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' adifferent word in her second request. In the first request, what isimportant is what the passenger must do. In the second request, it iswhen he should do it. |
The word which is more important depends on the context. Listen tothese sentences. Notice that the speaker 'underlines' different wordsin 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 thethird 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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