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EXERCISES. Read the following conversational situations, intone the replies according to the suggested attitudinal meanings and read them properly
Read the following conversational situations, intone the replies according to the suggested attitudinal meanings and read them properly. Statements (conveying personal concern or involvement, sounding interested, lively, airy)
Now what have you done to Mary? - Nothing.
Who's been eating my grapes? - No one. No one has. No one's been eating your wretched grapes. Which will you take, Henry? - This one. That one.
How many of his books have you read? - All of them. None of them.
When did you see him? - On Thursday. (I thought you knew.)
Would you like to join us? - I'd love to.
Come on. Let's get going. - We can't. It's raining.
It was all your fault. - But it wasn't. And I can prove it.
Special questions (lively, interested)
I shall have to give it to him. - Why?
I'm going to Switzerland. - When?
You'll never guess who's here. - Who?
You can win easily. - How?
He's 'coming to stay with us. - When, may I ask?
I mustn't take them. - Why mustn't you take them?
Sorry to be so late. - What's happened?
I ought to write to him. - Why bother?
Hallo, Dennis. - How are you?
I said no such thing. - What did you say, then?
Today's out of the question, too. - When can you come, may I ask?
General questions (conveying mildly surprised acceptance of the listener's premises)
I like it here. - Do you?
She is thirty five. - Is she?
They won't help us. - Won't they?
I can't bear cats. - Can't you?
I must be home by six. - Must you?
I ought to go to the lecture. - But will you go, do you think?
Imperatives (expressing warmth)
Do you think this hat will fit me? - Try it.
He'll be terribly angry. - Let him.
A letter won't reach Ann in time. - Phone her, then.
He doesn't want to play. - Then make him.
I'm awfully sorry. - Forget it.
He can't afford to pay. - Well give it to him, then.
Exclamations (very emotional)
He's over seventy. - Well!
Alice is coming as well. - Really! Splendid!
Will you have a drink? - Thank you!
That you Mr. Archer? - Good morning! Good morning to you.
I'll give it to you. - How lovely!
I'm most grateful to you. - Don't mention it, my dear chap.
She says you're to blame. - What nonsense!
Isn't it a lovely view! - Enchanting!
INTONATION PATTERN IX(LOW PRE HEAD+) RISING HEAD+HIGH FALL (+TAIL)
I wonder when Alice's train is due. - Look it up in the time-table.
Stress-and-tone mark:the first stressed syllable [ ]
The syllables of the Rising Head preceding the High Fall gradualIy carry the pitch up.
This intonation pattern is used:
1. In statements, conveying personal concern, involvement, disgruntled protest. e.g. Haven't you brought the car? - You didn't ask me to.
2. In questions: a) In special questions sounding unpleasantly surprised or displeased, protesting. e.g. Send them at once. - Where to?
b) In genera1 questions, protesting, sometimes impatient. e.g. Thursday's a hopeless day for me. - Can't we make it a Friday then?
3. In imperatives, lively, with a note of critical surprise. e.g. What shall I do? - Try it again.
4. In exclamations,conveying affronted surprise, protesting. e.g. John's coming. - What an extraordinary thing.
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