Lesson 44. Not Half Past Two, Half Past Three.
Intonation for Old and New Information
|We often use different intonation for old information and newinformation. Sometimes we repeat the old information with the samewords but different intonation. Listen.|
A: What time are we meeting? Did you say half past two?
B: No, not half past two↑ half past threе↓.
(Two is old information; three is new information.)
A: Edinburgh's one of my favourite places in England.
B: But Edinburgh isn't in England↑, it's in Scotland↓
(Edinburgh and England are old information; Scotland is new information.)
|Sometimes we only say the old information. |
A: Edinburgh's oneof my favourite places in England.
B: But Edinburgh isn't in England↑!
|Sometimes we say the old information in different words. |
A: Look - that wine costs £100↓!
В: Yes, it's expensive↑, but everything↓ in this shop's expensive↑!
(Expensive is the same information as costs £100.)
|Sometimes we only talk about part of the old information. |
A: Ithought that film was really good↓.
B: Well, I thought the тusiс↑ wasgood.
(The music is part of the film.)
Listen and mark the intonation of the words in bold. Key1 A: How about meeting on Tuesday or Thursday at one o'clock? B: I can come on Tuesday↑, but not before two↓ o'clock.
|Listen and mark the intonation of the words in bold.Key1 A: Maybe we could have dinner on Thursday or Friday? B: Well, I'm free on Thursday↑.|
2 A: Let's have a quick drink at the pub and then go somewhere toeat. B: Well, I've got time to go to the pub↑ for half an hour.
3 A: Are the shops open in the evenings and on Sundays? B: Well, I know they're open in the evenings↑.
4 A: My favourite school subjects were history and geography. B: Really? I liked geography↑...
Check with the Key. Then listen again and repeat
Listen and mark the intonation of the words in bold. Key1 A: It's freezing today! B: It's pretty cold↑, yes, but it's good weather for walking, so let's go↓!
Check with the Key. Then listen again and repeat.
Listen and mark the intonation of the words in bold. Key1 A: Are the shops open at the weekend? B: I know they're open on Saturdays↑.
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