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Skype English School <br />Learning Beyond the Classroom<br />By Anna<br />http://eikaiwa-skype.com<br />http://skype-engl...
http://eikaiwa-skype.com<br />Learning Objectives <br />Today we are going to work on pronunciation<br />In particular we ...
What is Intonation?<br />Intonation is variation in pitch .<br />Improving sentence intonation is one of the key elements ...
What is Intonation?<br />http://eikaiwa-skype.com<br />There are four basic types of word stress that lead<br />to proper ...
http://eikaiwa-skype.com<br />Tonic Stress <br />Tonic stress refers to the syllable in a word which receives the most str...
http://eikaiwa-skype.com<br />Tonic Stress <br />He&apos;s waiting<br />He&apos;s waiting / for his friend<br />He&apos;s ...
http://eikaiwa-skype.com<br />Emphatic Stress <br />If you decide to emphasize something, you can change the stress from t...
http://eikaiwa-skype.com<br />Emphatic Stress <br />That was a difficult test. - Standard statement<br />That was a diffic...
Emphatic Stress <br />There are a number of adverbs and modifiers which tend<br />to be used to emphasize in sentences tha...
Contrastive Stress <br />Contrastive stress is used to point out the difference<br />	between one object and another. <br ...
Contrastive Stress <br />Contrastive stress is used to point out the difference<br />	between one object and another. <br ...
Contrastive Stress <br />Contrastive stress is also used to bring out a given word in a sentence<br />which will also slig...
New Information Stress <br />When asked a question, the requested information is naturally<br />stressed more strongly. <b...
Why is this important for pronunciation?<br />Focusing on the &quot;stress - timed&quot; quality of English will help you ...
What does this mean?<br />When you are speaking English the words you stress<br />can change the underlying meaning of a s...
What does this mean?<br />Consider the meaning of the following sentences with<br />the stressed word in red.<br />I don&a...
What does this mean?<br />I don&apos;t think he should get that job.<br />Meaning:In my opinion it&apos;s wrong that he&ap...
Learning Review<br />What did we learn today?<br />English is a stressed language<br />There are 4 types of intonation<br ...
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  1. 1. Skype English School <br />Learning Beyond the Classroom<br />By Anna<br />http://eikaiwa-skype.com<br />http://skype-englishschool.com<br />
  2. 2. http://eikaiwa-skype.com<br />Learning Objectives <br />Today we are going to work on pronunciation<br />In particular we are going to focus on intonation<br />http://skype-englishschool.com<br />
  3. 3. What is Intonation?<br />Intonation is variation in pitch .<br />Improving sentence intonation is one of the key elements in your English pronunciation. <br />http://skype-englishschool.com<br />
  4. 4. What is Intonation?<br />http://eikaiwa-skype.com<br />There are four basic types of word stress that lead<br />to proper intonation in English.<br />tonic stress <br />emphatic stress <br />contrastive stress <br />new information stress <br />http://skype-englishschool.com<br />
  5. 5. http://eikaiwa-skype.com<br />Tonic Stress <br />Tonic stress refers to the syllable in a word which receives the most stress in an intonation unit. <br />An intonation unit has one tonic stress. <br />It&apos;s important to remember that a sentence can have more than one intonation unit, and therefore have more than one tonic stress. <br />http://skype-englishschool.com<br />
  6. 6. http://eikaiwa-skype.com<br />Tonic Stress <br />He&apos;s waiting<br />He&apos;s waiting / for his friend<br />He&apos;s waiting / for his friend / at the station. <br />Generally, the final tonic stress in a sentence receives the most stress. <br />In the above example, &apos;station&apos; receives the strongest stress. <br />http://skype-englishschool.com<br />
  7. 7. http://eikaiwa-skype.com<br />Emphatic Stress <br />If you decide to emphasize something, you can change the stress from the principal noun to another content word such as an adjective (big, difficult, etc.), intensifier (very, extremely, etc.)<br />This emphasis calls attention to the extraordinary nature of what you want to emphasize. <br />http://skype-englishschool.com<br />
  8. 8. http://eikaiwa-skype.com<br />Emphatic Stress <br />That was a difficult test. - Standard statement<br />That was a difficult test. - Emphasizes how difficult the test was<br />There are a number of adverbs and modifiers which tend to be used to emphasize in sentences that receive emphatic stress. <br />http://skype-englishschool.com<br />
  9. 9. Emphatic Stress <br />There are a number of adverbs and modifiers which tend<br />to be used to emphasize in sentences that receive<br />emphatic stress. <br />extremely<br />terribly<br />completely<br />utterly<br />especially<br />http://skype-englishschool.com<br />
  10. 10. Contrastive Stress <br />Contrastive stress is used to point out the difference<br /> between one object and another. <br />Contrastive stress tends<br /> to be used with determiners such as &apos;this, that, these and those&apos;. <br />http://skype-englishschool.com<br />
  11. 11. Contrastive Stress <br />Contrastive stress is used to point out the difference<br /> between one object and another. <br />Contrastive stress tends to be used with determiners such as &apos;this, that, these and those&apos;. <br />I think I prefer this color.<br />Do you want these or those curtains? <br />http://skype-englishschool.com<br />
  12. 12. Contrastive Stress <br />Contrastive stress is also used to bring out a given word in a sentence<br />which will also slightly change the meaning. <br />He came to the party yesterday. (It was he, not someone else.) <br />He walked to the party yesterday. (He walked rather than drove.) <br />He came to the party yesterday. (It was a party not a meeting or something else.) <br />He came to the party yesterday. (It was yesterday not two weeks ago or some other time.) <br />http://skype-englishschool.com<br />
  13. 13. New Information Stress <br />When asked a question, the requested information is naturally<br />stressed more strongly. <br />For example: <br />Where are you from? - I come from Seattle, in the USA.<br />What do you want to do? - I want to go bowling.<br />When does class begin? - The class begins at nine o&apos;clock. <br />Use these various types of stress to help improve your pronunciation<br />and understandability.  <br />http://skype-englishschool.com<br />
  14. 14. Why is this important for pronunciation?<br />Focusing on the &quot;stress - timed&quot; quality of English will help you to improve your pronunciation skills. <br />Students often focus on pronouncing each word correctly and therefore tend to pronounce in an unnatural manner. <br />By focusing on the stress timed factor in English students soon begin sounding much more &quot;authentic. <br />http://skype-englishschool.com<br />
  15. 15. What does this mean?<br />When you are speaking English the words you stress<br />can change the underlying meaning of a sentence. <br />Let&apos;s take a look at the following sentence: <br />I don&apos;t think he should get the job.<br />This simple sentence can have many levels of meaning based on the word you stress. <br />http://skype-englishschool.com<br />
  16. 16. What does this mean?<br />Consider the meaning of the following sentences with<br />the stressed word in red.<br />I don&apos;t think he should get the job.<br />Meaning:Somebody else thinks he should get the job.<br />I don&apos;tthink he should get the job.<br />Meaning:It&apos;s not true that I think he should get the job.<br />I don&apos;t think he should get that job.<br />Meaning:That&apos;s not really what I mean. OR I&apos;m not sure he&apos;ll get that job.<br />I don&apos;t think he should get that job.<br />Meaning:Somebody else should get that job.<br />http://skype-englishschool.com<br />
  17. 17. What does this mean?<br />I don&apos;t think he should get that job.<br />Meaning:In my opinion it&apos;s wrong that he&apos;s going to get that job.<br />I don&apos;t think he should get that job.<br />Meaning:He should have to earn (be worthy of, work hard for) that job.<br />I don&apos;t think he should get that job.<br />Meaning:He should get another job.<br />I don&apos;t think he should get that job.<br />Meaning:Maybe he should get something else instead.<br />http://skype-englishschool.com<br />
  18. 18. Learning Review<br />What did we learn today?<br />English is a stressed language<br />There are 4 types of intonation<br />The way we use intonation changes the meaning of the sentence<br />http://skype-englishschool.com<br />
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