Intonation for Statements and Questions Practice A – #79810

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Intonation for Statements and Questions Practice A – #79810

This page will help you practice using intonation in statements. First, listen to the audio and pay attention to the rise-fall pattern. Next, for the first practice, read the phrases aloud to yourself to practice using intonation in statements. Make sure you can hear the rise-fall pattern. For the second practice, emphasize the stress words with a higher pitch. The stressed words are bold.

english pronunciation practiceLISTEN

Listen to the audio recording below.

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english pronunciation practicePRACTICE

Practice making statements with a rise-fall pattern

Don’t forget to send that email before you leave.
I am still waiting for his response.
Our target market is young women.
Our sales are down this quarter.
The companies’ new products are selling fast.
I haven’t seen her come to the office yet.

english pronunciation practicePRACTICE

Practice emphasizing the stressed words with a higher pitch.

The advertisement is effective.
Coffee is ready in the breakroom.
Time is money.
The launch was not successful.
The stock market is crashing.
Stress is bad for your health.

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Intonation for Statements and Questions Practice B
Intonation for Statements and Questions Practice C

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2 Comments

  1. coisme
    Posted August 5, 2013 at 12:36 pm | Permalink

    An incorrect audio file is played. 🙁

    • Blythe
      Posted August 6, 2013 at 1:25 pm | Permalink

      We have fixed the file, so it should be working now. Thank you for letting us know! 🙂

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