Here are the answers from last class. If there are any that you disagree with or have questions about, leave a comment.
ˈhaɪ mɪsɪz ˈʤoʊnz
aɪm ˈgɔɪŋ tə ðə ˈstɔr
ˈaɪ nid‿tə goʊ ˈtu
ləts ˈgoʊ təˈgɛðɚ
ɑr‿ju ˈbaɪŋ ˈfud
ˈjɛs aɪ‿ˈwɑnt‿tə gɛʔ‿səmθɪŋ ˈhɛlθi fɔr maɪ ˈfæmli
wɪl‿jə gɛʔ‿ˈfrut‿ɚ ˈvɛʤtəbəlz
ˈjɛs bəʔ‿ðɛrz‿ə ˈprɑbləm
maɪ ˈkɪdz doʊnʔ‿laɪk‿ˈvɛʤtəbəlz
ɛn maɪ ˈhʌzbənd‿dʌznʔ‿laɪk‿ˈfrut
soʊ‿wɪl‿jə gɛʔ‿ˈfrut ɔr ˈvɛʤtəbəlz
aɪ ˈθɪŋk‿ɑl gɛʔ‿ˈboʊlθ
ˈæpəlz bəˈnænəz ˈkɛrəts ɛn təˈmeɪɾoʊz
ju hæv ˈtu kɪdz ˈdoʊʔ‿ju
ˈjɛs ˈtu ˈbɔɪz
aɪm ˈʃɝ ðeɪ‿ˈiɾ‿ə ˈlɑt ˈdoʊʔ‿ðeɪ
ˈðæts fɚ ʃɚ
ˈðeɪ‿iʔ‿ˈmɔr ðɛn maɪ ˈhʌzbənd‿dʌz
haʊ‿ˈɑfən du‿ju ˈhæf tə goʊ ˈʃɑpɪŋ
du‿ju‿ˈjuʒəli‿ˈwɑk‿tə ðə ˈstɔr
ˈnoʊ aɪ‿ˈjuʒəli ˈʤraɪv tə ðə ˈstɔr
Mark the stress and intonation:
What would you like?
I’d like an apple.
I’d like a cup of coffee.
I’d like to speak to you.
I’d like to see.
I’d like to know.
Simple Yes-No questions use rising intonation in American English.
Here are some examples:
Have you ever been to Beijing?
Should I answer the telephone?
Can I help you?
May I sit here?
May I sit here?
Is that too much for you to carry in the rain?
Does she expect to take a dictionary with her?
It’s at the last stressed syllable that you begin to rise. If there are any unstressed syllables at the end, they are all high.
Now you try:
Would you like a sandwich?
Is this your shirt?
After you came home from school did you give it to her?
Didn’t you wash the dishes?
Did you reply?
Here is another set with mixed intonation. Some use Rising-Falling Intonation and others use Rising Intonation.
What are you doing?
How about going to lunch with me?
Could you bring me the book?
Would you go to lunch with me?
This book is blue.
This book is blue?
So what time will you call back?
Isn’t that the man you saw at the police station?
When you are going?
When am I going?
What time is it?
What time is it? It’s five o’clock.
What’s she doing?
What’s she doing? Don’t you know?
1. Mark the stressed words and intonation from the quiz.
Does she like it?
My father is in the front of the line.
Tomorrow is my birthday.
The sun is really hot at noon but not in the evening.
Call Frank as soon as you come back.
She looked thoughtfully at the painting hanging on the wall.
Will these clothes fit in this suitcase?
Why is the sky so dark at night?
He’s not a patient man so be sure to come on time.
When I was thirsty, Bob is the man who gave me a drink.
What do you like to do in your free time?
Everyone needs to improve their language skills.
I love to talk in English.
The young man gave up his seat on the bus for the old woman.
2. Practice reading the final exam dialog with the same intonation as me.
Don’t forget the IPA and word blending, too.