Unit 32. Don't Look Now!
Sentences with All the Words Stressed
|In a sentence, we put stress on one syllable of all the most
important words. In some situations, emergencies for example, all of
the words are important. In this case, there is stress on one
syllable of all of the words (in some cases, the sentence may have only
one word). Listen to the sentence stress in these examples.
|In English sentence stress, the following kinds of words are usually
stressed. The examples given are from the sentences in A above.
two-part verbs (look out)
negative auxiliary verbs (don't)
Note: Positive auxiliary verbs such as be in Don't be late! are not usually stressed.
Sentences with all the words stressed have a distinctive rhythm. You can hear this well in these chants. Listen.
|O O O
Go straight on!
Don't look down!
Go straight on!
Don't turn round!
|Match each sentence with a sentence from the box with the same
rhythm. Write the sentences in the correct place. Then listen, check
2 Go straight on!
4 Don't move!
5 Don't worry!
Don't move! Run! Don't worry! Go straight on! Go away! Sorry!
OoO Don't be late! Go away
1 Oo Silence! __________
2 OOO Don't look down! __________
3 О Wait! __________
4 OO Get back! __________
5 OOo Keep quiet! __________
|What are they saying? Use the grammar and sentence stress information to guess.
Key. 1 Smile!
2 Look out!
3 Go away!
4 Don't look down!
|Listen and complete these chants. Then play the recording and say the chant at the same time.
Key.1. Don't sleep! Stay awake? Get dressed! Don't be late!
2. Stand still! Stay there! Don't move! Take care!
3. Say please! Don't be rude! Sit down! Eat your food?
1 Don't sleep! Stay awake!
Get dressed! Don't _______ late!
2 _______ still! Stay there!
Don't move! _______ care!
3 Say please! Don't _______ rude!
Sit _______! Eat your food!
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