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2.4: Intonation- Statements and Questions

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    Intonation: Statements and Questions

    Rules to Remember

    Rules to Remember: Intonation in Statements and Quesitons
    1. In statements, the voice usually falls at the end of the sentence.
    2. In wh- questions that ask for new information, the voice usually falls at the end of the question.
    3. In yes/no question, the voice usually rises at the end of the question.

    Watch the Video

    Rachel's English - Questions and Intonation: Up or Down?

    Answer the Questions

    Listening Practice: End of Sentence Intonation

    Listen to each word. Does the speaker's intonation rise or fall? Write "rise" or "fall" next to each word. End of Sentence intonation.m4a

    Number Word Does the intonation rise or fall?
    1 Example car? rise
    2 yes.  
    3 pets?  
    4 no.  
    5 job?  
    6 farmer.  
    7 free time?  
    8 cooking.  

    End of Sentence Intonation AnswerS .docx

    Listening Practice: Intonation and Questions

    Listen to each sentence. Does the speaker's intonation rise or fall at the end of each sentence? Write "rise" or "fall" next to each sentence. Listening Practice - Intonation and Quesitons.m4a

    Number Sentence Does the intonation rise or fall?
    1 Example What's your name? fall
    2 Where did you grow up?  
    3 Where are you living now?  
    4 What's your job?  
    5 What do you do each day?  
    6 Why do you like your job?  
    7 What do you not like about your job?  
    8 Why is your job important to you?  
    9 What do you like to do in your free time?  
    10 Do you have any pets?  
    11 Do you have a car?  
    12 Are you a morning person?  
    13 Do you eat meat?  
    14 Are you a vegan?  
    15 What does that mean?  
    16 Why are you vegan?  

    AnswerS - Intonation in Questions .docx

    Listening Practice: Yes/No Questions

    Listen to each sentence. Does the speaker's intonation rise or fall at the end of the sentence? Write "rise" or "fall" next to each sentence. Intonation in Yes No Questions.m4a

    Number Sentence Does the intonation rise or fall?
    1 Example Do you have any pets? rise
    2 Do you have any brothers or sisters?  
    3 Do you have a car?  
    4 Are you a morning person?  
    5 Do you eat meat?  
    6 Are you a vegan?  
    7 Do you have children?  

    AnswerS - Intonation in YES NO Questions .docx

    Pair Work

    Work with a partner. Take turns asking and answering the questions above.

    Write

    Write 3 new yes/no questions to ask your teacher. Do not copy any of the questions you've already seen in this unit.

    Listening Practice: Wh- Questions

    Listen to each sentence. Does the speaker's intonation rise or fall at the end of the sentence? Write "rise" or "fall" next to each sentence. Intonation in WH questions.m4a

    Number Sentence Does the intonation rise or fall?
    1 Example What's your name? fall
    2 Where did you grow up?  
    3 Where are you living now?  
    4 What do you usually eat for dinner?  
    5 What's your job?  
    6 Why do you like your job?  
    7 What do you like to do in your free time?  

    AnswerS - Intonation in WH Questions .docx

    Pair Work

    Work with a partner. Take turns asking and answering the questions above.

    Write

    Write 3 new Why- questions to ask your teacher. Do not copy any of the questions you've already seen in this unit.

    Recording: Yes/No and Wh- Questions

    Make a recording of yourself asking each question. Make sure that you use the correct intonation for yes/no and wh- questions. You will receive one point for each question.

    ____ / 15 points

    1. What's your name?
    2. Where did you grow up?
    3. Where are you living now?
    4. What's your job?
    5. What do you do each day?
    6. Why do you like your job?
    7. What do you not like about your job?
    8. Why is your job important to you?
    9. What do you like to do in your free time?
    10. Do you have a car?
    11. Are you a morning person?
    12. Do you eat meat?
    13. Are you a vegan?
    14. What does that mean?
    15. Why are you vegan?

    This page titled 2.4: Intonation- Statements and Questions is shared under a CC BY 4.0 license and was authored, remixed, and/or curated by Brittany Zemlick.

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