Unit 51. I Think You're In My Seat.
Emphasising Important Words
|Listen to this conversation. Notice that the speakers 'underline' the words which are most important in their argument.|
|Listen to this conversation. Notice how the speaker 'underlines' a
different word in her second request. In the first request, what is
important is what the passenger must do. In the second request, it is
when he should do it. |
The word which is more important depends on the context. Listen to these sentences. Notice that the speaker 'underlines' different words in the different contexts.
|In each of these conversations, A has to repeat the request, but
'underlining' a different word. Which word? Underline one word in the
third line of each conversation. Then listen and check.|
Key.1 A: A black coffee please.
B: Sorry, do you want milk with your coffee?
A: No, a black coffee, please.
2 A: What's your nationality?
B: Well, my wife's an American citizen.
A: Yes, but what's your nationality, sir?
3 A: What time is it?
B: Well, the clocks changed last night ...
A: So what time is it then?
|The sentences in the contexts a and b below are the same, but with different pronunciation. You will hear each sentence twice, once for context a and once for context b. Listen and decide which you hear first, context a or context b. Write 1 and 2 in the boxes.|
Key.l a-l, b-2
2 a-l, b-2
3 a-2, b-1
4 a-l, b-2
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