Then listen again and repeat.


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